International Policy Options for Water Management in Agriculture

 

Dr Kevin Parris, ex OECD

17 November 2015

Population, economic growth, agriculture and many other drivers are putting pressure on water resources and water quality worldwide. Climate change brings further uncertainty and complexity to these pressures. The water challenge is multidimensional and this presentation focuses on a key dimension, agriculture. 

To meet the projected global growth in demand for agricultural commodities over the next fifty years will require substantial improvements in agricultural water management efficiency. agriculture. Overall the presentation is a contribution towards building water wise economies, with focus on the role agriculture.