Coffee Hour: Achieving nutrition outcomes through improved agricultural water management: What are the options?

Date
September 20, 2019
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Time
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Location
319 and 112 Walker Building, University Park campus
Description

Achieving nutrition outcomes through improved agricultural water management: What are the options?

About the talk

One out of three people in the world suffers from one or several forms of malnutrition—and every third person lives in a water-stressed environment—and both trends are worsening.

It is, however, not only the magnitudes that link water and nutrition—the challenges and solutions are also closely interlinked—so interlinked, in fact, that achieving the SDG targets for water without consideration of other goals and targets could well constrain efforts to reach SDG targets on nutrition—and vice versa. This talk describes ongoing work by the International Food Policy Research Institute and partners on the linkages between water and nutrition, and provides case study and empirical results for Sub-Saharan Africa.

About the speaker

Claudia Ringler is Deputy Division Director at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). A thought leader on water for food, she manages IFPRI’s Natural Resource Theme, co-leads the Institute’s water research program and is a co-manager of the Managing Resource Variability, Risks and Competing Uses for Increased Resilience (VCR) flagship of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). Claudia also chairs the Food, Energy, Environment and Water Network (FE2W) and is associated with the Sustainable Water Futures Program of Future Earth. She published more than 100 journal articles in the areas of global water and food security, gender-water and gender-climate change linkages and the synergies of climate change adaptation and mitigation. Claudia has a PhD in agricultural economics from University of Bonn and an MA in International Development Economics from Yale University.

 

Suggested readings

https://ilssi.tamu.edu/media/1387/domenech_2015_review_paper.pdf

https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/103404

https://wle.cgiar.org/meeting-nutrition-and-water-targets-sustainable-development-goals-achieving-progress-through-linked

Cost
Free
Contact
Angela Rogers - geography@psu.edu - 8148652493
Host/Sponsor
Speakers Committee