Each year the World Water Week addresses a particular theme. For 2012, the theme is water and food security.
Below is an overview of all seminars and events where centre researchers are involved.
Young Water Professionals Seminar
Time: 09:00 - 12:30
The Young Water Professionals seminar provides an interactive platform for young professionals to meet and network with their fellow peers and senior professionals. This year the focus is on how we can move towards a green economy and ensure access to food, water and energy without degrading our ecosystems.
09:45 The Water, Food and Energy Nexus: How Farmer Practices Affect Water, Food Security, Livelihoods and Climate Change. Dr. Lisa Deutsch
Safeguarding Water Resilience for Food Security in the Anthropocene
Time: 17:45 - 18:45
Food production is massively water consumptive. To secure global food security for a growing population in a time of increasing change, complexity and dynamics is a daunting challenge. Is humanity's life support system at risk?
17.45 New Perspective on the Water Challenges in the Anthropocene: Recognizing Water as the Bloodstream of the Biosphere. Prof. Johan Rockström
17.55 Global Food Self-reliance Outlook: Green-Blue Water Linkages and Virtual Water Dependence. Prof. Malin Falkenmark, SIWI and Stockholm Resilience Centre
18.05 Water Related Disturbances and Feedbacks: Thresholds, Regime Shifts and Risks for Traps. Dr. Line Gordon
18.15 Required Transformations of Water Governance: Institutional Implications of Putting the Bloodstream Perspective in Operation. Prof. Carl Folke
18.25 Presentation of a Coming Book: Confronting the Water Challenge in a Turbulent World, Cambridge University Press. Dr. Mats Lannerstad, SEI
18.30 Questions and Discussion
Facing the Water, Sanitation, and Food Security Challenge
Time: 15:45 - 18:45
The effects of climate change and of increased disaster risks will be acutely felt through alterations in the hydrological cycle, impacting on water availability, communities access to water and sanitation, and ultimately affecting people's health, nutrition and food security.
15:50 The Resilience Concept, the linkages between Food Security, Water, and Sanitation. Current scenarios. Johan Rockström (tbc)
Rainfed production under growing rain variability: closing the yield gap
Time: 09:00 - 17:30
Contemporary agriculture faces enormous challenges for meeting rapidly growing food demands on a planet with shrinking per-capita-availability of both water and agricultural land. This workshop will address ways to increase water productivity and close yield gaps.
Moderator, Elin Enfors.
Safeguarding global food security and life supporting ecosystems
Time: 09:00 - 17:30
Maintaining healthy ecosystems to ensure water availability and other key ecosystem services is essential for long-term food security. This workshop will discuss the impact of food production on water and ecosystems on the context of food security and how to address solutions for managing the trade-offs between human needs and healthy ecosystems.
09:35 Intensification of Livestock Production Systems: Driver of a Regime Shift in Water-related Ecosystem Services in Uruguay? Dr. Lisa Deutsch
Sustaining Aquaculture: Knowledge Management, Communities and the Environment
Time: 14:00 - 17:30
The future of seafood is increasingly farmed. Almost 50% of the world's 115 million tonne supply of food fish now comes from aquaculture. At this level, 30 million more tonnes will be needed by 2020 to match population growth alone.
4:15 Challenges and Prospects for a Sustainable Aquaculture Trajectory. Prof. Max Troell (Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics)
Water Prize Seminar in the Presence and Honour of H.M. the King of Sweden - Food for Billions: The Need for a Holistic View
Time: 09:00 - 12:30
Ensuring food security with limited water resources is an increasing concern as the global population is projected to grows from seven billion to an estimated nine billion in the next 30 years. Will there be enough water, energy and nutrients to meet growing demand?
09.15 Food and Water in a Global Context. Limits to Sustainable Growth. Prof. Johan Rockström