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7th World Water Forum: >> L A T E S T news <<
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freccia2050: Water supplies to dwindle in parts of the world, threatening food security and livelihoods

frecciaOlcay Unver: Better policies and more investments needed

frecciaJean-Marc Faures: En 2050, la disponibilité en eau diminuera dans certaines parties du monde

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7th World Water Forum:
White Paper: Towards a Water and Food Secure Future
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This new White paper, prepared by FAO and the World Water Council, aims to provide policy-makers with a helpful overview of the technical and economic aspects of water use in agriculture, with particular emphasis on crop and livestock production. Through 2050, in many countries, agriculture will remain an important determinant of economic growth, poverty reduction, and food security, even as, over time, the proportion of agricultural revenue in national gross income declines. WWF7

frecciaDownload the White paper

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7th World Water Forum:
Groundwater Governance, a call for action:
A Shared Global Vision for 2030
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GWG Vision

Groundwater is indispensable to poverty reduction and shared prosperity. It has the potential to provide an improved source of drinking water for millions of urban and rural poor people. Many poor farmers and their families depend on it to irrigate their crops and sustain their livelihoods.

The 2030 Vision and Framework for Action provides the enabling framework and guiding principles for a coordinated action among governments and organizations
frecciaProject website
frecciaDownload the Executive Summary
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Renewable Water Resources Assessment
2015 AQUASTAT methodology review
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AQUASTAT has updated the renewable water resource assessment methodology. This includes: (i) elimination of 'natural' versus 'actual' river flow distinction, and (ii) modification of the way border river flows are accounted for in the different countries. These changes allow AQUASTAT to deliver statistics with higher accuracy while simultaneously reducing the amount of unnecessary complication.

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Water and Food Security
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific leads eConference in preparation for World Water Forum 7
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©FAO/Prakash Singh This 3-Session eConference, to be held in the coming weeks, will share noteworthy information and matters of concern with regards to water and food security in the region, shed light on these matters and build a forward-looking action agenda based on shared understanding and shared vision.

Within the Asia Pacific Regional Preparatory Process for the World Water Forum 7 in Republic of Korea next year, FAO RNE has been designated to coordinate Session 3 on Water and Food Security.
frecciaeConference website
frecciaIssue paper on eConference topics
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Promotional Material: 2015 FAO Desktop Calendar
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After a brief hiatus, the FAO Land and Water Desktop Calendar is back! The April 2015 desktop calendar is now available!

Download your calendar, selecting your screen size to open the calendar image in a new window then right click on the image and select 'Set as Desktop Item' form the menu.

©FAO/Giulio Napolitano
April 2015:
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