This paper was prepared by Jacob W. Kijne for the Land and Water Development Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The content was based on the debates taking place during the electronic conference on Water Source of Food Security, organized by the Land and Water Development Division of FAO from 15 September to 1 November 2002. Issue papers for that conference were prepared by: Riad Balaghi, Patrick Duffy, Mohammed Jlibene, K.J. Joy, Wulf Klohn, Peter Mollinga, Suhas Paranjape, José L. Trava and Bernard Tychon. Jacob Burke, Jean-Marc Faurès, Daniel Renault and Peter Torrekens contributed to the finalization of this document.
Design and layout were prepared by Simone Morini, the cover photographs are from FAO Media Archive.