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WASAG - The Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

WASAG has been designed to bring together key players across the globe and across sectors to tackle the collective challenge of using water better in agriculture to ensure food security for all. It is an initiative for partners from all fields and backgrounds to collaborate in supporting countries and stakeholders in their commitments and plans related to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the Paris Climate Agreement (including implementing nationally determined contributions) and other plans and programmes related to agriculture and water.

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International Symposium on the use of nonconventional waters for achieving food security

FAO and the Government of Spain, in collaboration with WASAG, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Casa de América, are organizing the International Symposium on the use of nonconventional waters to be held in Madrid, Spain on 14-15 November 2019. Read more.


WASAG at the 3rd World Irrigation Forum – Bali, Indonesia

The 3rd World Irrigation Forum (WIF) brought together policy makers, experts, research institutions, NGOs and farmers and provided a platform for them to find solutions to advance irrigated agriculture. Read more.


WASAG at the 2019 Stockholm World Water Week

Since its establishment in April 2017, WASAG has consistently participated in the Stockholm World Water Week, first with a showcase event in August 2017, followed by four technical sessions in 2018. This year, the WASAG partners hosted the following events. Read more.


“We must produce more food with less water. The WASAG Global Framework will bring together key players from across the globe to design and implement integrated strategies to do just that and prevent water scarcity from setting back our ambitious vision of a future of peace and plenty for all."  

Eduardo Mansur, Director, Land and Water Division, FAO