Water for food security and nutrition

    Report elaboration process and related documents

    You can find in this page all the elements and documents relevant to the elaboration of this report, according to the different steps of the HLPE process (click here for a flowchart of the HLPE process for the HLPE studies).

    1) Elaboration of the request by CFS (October 2013)

    • See the CFS Multi-Year Programme of Work (paragraphs 51-52) for discussions at CFS 40 on the issue of Water and food security, and the mandate received by the HLPE from the CFS;

    2) Scoping consultation (21 January - 28 February 2014):

    3) Open call for candidatures for the Project Team selection (13 November - 10 December 2013)

    4) Project Team appointment by the HLPE Steering Committee (24 February 2014)

    5) Kick-off meeting of the Project Team (2-4 April 2014)

    6) Production and release of a V0 Draft by the Project Team (1 October 2014)

    7) Electronic open consultation on the V0 Draft (3 October - 7 November 2014):

    8) Production of V1 Draft by the Project Team (January 2015)

    9) V1 Draft submitted to external review to eminent anonymous peers (15 January - 31 January 2015)

    10) Production of V2 (post-review) by the Project Team (February 2015)

    11) Finalization of report and submission to the Steering Committee (March 2015)

    12) Meeting of the Steering Committee and approval of the report (13-16 March 2015)

    13) Publication of the Report in English

    14) Launch of the Report in FAO Headquarters, 15 May 2015

    15) Translations in all languages available [AR, CH, EN, ES, FR, RU]

    16) Presentation at CFS 42. Read/replay the opening statement from the HLPE Chairperson. See also the CFS 42 Final Report and all session documents for reference. Further information at the CFS 42 webpage.


    The HLPE warmly thanks all the participants having contributed with very valuable inputs and comments to the two open electronic consultations, first on a proposed scope of the study, and second, on an advanced draft (V0) of this report. The full list of participants can be found here.

    The HLPE also acknowledges the important feedback received from the anonymous peer-reviewers on a pre-final draft of this report.