Land & Water

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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WASAG Working Paper: Thinking ahead: Drought resilience and COVID-19

The WASAG working group on Drought Preparedness prepared a working paper titled Thinking ahead: Drought resilience and COVID-19, a co-publication with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification highlighting that the interactions between human, ecosystems and ecology often govern drought-linked disease.

Following the publication of this working paper, a webinar titled Drought, COVID-19 and multi-risk assessment will be held on 2 February 2022. Read more about the working paper and the webinar here.

WASAG Strategy for 2021-2024 - Turning water scarcity into opportunities for sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition

WASAG has gained increasing recognition since its launch in April 2017. A Strategy to guide its work for the next four years has become imperative to build on the achievements of the four years of its existence in order to better respond to the expectations raised, considering the numerous endorsements received and the mandate it was given.

The Strategy takes stock of achievements and proposes a theory of change through which key action areas are identified, focused on collaborative solutions, building on the comparative advantages of its partners. Read the Strategy here.

"In reflection of the creation and achievements of the WASAG it can be said that since WASAG’s launch in 2016, it has been established and grown into an excellent Framework and partnership that has been endorsed and supported at various international fora."

- Felix Reinders, Chair of WASAG.