IWRA 2021 online conference - One Water, One Health: Water, Food and Public Health in a Changing World

IWRA, the International Water Resources Association,  organises and supports international water conferences and events related to advancing water resources knowledge, policy and management around the world. The objective of the online conference is to provide a meeting place to share experiences, promote discussion, and to present new knowledge, research results and new developments in the field of water sciences around the world. This online conferences are excellent events for the identification of major global themes concerning the water agenda, and for the bringing together of a large cross-section of stakeholders for the development and implementation of decisions in the field of water.


Currently, the whole world has been focussed on public health with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has also disrupted farming, production, and shipping, highlighting the fragilities of the interconnected systems we all depend upon.  Water is a critical factor in both agriculture and food processing, as well as in nutrition and broader human health issues. This complex nexus of sectors is often treated in silos, from both science and policy perspectives.  Examining the inter-linkages between water, food and public health is now more critical than ever, especially as the world changes in response to the stressors of pandemics, climate change, population growth, and urbanization.


IWRA’s 2021 online Conference in collaboration with the FAO will address these challenges and priorities. The conference will be held from June 7th to 9th, 2021, and its main goal is to promote the sharing and exchange of the latest scientific and policy knowledge on the links between Water, Food, and Public health for the sustainable governance, use, and management of these resources globally.


Theme 1 - How can we better manage water for food and public health in a changing world?

Theme 2 - How can managing water in agriculture contribute to food security and public health?

Theme 3 - What opportunities lie in the improved cooperation between water, food, and public health sectors?

Theme 4 - What are the synergies or trade-offs between ecosystem health and human health?

Theme 5 - How can science better inform public policy, governance and capacity building for water, food and health?


More information on the Conference and related themes click here.

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