Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture
- 26 May 2006 -
The CA assesses current knowledge and experience to identify the most effective investment and management decisions in water management for agriculture for reducing poverty and enhancing food and environmental security.
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News on the assessment synthesis
The CA synthesis book has entered its final step. A few remaining chapters are in last review by their respective review editors. The rest are in the final stage and edited by the science editor.
A draft outreach brochure
“Influencing What Happens Next” has been prepared to present the CA, its
process, results and suggest next steps.
This brochure will be finalized for the World Water Week in
A new Online Discussion to be launched on the 2 June on “bio-energy: future implications for water management in agriculture”. Please register if you are interested and did not do it yet. firstname.lastname@example.org.
CA art competition – Still opened for some messages - URGENT
Global Art competition to illustrate messages on water for food and Life of the
CA is still open for some messages.
some messages extended to
CA, SIWI, RAMSAR,
How: Send a digital picture of your artwork with an information note on the work to email@example.com, or send your artwork to one of the submission locations available in various countries thanks to the CA competition partners and inform us of this. http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/assessment/Newsroom/artcompetition-eng-locations.htm
Results of the CA to be presented in August 2006 at the World Water Week in Stockholm
Participate in the next CA
event - a special session at the World Water Week- a full day on
The Session is entitled “From Assessment to Research and Actions: The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, and the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food”. It will be a full day session to present CA findings and how they translate them into action [for more on the session]. This seminar will be enriched by other focused seminars & workshops on closed basins, diets, IWRM, transboundary basins, and droughts [for more].
CA brochure, Influencing What Happens Next, Draft version May 2005. [PDF 4.5 MB]
CA Research Report No.10, 2006. Cities Versus Agriculture: Revisiting Intersectoral Water Transfers, Potential Gains and Conflicts. Molle, F. and J. Berkoff. [PDF 714 KB]
This new CA research report revisits commonly accepted wisdom on water allocation. It examines the nature of urban water scarcity, the relative importance of both physical and economic scarcity, and how cities secure funds for the development of their water infrastructure (or fail to do so). It investigates whether recurrent water shortages in cities have anything to do with agricultural water use (or overuse); and assesses whether significant allocation stresses warrant the view that large economic gains can be realized through reallocation. (Printed version are available with the CA secretariat).
More Crop Per Drop, 2006. A
document and web site have been produced for the 4th World Water Forum (WWF4)
in March 2006 in
Other publications can be downloaded from Publications, including the CA research reports 1 through 10, CA publications in partners series, the Blue Paper: Investing in Water for Food, Ecosystems and Livelihoods, Stockholm 2004 [PDF 634 KB] and the book, Water Productivity in Agriculture: Limits and Opportunities for Improvement [Book index HTML]
second International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for
Development (IAASTD) Global Authors meeting was held from 2-5 May 2006 in
News from CA Partners
4-7 September 2006, 9th International River symposium, 'Managing rivers with climate change and expanding populations', next year, the tenth symposium on the 3-6 September 2007will be on Environmental Flows, For further updates visit: www.riversymposium.com
26-28 September 2006, 3rd
International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management,
9-13 October 2006, 26 th IRRC at International Rice Congress (IRC 2006), New Delhi, India, More details on the Congress can be obtained from the website at http://www.icar.org.in/irc2006 or http://irri.org/irc2006.
12 – 17 November,
2006, International Forum on Water and Food, organized by the Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF), Vientiane, Lao