For the first time in 20 years Amsterdam International Water Week is hosting sessions on the interaction between agri-food production and watermanagement, or the food-water nexus. It’s clear that global challenges, such as population growth, climate change and biodiversity loss, need integrated, multidisciplinary solutions. Agriculture is one of the largest consumers of fresh water as well as one of the largest contributors to aquatic pollution worldwide
At AIWW2021, you have the opportunity to visit one of the following events, either online or at the in-person conference in Amsterdam:
- Water and food, make two ends meet | November 1 | Online
System thinking provides solutions that previously were not considered as options. The role of water in circular agriculture will be addressed during the session, together with concrete examples in the Asian delta. Leading agro-companies will discuss how applying water system thinking has improved their food production methods.
- Water and Agrifood, Global challenges and local solutions | November 2 | Online
Starting with a regional sector overview by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the session then dives into 2-3 inspiring case studies by Dutch companies from a variety of Asian countries on water, food and ecosystems. Are you interested in the Asian agri-food business or working in this sector?
- Saline water a food systems | November 3 | In-person
How to grow food in saline conditions? That question will be the central topic during this in-person session in Amsterdam. From growing crops in saline water to agriculture on saline soils, you will see inspiring international cases with input from Dutch knowledge and expertise.