Special Event

Water for Food Security

A Vital Resource to Feed the Planet
Sep 22, 2016 - 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm UTC

The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Global Food Security Project and University of California, Davis invites you to "Water for Food Security: A Vital Resource to Feed the Planet".

Water is central to the productivity and resilience of global agriculture. We need to use the precious resource wisely in order to improve crop production and feed a growing population. Irrigated lands are twice as productive as rainfed and are less vulnerable to changing rainfall patterns with climate change, but require significant investment. Join agricultural and international development experts for a discussion of the opportunity and challenges of sustainably securing water for food security.

Opening Remarks:

  • Josette Lewis, Associate Director, World Food Center, University of California, Davis 

Panel Discussion: 

  • Robert Bertram, Chief Scientist, Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Mark Rosegrant, Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Thomas Harter, Robert M. Hagan Endowed Chair in Water Management and Policy, University of California, Davis

Keynote Closing Address:

  • Dan Glickman, Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


  • Kimberly Flowers, Director, CSIS Global Food Security Project