10th World Water Forum

Start Date
May 18, 2024
10th World Water Forum
10th World Water Forum

Along with CGIAR water researchers, ICARDA will be attending the 10th World Water Forum in Bali, Indonesia, from May 18-25, 2024. The Forum is world’s largest water-related gathering and is held every three years by the World Water Council (WWC) and a hosting country. This global event brings together stakeholders from around the globe, including heads of state, high level government officials, representatives of international organizations, academia, civil society and the private sector, with the common objective to share knowledge, experience, and best practices on integrated water resources management.

The WWC’s overarching mission is to gather the international community to convey to decision-makers that water is a political priority for the sustainable and equitable development of the planet. ICARDA became a member organization of the WWC in 2023.

ICARDA’s Research Leader for Soil, Water, Agronomy Program, Dr. Vinay Nangia, will be leading ICARDA’s participation and we will presenting our novel dryland water management research efforts in the following sessions:

  • Tuesday, 21 May, 2024, 8.30 - 10.00: Special Session: "Empowering solutions for Egypt's water challenges through scientific applied research" - by Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation
  • Tuesday, 21 May, 2024, 16:40-18:10: Side event “Advancing Action on Water Adaptation and Resilience: A Progress Update of the AWARe Initiative” – by Government of Egypt, FAO, WMO, UNDP, and UNESCO
  • Wednesday, 22 May, 2024, 11:00 - 12:00: Debate Session "Debating Drops - Should we move water out of agriculture?" – by International Water Management Institute (IWMI)  
  • Wednesday, 22 May, 2024, 16:40-18:10: Technical Session “A workable framework to address social and economic vulnerability under water-related disasters” – by Arab Water Council, League of Arab State, and International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)
  • Thursday, 23 May, 2024, 10:50-11:20: Technical Session “Agricultural water management: Technologies, practices, and outreach to support smallholder farmers in the Global South” – by Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, University of Nebraska, and French Institute of Research for Sustainable Development (IRD)
  • Participation in events by FAO Land and Water Division, International Commission for Irrigation and Drainage, WASAG and many other collaborators and donors.