6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Feeding a Thirsty World: Harnessing the Connections Between Food and Water Security

There will be a webcast of this event

Event Co-sponsors

U.S. Agency for International Development, Sustainable Water Partnership, Winrock International

Food and water security are deeply entwined. 70 percent of global water use is for agriculture while more than 25 percent of the global population lives in areas facing severe water scarcity and more than 820 million people face chronic food deprivation. As the global population continues to rise and changing weather and climate patterns disrupts food and water availability, we need innovative and forward-looking approaches to securing food and water for vulnerable populations. Join us for a discussion to explore what these approaches look like across the public and private sectors.

Registration and coffee beginning at 9:30 am. 

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  • Laura Abrahams Schulz

    Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, U.S. Agency for International Development 



  • Jennifer Billings

    Agriculture Development Leader, Corteva Agriscience
  • Claire Chase

    Senior Economist, World Bank Water Global Practice
  • Michael Tiboris

    Global Water Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture Program, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Eric Viala

    Director/Chief of Party, Winrock International