Water for Food

Water for Food Institute contributes to Swedish FAO report on water, food security and nutrition


The Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska, together with the Swedish Committee of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, is pleased to share the report, “Water, Food Security and Human Dignity – A Nutrition Perspective.” This report examines various issues related to the importance of water in ensuring global food security. Founding Executive Director Roberto Lenton and Faculty Fellow Donald Wilhite, a climatologist in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s School of Natural Resources, authored the section, “Disastrous drought: society’s new normal” (Box 2, p. 29-30). The section underscores the need for a more proactive approach to cope with severe and prolonged droughts. Drs. Lenton and Wilhite urge nations to think more strategically about drought, emphasizing preparedness, risk reduction and water conservation year round. Establishing drought policies focused on risk reduction instead of using a piecemeal approach would help countries develop a framework to build resilience and use resources more effectively. Read the report.

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