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MAY192015
Twitter Chat: Innovation in Global Water & Food Security for Women

19th May 2015

10 am – 11 am EST

On May 19th, USAID’s Securing Water for Food Program will host its first-ever Twitter Chat to raise awareness around the role innovation in global water and food security and how it benefits women. Follow @securingwater and #WaterAgWomen to join a panel of experts hosting a live chat around this crucial topic and answering questions posed by users.

According to Goldman Sachs, “Water is the petroleum of the next century.” The demand is ever increasing. Currently, agriculture accounts for 70% of all global water demand and 55% of traditional irrigation water is wasted. Clearly this is an area ripe for innovation. Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development (SWFF) is currently accepting applications for its 3rd Call for Innovations to increase water availability and promote efficient use of water in agriculture.

The Challenge closes on May 22nd at 5pm EST, so apply now with groundbreaking technologies or business models—especially those that prioritise the engagement of women in water and agriculture.

Up to 30 innovators are expected to receive between $100,000 and $3 million in funding and acceleration support so get your application in now atwww.securingwaterforfood.org/round-3-call-3/