Farming First attended the day-long World Water Summit in London, hosted by The Economist, urging those in the water sector that now is the “time for action.”
Several of the panel sessions looked at the intersection of water management and agriculture. Here are some of the key issues and themes which emerged from the discussions:
Bridging the Data Gap
Several speakers focused on the need for more and better data to inform business and policymaking in the water sector.
Guido Schmidt-Traub, Executive Director of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Netwok (UNSDSN), said that there is a vast amount of data out there (including within the agricultural sector), but that it has not been mobilised to inform policymaking for water management. Continue reading