Re-thinking Water and Food Security: Fourth Botin Foundation Water Workshop

Re-thinking Water and Food Security: Fourth Botin Foundation Water Workshop

By: Elena Lopez-Gunn (editor), Alberto Garrido (editor), Luis Martinez-Cortina (editor)Hardback

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This book provides an overview, by leading world experts, on key issues in global water and food security. The book is divided in a series of over-arching themes and sections. The first part of the book provides an overview of water and food security. The second and third sections look at global trade and virtual water trade, and provide some specific examples on the application of the water footprint at different scales. The fourth section sets the context into wider debates related to global sustainable production and consumption. The last section of the book addresses the role of the silent groundwater revolution to help address water and food security; the water/energy nexus, and the potential for generating 'new' water.

About Author

Spanish Geological Survey, Madrid, Spain Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain Marcelino Botin Foundation - Water Observatory (FMB-WO), Madrid, Spain & London School of Economics (LSE), UK


Foreword - M. Ramon Llamas I - Are global water resources a limitation for food production and security? 1 Food security in water-short countries - Coping with carrying capacity overshoot - Malin Falkenmark & Mats Lannerstad 2 Global agricultural green and blue water consumptive uses and virtual water trade - Junguo Liu & Hong Yang 3 Water scarcity and food security: A global assessment of water potentiality in Tunisia - Jamel Chahed, Mustapha Besbes &Abdelkader Hamdane II - Searching for water intelligence solutions 4 Can human ingenuity, Science and Technology help solve the world problems of water and food security? - Elena Lopez-Gunn & M. Ramon Llamas 5 Producing more or wasting less? Bracing the food security challenge of unpredictable rainfall - Jan Lundqvist 6 Prioritising the processes beyond the water sector that will secure water for society - farmers in political, economic, and social contexts and fair international trade - J.A. [Tony] Allan III - Economic development, the role of the private sector and ethical aspects 7 Present and future roles of water and food trade in achieving food security, reducing poverty and water use - Juan A. Sagardoy & Consuelo Varela-Ortega 8 Economic aspects of virtual water trade: Lessons from the Spanish case - Alberto Garrido, Paula Novo, Roberto Rodriguez-Casado & Consuelo Varela-Ortega V 9 Water commoditization: An ethical perspective for a sustainable use and management of water resources, with special reference to the Arab Region - Magdy A. Hefny 10 Water scarcity risks: Experience of the private sector - Stuart Orr &Anton Cartwright IV - Environmental conservation vs. food production 11 Incorporating the water footprint and environmental water requirements into policy: Reflections from the Donana Region (Spain) - Maite M. Aldaya, Francisco Garcia Novo & M. Ramon Llamas 12 The blue, green and grey water footprint of rice from both a production and consumption perspective - Ashok K. Chapagain &Arjen Y. Hoekstra 13 Water quality and nonpoint pollution: Comparative global analysis - Jose Albiac, Elena Calvo, Javier Tapia & Encarna Esteban V - The strategic role of groundwater in achieving food security 14 Intensive groundwater development: A water cycle transformation, a social revolution, a management challenge - Emilio Custodio 15 Electricity reforms and its impact on groundwater use: Evidence from India - Aditi Mukherji, Tushaar Shah & Shilp Verma VI -Water, energy and technology for food security 16 Water and energy nexus - Role of technology - Joppe F. Cramwinckel 17 Energy supply for the coming decades and the consequent water demand - Ignasi Nieto 18 The economics of desalination for various uses - Xavier Bernat, Oriol Gibert, Roger Guiu, Joana Tobella & Carlos Campos Postscript. The impossibilities of water in agriculture: An increasingly unreal world. What we have to do about it? - Margaret Catley-Carlson Glossary Author index Subject index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415587907
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780415587907
  • weight: 953
  • ISBN10: 0415587905

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