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WATER

Eye on Asia
Program
28 August 2012

Food and Water Security

09:0009:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks Ian W. Makin, Asian Development Bank (ADB) ADB Water Operations for Food Security Wouter Lincklaen Arriens, ADB [ Opening Remarks ] Research for Rural Development in Asia Andrew Noble, ACIAR (Former) Revitalization of Irrigation for Food Security A Collaborative Effort of the FAO, WB and ADB Alexander Muller, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

09:3010:30

Session A Looming Crisis? Chair: Andrew Noble, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Looming Food and Water Crisis in Asia Peter Rogers, Harvard University and National University of Singapore [ Presentation | Paper ] Water and Food Security in Asia Addressing a Growing Challenge Ines Beernaerts, FAO Subregional office for Central Asia [ Presentation ] Climate Change and Food Security: Role of Watershed Development in India V. Ratna Reddy, Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management Institute, Hyderabad, India [ Presentation | Paper ]

10:3011:00 11:0011:30

Coffee Break Interactive Panel Debate Water and Food in Asia Chair: Wouter Lincklaen Arriens, ADB Water Uncertainties and Production Risks in Asia Akhtar Ali, ADB [ Presentation | Paper ] Rice, Sugar and Water Initiatives in South Asia Lifeng Li, World Wildlife Fund [ Presentation ]

Panel Debate with members Facilatator: Wouter Lincklaen Arriens, ADB Members: Luna Bharati, IWMI; David S. McCauley, ADB; Kenneth Irvine, UNESCO-IHE; Akhtar Ali, ADB 12:4513:35 Lunch Session: Launch Strategic Water Management Publications with ADB, FAO, GIWP UNESCO, and WWF , Chair: Yasmin Siddiqi, ADB Welcome and Introduction Yasmin Siddiqi ADB River Basin Planning Li Yuan Yuan, General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning [ Presentation ] Towards a Renewed Framework of Action for Sustainable Water Resources Management and Food Security in Asia Louise Whiting, FAO [ Presentation | Paper ] Open Panel Discussion and Q&A Li Yuan Yuan, GIWP; Louise Whiting, FAO 14:0015:00 Session A Look Into the Future Chair: Ian W. Makin, ADB Food and Water Security in Changing Times Casey Brown, University of Massachusetts [ Presentation | Paper ] Food and Water Security in a Changing Climate David S. McCauley, ADB [ Presentation | Paper ] Moving Towards Environmentally Sustainable Water Allocation in South Asia Luna Bharati, IWMI, Nepal [ Presentation | Paper ] Large-scale Precision Irrigation in Asia: Prospects and Problems Robert Meaney, Retired Chairman Valmont International, 2012 Advanced Leadership Fellow Harvard University [ Presentation | Paper ]

15:30
16:0017:25

Coffee Break
Presentation: A Broader Pan Asia Pacific Perspective

Andrew Noble, IWMI


Presentation: Water and Food Security for All in Asia Leadership and Commitment

Badra Kamaladasa, Irrigation Department of Sri Lanka [ Presentation ]


High-level Panel Debate - Water and Food Security for All in Asia

Chair: Ravi Narayanan, Asia-Pacific Water Forum Panel Members: Badra Kamaladasa, Director General, Department of Irrigation, Sri Lanka; Wouter Lincklaen Arriens; ADB, Andrew Noble, IWMI; FAO; Peter Rogers, Harvard/NUS
Closing Remarks

Ravi Narayanan, APWF