The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), one of the Ramsar Convention’s partner organizations, took the occasion of the IV World Water Forum earlier this month to launch a very useful 20-page brochure entitled “Beyond more crop per drop: water management for food and the environment”. Written by Frank Rijsbersman, Director General of IWMI and Nadia Manning, with input from a number of others and based on information from the Ramsar Convention, SEI, IUCN, SIWI, and others, the pamphlet draws on the emerging results of IWMI’s Comprehensive Assessment of Water in Agriculture (CA) sponsored by CGIAR, FAO, Ramsar, and the CBD. The publication “highlights various key areas for action including: increasing blue and green water productivity and access to water resources; balancing water for food and other ecosystem services; and investing in water security to aid poverty alleviation. It also identifies cross-cutting actions such as integrated water resources management, capacity building and continued research” (quoted from the IISD’s MEA Bulletin no. 3). The brochure can be downloaded in PDF format from the IWMI Web site
Source: website of the Ramsar Convention
Updated on 4/26/2006 1:45:41 PM.