Dr Rachael McDonnell was recently an invited speaker at a workshop on ‘Policy options for food insecure countries’ held in Abu Dhabi on 19-20 November 2012. The event was hosted by the Crown Prince Court and organised by the policy think tank Chatham House. She contributed to important discussions on the role of innovations in science/technology and policy for improving water management in food production systems.
Cliff Nyaga, beneficiary of the Coca-Cola Company funded Africa Water Stewardship Scholarship, reflects on his first term studying the MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management.
Groundwater is critical to global water security. This was the clear message Professor Richard Taylor delivered at a seminar in Oxford on 13 November. Water stored underground provides around 36% of the world’s domestic supplies, and 42% of all irrigation water. Use of groundwater could also prove a useful adaptation to climate variability and change.