Fish Friendly Irrigation:Enhancing production, livelihoods and health-24 August week, the 2021 World Water Week will be held from 23 to 27 August with the theme 'Building Resilience Faster.' Hosted by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), this global event offers an opportunity to connect and collaborate to find solutions to the world's greatest water-related challenges. WorldFish and partners will host a series of sessions on irrigation and aquatic food systems for healthy people and planet.

Time:Tuesday, 24 August 2021,13:00-14:25 (UTC+8)

Experts in food and nutrition security, water development and irrigation management will gather on a panel to share insights on why fish-friendly irrigation is critical in food systems transformation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The panel will focus on current investments into water management and irrigation development, diving into the importance of delivering acceptable returns in integrated systems to improve food security, enhance nutrition and minimize environmental impacts in both Asia and Africa.

Opening Remarks:
Rachael McDonnell, Deputy Director General, Research for Development, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Research Presentations:
    Simon Funge-Smith, Senior Fishery Officer, FAO
    Chaiwat Prechawit, Vice President Hon., International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage (ICID)
    Sophie Nguyen-Khoa, Senior Advisor, Water Security, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation

Breakout Room Leads:
    Mark Dubois, Officer in Charge, Cambodia, Sustainable Aquaculture, WorldFish
    Sanjiv de Silva, Senior Regional Researcher, Natural Resources Governance, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
    Priyanie Amerasinghe, Senior Researcher, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Closing Remarks:
    Michael Phillips, Director of Aquaculture and Fisheries Science, WorldFish & and Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH)

Moderator:Matthew McCartney, Research Group Leader, Sustainable Water Infrastructure and Ecosystems, International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

Click HERE to register for the Stockholm World Water Week