Water, Food and Energy Nexus

Water serves a range of productive, environmental and social purposes in the agricultural sector and wider economy. Policy maker, water management officials, and consumers/users’ action mechanisms are responsible for ensuring water is allocated and used to achieve socially and economically beneficial and efficient outcomes in a manner that is environmentally effective and sustainable. However, management of water resources in agriculture sector is far more complicated due to its being severely tested with rising food and energy prices, growing competition under the pressure of different users, global population booming, and concerns related to climate change. Agriculture is a primary target for policies that move the sector towards sustainable management of water as it uses about 70% of the world’s freshwater withdrawals and over 40% of total OECD countries water withdrawals. The anticipated growth in world population from 7 billion currently to 9 billion by 2050 will drive a major expansion in demand for food and water. It is safe to say that sustainable development of water resources is an important direction of the world agriculture.

With the presence of experts Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippine, and Vietnam experts, this workshop is aimed to share experiences in a challenge that food production in a world of rapid growing population but limited amount of water resources supply from

  • Moderators

Dr. Le Kim Cuc, Email: cucvkhtlvn@gmail.com – Director, MARD Ministry, Vietnam

Dr. Ronjon CHAKRABART, Email: chakrabarti@adelphi.de – Adelphi, Germany

  • Date & Venue

8:30 am – 11:30 am, March 05th, 2018

Black Diamond Room, ALMAZ 1st Floor

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Session Duration
Session plan in detail Order Presentation / Discussion topic Confirmed speakers
1 Introduction
 2 Enabling Sustainable Groundwater-based Agriculture in Coastal Areas that are affected by Saltwater Intrusion – Experiences from SUBSOL Ronjon CHAKRABARTI

Adelphi research gGmbH, Germany

3 Sustainable Solutions towards Food Production through Changing Water and Energy Dynamics: Case Studies from South Asia KH Anantha


4 Mekong Water -Food -Energy security nexus: Opportunities and challenges today and future Dao Trong Tu

Vietnam Rivers network, Vietnam

 5 Impact of Land Use Change and Management Practices on Groundwater Resources of Dryland Regions: A Case Study of Kolar District in Karnataka State, India Kaushal K Garg


 6 Optimizing chemical fertilizer application for onion crop under drip fertigation in sandy loam soil through solute transport modeling Vijayakumar

Excel Engineering College, Tamil Nadu, India

 7 Equity and Efficiency Implications of Subsidized Energy Pricing on Groundwater Use for Agriculture: A Case of India Sarbani Mukherjee

Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore, India

8 Water Security for Sustainable Agriculture at Jatiluhur Irrigation System – Indonesiai Reni Mayasari

Sekretariat Perusahaan, Indonesia

9 Modelling optimal tomato greenhouse with incorporation of solar energy and energy efficiency technologies Nofri Yenita DAHLAN

Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

10 Tomorrow Water Process – convert wastewater from cost stream to profit stream E.F Dongwoo Kim

Tomorrow Water, Republic of Korea

 11 Evaluation of the Management and Use of Water Resources for Irrigation in Khulm Watershed, Afghanistan Ezatullah Rabanizada

2th district Kabul, Afghanistan

12 Panel discussion All speakers

Senior Scientist and Senior Project Manager, adelphi research gGmbH

KH Anantha

Senior Scientist, Natural Resource Management

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India

Dao Trong Tu

Vietnam Rivers network, Vietnam

Kaushal K Garg

Senior Scientist

ICRISAT Development Centre, India

G. Vijayakumar

Associate Professor

Department of Civil Engineering, Excel Engineering College, Komarapalayam, Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu

Sarbani Mukherjee

Assistant Professor

Indian Institute of Plantation Management Bangalore, India

Reni Mayasari

Sekretariat Perusahaan, Indonesia

Nofri Yenita DAHLAN

Senior Lecturer

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

E.F Dongwoo Kim

Founder & CEO

Tomorrow Water, Korea

Ezatullah Rabanizada

2th district Kabul, Afghanistan

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam

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