ILC, GWP & IWMI hold land and water governance workshop

The International Land Coalition (ILC), Global Water Partnership (GWP) and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has brought together land and water professionals, researchers and policy makers to reflect on the linkages between water and land in the emerging geopolitics of food, and to discuss cases from global, regional, basin, national or local levels, where these linkages were successfully addressed in legal frameworks, policy, and/or practice. The workshop is being held in Pretoria from 15 – 16 June 2015.


The purpose of this workshop will be to share different perspectives, from different geographical settings and levels, on the land and water dimensions of the current global food security challenge. In addition, ILC members, GWP partners, IWMI experts and other interested organisations will aim to:

- share positive and negative experiences of coordinated land and water governance and practice, and the impacts of this (un)coordinated land and water governance and practice on people’s food security, people’s livelihoods and ecosystem services;

- initiate a global debate on the need and options for a coordinated governance of land and water.

Food security is considered humanity's biggest challenge for the 21st century. This raises questions such as: Where will the needed additional freshwater resources and agricultural land come from? At what costs? How do we coordinate land and water governance for the sake of global food security?

Further reading on water and land management may be accessed on the GWP Perspective paper on Water and Land Management.

For further information, Contact:

Dr. Danka Thalmeinerova, Senior Knowledge Management Officer, Global Water Partnership (GWP), P.O. Box 24177, 104 51 Stockholm, Sweden.