A Maurice, la grande majorité des terres fertiles est consacrée à la culture intensive de la canne à sucre, pour produire et vendre le sucre à l’export. Cependant, alors que les terres sont rares et de plus en plus chères, et que le pays connait l’une des plus fortes densité démographiques au monde, la sécurité alimentaire de ce petit pays du sud-ouest de l’océan Indien dépend dans une large mesure des importations de l’étranger.
Elaboration d’un guide de recommandations visant la protection des aires d’alimentation de captages d’eau potable de bonnes pratiques partenariales dans le cadre d’un partenariat entre l’Assemblée Permanente des Chambres d’Agriculture et le Fédération professionnelle des entreprises de l’eau
Suite à la publication en juin 2009 de la liste des 507 captages prioritaires du Grenelle Environnement, l’Assemblée Permanente des Chambres d’Agriculture (APCA) et la Fédération professionnelle des entreprises de l’eau (FP2E) ont signé en octobre 2009 un partenariat visant à rapprocher deux catégories d’acteurs qui se connaissaient peu et d’œuvrer ensemble à protéger la qualité des eaux destinées à l’alimentation en eau potable tout en maintenant l’équilibre économique des exploitations agricoles.
The Water Project Toolkit addresses the sustainable development of the water sector and contributes to translating the international development policies on freshwater resources management into actual development cooperation activities. The Water Project Toolkit is intended to be used by sector stakeholders such as governments, private sector, civil society, development partners, Universities and other training institutions, international organisations and all other practitioners involved in the water sector.
ADENAM (Youth Association in the Defense of the Nature in Matelândia) is a nonprofit organization founded by a group of teachers and students from State College Euclides da Cunha in Matelândia in September 19th, 1989. The initiative of creating an organization started with some students of the biology teacher Ildo Dal Pozzo, who were motivated to take care of the environment by means of in-class activities.
The European Water Partnership (EWP) has taken the initiative to create a European Dialogue Platform on Climate Change Adaptation: Water and Energy, focusing on identifying climate adaptation measures in fields linked to both water and energy, as well as on issues encountered when implementing climate adaptation measures linked to water and energy use, consumption, management or production.
In the light of increasing water scarcity in Jordan and, thus, growing competition for water resources, Jordan is challenged with increasing pressures to reduce water consumption for agricultural use. The Ministry of Water and Irrigation, supported by The German established the Highland Water Forum, which seeks for strategic options and partnerships to reduce agricultural water abstraction in the Highlands.
Case study on Climator: a French research programme on the impacts of climate change on water & agriculture
The suggested solution consists in the development of a research programme on the impacts of climate change on the French agriculture: Climator. A wide range of institutions is involved, and the programme value a multi-disciplinary approach. One of the priority of the programme was to assess the impact of climate change on French crop production and identify ways for animal breeders to adapt to climate change.
SIRRIMED project will address issues related to sustainable use of water in Mediterranean irrigated agricultural systems, with the overall aim of optimizing irrigation water use. The approach proposed in SIRRIMED for reaching this goal will be based in an Integrated Water Irrigation Management (IWIM) where the improved water use efficiency will be considered at farm, irrigation district and watershed scales. These strategies include innovative and more efficient irrigation techniques afor improving water productivity and allow savings in water consumption.
Green Water Credits is an innovative mechanism that connects stakeholders in a river basin by revealing the benefits of collective actions to increase overall water and land use efficiency and to generate a payment mechanism among the directly involved actors to sustain required interventions.
The aim is to develop solutions that close the water cycle and make water reuse able. Through the More Crop per Drop (MCpD) network innovative concepts can be developed. Organizations from the various fields (knowledge institutes, business and government) are able to explore the opportunities in the market for food security and water scarcity. The solutions that are part of the More Crop per Drop theme are technologies that serve at the intersection of water technology and agriculture & horticulture.