The Project > Events
The AgWater Solutions Project has held several events to identify AWM options to research, share and validate findings, and to improve recommendations. Events have included initial stakeholder consultations, multi-stakeholder dialogues, technical consultations, and government briefings and interactions. For details of the events in each country see the Dialogue Summaries. The team members have also been involved in a number of international conferences and meetings as summarized below.
Government Briefings and Interaction
The project team has worked hard to communicate with governments of the countries in which the project takes place. This has partly been achieved through the relationship developed with “National Focal Points” in each country, all of whom are high level government officials. Some of the key interactions include:
  Tanzania, Dodoma   Jan 2012
Briefing the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and Livestock on AWM options identified by the project and proposed policy and investment strategies.
  India, Kolkata, West Bengal   19 Sep 2011
Briefing of the Ministry for Water Resources of West Bengal on groundwater use including the electricity tariff structure, subsidies, relief measures and crop intensification.
  Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou   7 Sep 2011
Participation in the meeting of the Water Resources Department (DGRE) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Fisheries regarding the preparation of the “Grenelles de l’eau”, a national level dialogue on water.
  Ethiopia   Aug 2010
Briefing the Ethiopian State Minister on Water and the Environment about the AgWater Solutions project and the ongoing dialogue in Ethiopia.
  Ghana, Accra   23 Jun 2012
Presentation of the project findings on water lifting technologies to the Joint Sector Review for Agriculture.
  Ghana, Accra   Aug 2010
Briefing the Ethiopian State Minister on Water and the Environment about the AgWater Solutions project and the ongoing dialogue in Ethiopia.
Participation in International or Non-Project Events  
Team members have participated in a number of events in order to share the findings and inform research. These include:  
Mozambique: 26-28 October 2012
Participation by Victor Kongo in the 12th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium Waternet
Sweden, Stockholm: 26 August 2012
Session on Smallholder Agriculture+Water=Solutions to Rural Poverty & Hunger
Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou: 20-23 December 2011
National Water Forum organized by DGRE – presentation on small dams, “Innovative management approaches of small dams and small scale irrigation in a context of growing uncertainty.”
Mali, Bamako: 29 November to 5 December 2011
CPWF International Forum on Water and Food (IFWF3)
South Africa, Pretoria: 14-17 November 2011
CPWF International Forum on Water and Food (IFWF3)
Sweden, Stockholm: 7 November 2011
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences – Presentation by C. Stein “Agricultural water management for improved food security: a social network approach,” Global Food Security: Biophysical and Social Limits and Opportunities.
Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou: 26-27 October 2011
Participation in the Global Water Partnership (GWP) Dialogue on the concerted management of groundwater in West Africa
United Kingdom, London: 31 August to 2 September 2011
Presentation at the Royal Society of Geography-IBG Annual International Conference. De Bruin, et. al. “Spatial scenarios of agricultural water management interventions.”
Italy, Rome: 27-29 September 2011
Participation in the Second Global Agri-Knowledge Share Fair. (Jean-Marc Faures and Domitille Vallee, FAO)
Brazil, Porto de Galinhas, 25-29 September 2011
Two presentation were made at the XIV International Water Congress:
C. Stein, J. Barron and H. Ernston (2011). “A social network approach to analyze multi-stakeholders governance arrangement in water resources management: Three case studies from catchments in Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Zambia.”
H. Xie, L. You, B. Wielgosz, T. Shu and C. Ringler (2011). “Potential for small-scale irrigation in Sub-Saharan African under climate change.”
Ethiopia, Mekele, Tigray: 19-23 September 2011
Participation in the International Congress: Water 2011, Integrated Water Resources Management in Tropical and Subtropical Drylands.
Sweden, Stockholm: 21-24 August 2011
World Water week Session on “Call for Solutions” for the 6th World Water Forum and launching of the World Water Day prep on Water and Food Security. Presentation on Smallholder Access to AWM.
United Kingdom, Newcastle: 18 July 2011
Presentation at the 6th ICEF Conference on Agricultural Water Management at Watershed Scale: Benefits of interdisciplinary approaches. Jennie Barron.
Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou: 6-7 July 2011
Presentations at the 5th Journée Technique Irrigation by Hilmy Sally on the project findings on small dams and water lifting/pumps (
Swaziland, 28-29 June 2011
Barbara van Koppen discussed the project stakeholder engagement with Zambian representatives at the Swaziland Water Dialogue
United Kingdom, Leeds: 22-23 June 2011
Presentation by Jennie Barron at the Food Security, Health and Impact Conference at the University of Leeds
United States of America, Nebraska: 1-4 May 2011
David Molden, Regassa Namara and Kebede Ayele presented “Pathways to greater food production: Lessons from Ethiopia,” at the Water for Food Conference, University of Nebraska, USA