This report summarizes the panel discussion at the event "Bridging the gap between water, sanitation and food production for improved food and nutrition security" in August 2016.
This is the newsletter of the Expert Group on linkages between Water, Sanitation and Food Production for Food and Nutrition Security, sent in August 2016. The newsletter gives an overview of...
This report summarizes the activities and outputs of the Expert Group on linkages between water, sanitation and food production for food and nutrition security. It highlights synergies and...
There is a close link between the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation and the human right to food. Safe drinking water and sanitation are crucial for human health and nutritional up-take, while water and plant nutrients (often in the form of fertilizers) are indispensable for producing food.
Speaking pointsIntroduction and welcome - Prosun Bhattacharya (KTH)Groundwater quality in Stockholm - Tonie Wickman (Stockholm Stad)Groundwater quality and treatment of private water supplie
The Sustainable Development Goals framework includes the ambition to provide all people with access to safe water, sanitation and food. However, despite multiple linkages between water, sanitation and food production, these sectors are often handled separately. Holistic approach to water, sanitation and food production is also rare in the development cooperation work.
WASH investments substantially contribute to food and nutrition security: Making more out of available food through improved health and increasing harvests through productive sanitation.