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11th Forum Presentations

Keynote: Will Africa’s Farming Sector Survive Climate Change? Behavioral, Technological and Institutional Aspects
Ariel Dinar, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, School of Public Policy, University of California, Riverside, United States


Session 1: Innovation in Agricultural Water Quality and Quantity Management

Digital Technology as a Solution to Address Negative Impact of Climate Change on Women's Agricultural Participation in Sub-Saharan Africa
Karabo Mokgonyana, Advocate for Human Rights, City of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Case Study: Wastewater Reuse for Agriculture as an Adaptation Measure to Water Scarcity and Climate Change: Algerian Experience
Chérifa Abdelbaki, Pan African University, Algeria

Case Study: Where the World is Going With Focus on Technological and Climate Smart Ag Technology
Mahmood Ahmad, Chief Technical Advisor, RIZQ Knowledge Hub, Lahore, Pakistan and Bangkok, Thailand

Case Study: Advances in Water Research: Enhancing Sustainable Water Use in Irrigated Agriculture in South Africa
Sylvester Mpandeli, Research Manager, Water Research Commission, South Africa


Session 2: Considerations for Widespread Adoption of Improved Agriculture Water Use Technologies and Practices: Social, Economic and Policy Barriers

Adoption of Improved Water Technology in Agriculture: Drivers and Barriers
Johannes Sauer, Ag Production and Resource Economics, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Institutional and Policy Related Challenges that Limit the Adoption of Improved Agricultural Water Use Technology and Practice: Enhancing Rainfed Agricultural Systems in the Zambezi Watercourse
Xanani Baloyi, Programme Officer, Gender and Equality Focal Point, Stockholm International Water Institute, South Africa

Strategies to Foster the Implementation of Policy on the Ground: Regional Water Partnerships and Capacity Building
Caroline Gelderblom, Manager, Water Source Institutional and Financing Grameworks, World Wildlife Fund International, South Africa


Session 3: Water Productivity: Positive and Negative Impacts

Water for Residential Sector: Socio-Economic Welfare and Environmental Costs
Slim Zekri, Associate Professor and Department Head, Natural Resource Economics, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman         

Case Study on Chile: Water for Mining - Socio-Economic Welfare and Environmental Costs
Guillermo Donoso Harris, Professor and Chair, Department of Agricultural Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Case Study on Ghana: Natural Resources Extraction, Institutional Quality and Household Welfare: The Case of Mining in Africa
Raymond Boadi Frempong, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bayreuth, Germany 

Water Allocation and Trade-offs Between End-Users
Maria Cristina Rulli, Professor, Water and Food Security, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Session 4: Gender Issues

Exploring the Intersection of Water, Agriculture, and Gender: Perspectives and Implications
Grace Muinga, Gender Specialist, Global Center on Adaptation, Kenya

Approaches to Resilience-Based Urban Water Governance in South Africa - What Role Does Gender Play?
Kirsty Carden, Associate Professor and Interim Director, Future Water Research Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa