Water Use

Global Trends is back for another episode, this time exploring the pressing issue of water efficiency in agriculture.

Joining us this episode, we have Nicholas Brozovic, Director of Policy at the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute. Nicholas provides real-world examples of the institute's work, from aiding entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa to supporting startups in the 

ag-tech community in the U.S. Uncover the institute's mission of supporting all stakeholders, from the grassroots level to government agencies and large corporations.

We also meet Zac Gazit from Alvatech, Dr. Asad Qureshi from the International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture, and Adriano Battilani from Irrigants d’Europe, all bringing their distinct perspectives to the complex issue of water efficiency in agriculture.

This episode shines a light on the urgent need for sustainable water management in agriculture, the ground-breaking solutions being developed, and the ongoing challenges that these experts are addressing.

Don't miss this opportunity to understand better the water-food nexus and its critical role in our future.

 

 

Guests
  • Nicholas Brozovic
    Nicholas Brozovic
  • Zac Gazit
    Zac Gazit
  • Asad Sarwar Qureshi
    Asad Sarwar Qureshi
  • Adriano Battilani
    Adriano Battilani
Did you know?
  • Despite the fact that just 20% of the world's cropland is irrigated, it produces 40% of the world's food supply.
  • Agriculture consumes 70% of the world's freshwater. This sector consumes 44% of freshwater resources in Europe.
  • In India, nearly one-fifth of total electricity usage is used to pump groundwater for irrigation.
Nicholas Brozovic
Nicholas Brozovic

PROFESSOR & DIRECTOR OF POLICY, DAUGHERTY WATER FOR FOOD GLOBAL INSTITUTE AND AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA IN LINCOLN

He has over twenty years of experience working on water management issues worldwide. Nicholas strives to influence the way managers, decision  makers and funders view and implement policies to sustain water use in agriculture. He and his team partner with many kinds of stakeholders to understand, test and validate new technologies and business models. He has mentored a growing community of students and young professionals dedicated to improving water and food security globally.

Zac Gazit
Zac Gazit

CEO & MANAGING DIRECTOR, ALVÁTECH

Zac Gazit is constantly looking for ways to combine his passion for technology and innovation with his desire to make our world a better place. His experience in developing and growing high technology companies and his work with internationally renowned companies led him to start ALVÁTECH, an award winning AgTech company that is rapidly growing worldwide. Zac is a keen advocate of green change and is working with governments and organizations to make a global impact and form a green legacy.

Asad Sarwar Qureshi
Asad Sarwar Qureshi

SENIOR SCIENTIST IN IRRIGATION AND WATER MANAGEMENT, ICBA

Before joining the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) in 2014, he worked at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in different scientific and management capacities in Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Central Asia, and Bangladesh. He has about 30 years of experience in action research aimed at finding agronomic and engineering solutions geared towards mitigating the incipient water logging and salinity problems of irrigated areas and developing conservation strategies for the water-scarce regions of the Middle East, South Asia, Africa and Central Asia.

Adriano Battilani
Adriano Battilani

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