Focus on Food and Water

Convened by University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE, United States
10-20-2013 - 10-23-2013

 

Policy Position papers

ISGP Podcast: The First Ingredient


There's a lack of basic scientific understanding regarding how water can adversely affect food safety -- and a lack of political will to devise the un...

ISGP Podcast: Something in the Water


It’s one thing to set quality standards for agricultural water; it’s another to implement them.  The struggle of small farmers to comply with  U...

FSSD: Focus on Food and Water


This book was developed by the ISGP from the policy position papers, debates, and caucuses at the conference Food Safety, Security, and Defense: Focus...

Innovation and Policy against Hunger in a Water-Constrained World

Konstantinos Giannakas, Ph.D. Professor and Director, Center for Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, Department of Agricultural Economics, ...
This paper discusses the role of innovation and policy in the fight against hunger in a waterconstrained world. The innovations considered here are g...

Water: A Resource Critical to Food Production and Survival

Elizabeth A. Bihn, Ph.D. Senior Extension Associate, Department of Food Science, Cornell University, Geneva, New York, United States
Fresh water is a limited and valuable natural resource that is crucial to human health and survival. Poor quality water continues to result in human ...

Improved Water Policies and New Technology

Alvin Smucker, Ph.D. Professor of Soil Biophysics; Director, Michigan State University Subsurface Water Retention Technology Program, Michigan State ...
Growing world populations, increased transport costs, and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) contamination, combined with changing climates demand the es...

Improved Water Policies and New Technology will Promote Greater Food and Cellulosic Biomass Production and Reduce Competition for Water

Alvin Smucker, Ph.D. Professor of Soil Biophysics; Director, Michigan State University Subsurface Water Retention Technology Program, Michigan State...
Growing world populations, increased transport costs, and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) contamination, combined with changing climates demand the e...

Opportunities and Threats to Widespread Adoption of Bacterial Standards for Agricultural Water

Edward R. Atwill, D.V.M., Ph.D. Director, Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, D...
Within the proposed Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule are new standards for the maximum allowable concentration of the indicator bacte...

Water as an Essential Element in Food Safety

Robert E. Brackett, Ph.D. Vice President, Illinois Institute of Technology; and Director, Institute for Food Safety and Health, Bedford Park, Illino...
Most public health officials understand that contaminated food and water can be important contributors to both infectious and chronic diseases. What ...

Improving Livestock Water Productivity

Iain A. Wright, Ph.D. Program Leader, Animal Science for Sustainable Productivity, International Livestock Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Demand for livestock products is increasing rapidly in the developing world as a consequence of population growth, rising incomes, urbanization, and ...