Lyla Mehta is Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, UK, and a Visiting Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Theib Oweis is Director of the Water, Land and Ecosystems research program at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and a Distinguished Guest Professor of water management at the International Platform for Dryland Research and Education (IPDRE) of Tottori University, Japan. Claudia Ringler leads the Natural Resource Management Theme at the International Food Policy Research Institute and is also a flagship co-lead with the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems. Barbara Schreiner is a water resources policy expert and Executive Director of the Water Integrity Network. Shiney Varghese is Senior Policy Analyst with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, USA, and a member of the High Level Panel of Experts to the UN Committee on World Food Security.
This ground-breaking book analyses vital but hitherto ignored intersections between the human right to food and the right to water. Citing recent trends, the authors comprehensively disentangle the multiple linkages between the management and distribution of water resources for domestic and productive uses, malnutrition and food insecurity from local to global levels. These novel perspectives provide pertinent policy guidance to further advance human rights and social justice. - Barbara van Koppen, Principal Researcher, International Water Management Institute This interdisciplinary book boldly studies the connectivity of the crucial cluster issues of water for food security and nutrition. In making the quantum leap towards securing this as a human right, it demonstrates that our moral obligation to protect human dignity through basic needs can no longer be ignored. - HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan, Chairman of The Higher Council for Science and Technology This book is a must read for those who want to explore why water for food and nutrition security should be a basic human right and what it takes to deal with water shortages for agriculture under climate change. This book successfully establishes the rationale of putting people at the center and addressing ecosystems health as entry points to achieve a paradigm change in the way we think of and use water for food security and nutrition. - Patrick Caron, President High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) for Food Security and Nutrition CIRAD, France