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Title: Securing Water Quality While Providing Food Security: The Nutrient Question
Event type: Side Event
Date: 2012-08-29
Time: 12:45 - 13:45
Convenor: Water Environment Federation (WEF)
Co-convenor: Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and World Resources Institute (WRI)
Room: K22

Event Description
In light of growing populations we need to understand how we can increase food production, use nutrients sustainably, and decrease ecosystem impacts. This event will examine the relationship between nutrients used in food production and water quality and what new tools and approaches are emerging to balance these needs.

12:45 Welcome and Overview.
Dr. Eileen O'Neill, WEF, USA

12:50 Global Nutrient-Related Water Quality Challenges - The Scale of the Problem.
Ms. Mindy Selman, World Resources Institute, USA

13:05 4R Nutrient Stewardship.
Dr. Terry L. Roberts, International Plant Nutrition Institute, USA

13:20 New Tools for Improving Water Quality.
Mr Cy Jones, World Resources Institute, USA

13:30 Question and Discussion

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