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(Online) The Hague Roundtable on Climate & Security
13 April @ 8:00 am – 14 April @ 11:00 am
Join online with experts from water, agriculture and research organizations in the Southeastern United States and
internationally to share approaches in water and agriculture projects. This hybrid event will feature presentations and
working groups to discuss needs and potential project cooperation on water and food security adaptation in Central Asia.
A live/online panel will convene at IHE Delft Inst. for Water Education in the Netherlands, and in India hosted by the Global
Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR). These panels will connect online with some 150
officials meeting live at Mississippi State University to explore opportunities for collaborative action.
13 April 2022 (CET):
15:00 Welcome & Introduction to MSU/IHE Delft/Hague Roundtable
15:10 Irrigation & Field Management: Dr. Drew Gholson, National Ctr for Alluvial Aquifer Research / MSU
15:40 Surface & Alternative Water Use/Reuse: Dr. Michele Reba, Research Hydrologist USDA / Arkansas State Univ.
16:10 Hydro forecasts/climate-water in Cent. Asia: Dr. Abror Gafurov, Hydrologist CAWa, Helmholtz-Centre Potsdam
16:50 Working group on exploring partnerships in food-water resilience in Cent. Asia; with John Matthews of AGWA
17:40 – 18:00 Plenary: recap and way forward from working group; with John Matthews
14 April (CET):
15:00 Welcome & Introduction
15:10 Groundwater/Aquifers: Dr. Dana Porter, Professor & AgriLife Extension agri engineering, Texas A&M Univ.
15:40 Groundwater/Aquifers: Cathy Janasie, Senior Research Counsel at Natl. Sea Grant Law Ctr./ Univ. of Mississippi
16:10 Cooperation/water and food security: from (Tajikistan TBC); Presentation & Discussion
16:50 Working group discussion on exploring partnership action in groundwater + view on UN 2023 Water Conference,
with the Netherlands and Tajikistan; Henk Ovink, NL Special Envoy for Water Affairs & John Matthews of AGWA
17:40 – 18:00 Plenary recap and way forward from working group; with Henk Ovink
About The Hague Roundtable: The Hague Roundtable on Climate & Security is an independent initiative to support
international cooperation on climate impacts. This interactive forum facilitates a global dialogue among governments,
NGOs, education institutions, development organizations, military, private sector, and donor organizations.