Final Report

The final report from the Food-Water Nexus workshop on November 16 & 17, 2020 is ready for review. Please click the image below to view it!

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Freshwater use for agriculture accounts for almost 80 per cent of human consumption, which intimately links food and water security. The need for sustainable water resource management, i.e. to produce more food with less water, increasing human capacities and institutional structure and contributing towards better informed decision-making is more prevalent than ever, in particular in the context of the current pandemic crisis.

The University of Saskatchewan (USask) is home to world-class researchers working on solutions to local-to-global scale problems that are enhancing both water and food security. USask's Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS), Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) and College of Agriculture and Bioresources are co-organizing a virtual workshop for USask researchers with interests in exploring research opportunities and collaborations on the food-water nexus.

Workshop Purpose

The purpose of the virtual workshop is to understand USask’s existing food-water nexus research capabilities and to provide the opportunity to explore new and greater collaboration and synergies on campus. The workshop will be organized around a few plenary speakers, and then topical sessions or breakout groups, depending upon the responses received. We will follow this announcement with a call for short presentations on your research or your ideas for new collaborations across any of the units on campus. Furthermore, if you have ideas for topical workshop themes, please contact the organizers listed below. The workshop is limited to USask faculty and researchers, but is open to all campus units.

Workshop Program & Agenda

Please click below to download the program in PDF format for more details, the agenda, and speaker biographies.

 Food-Water Nexus Program Cover


Monday, November 16, 2020

Jay Famiglietti, Andrew Ireson, Christy Morrissey, Jeffrey McDonnell, Dave Schneider

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jay Famiglietti

Lingling Jin

Bobbi Helgason

Haben Asgedom-Tedla

Peter Phillips

Melissa Arcand

Clint Westman

Jian Liu

Andrew Ireson

Debajyoti Mondal

Dave Schneider

Jeff Schoenau

Andrea Kraj

Seokbum Ko

Sara Sadri

Chithra Karunakaran

Carol Henry

Banani Roy

Javier Mora-Macias

Susanna Barnes

Warren Helgason

Christy Morrissey

Steve Shirtliffe

Jeffrey McDonnell

End of Day Discussion
Open Discussion

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Andy Sharpe, Bing SiAngela Bedard-Haughn, Leon Kochian, Dave Schneider

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Leon Kochian

Elaine Wheaton

Sabine Liebenehm

Maryse Bourgault

Venkatesh Meda

Andy Sharpe

Yanping Li

Ian Stavness

Chanchal Roy

John Pomeroy

Emil Hallin

Bing Si

Gianluigi Botton

Margot Hurlbert

Sina Adl

Raju Datla

Jeff Warner

Carl Gutwin

Phillip Harder

Kevin Schneider

Martyn Clark

Angela Bedard-Haughn

Amin Elshorbagy

Barrie Bonsal

Patrick Lloyd-Smith

End of Day Discussion
Open Discussion

Workshop Recordings

Jay Famiglietti, Lingling Jin, Bobbi Helgason, Haben Asgedom-Tedla, Peter Philipps, Melissa Arcand, Clint Westman, Jian Liu



Andrew Ireson, Debajyoti Mondal, Dave Schneider, Jeff Schoenau, Andra Kraj, Seokbum Ko, Sara Sadri, Chithra Karunakaran



Carol Henry, Banani Roy, Javier Mora-Macias, Susanna Barnes, Warren Helgason, Christy Morrissey, Steve Shirtliffe, Jeffrey McDonnell



Open Discussion

Leon Kochian, Elaine Wheaton, Sabine Liebenehm, Maryse Bourgault, Venkatesh Meda, Andy Sharpe, Yanping Li, Ian Stavness, Chanchal Roy



John Pomeroy, Emil Hallin, Bing Si, Gianluigi Botton, Margot Hurlbert, Sina Adl, Raju Datla, Jeff Warner, Carl Gutwin



Phillip Harder, Kevin Schneider, Martyn Clark, Angela Bedard-Haughn, Amin Elshorbagy, Barrie Bonsal, Patrick Lloyd-Smith



Open Discussion


For more information, please contact: Palash Sanyal,