The World Food Prize Foundation

2002 Transcripts by Agenda

Thursday  | Friday

Thursday, October 24, 2002

8:30 - 8:40 AM
    Welcome to the Symposium
    Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, President, World Food Prize Foundation
    The Honorable Charles Grassley, U.S. Senate

8:40-9:00 AM
    Keynote Address
    The Honorable Elsa A. Murano, Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (TRANSCRIPT)

    Symposium Chair: Margaret Catley-Carlson, Chair, Global Water Partnership

9:00 - 9:30 AM
    Global Freshwater Challenges and Food Security
    Sandra Postel, Director, Global Water Policy Project (TRANSCRIPT)

9:30—10:00 AM
    The Basic Human Needs for Water: Can the U.N. Millennium Goals Be Met?
    Peter Gleick, President, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security (TRANSCRIPT)

10:00—11:00 AM
    World Water and Food to 2025: Dealing with Scarcity
    Per Pinstrup-Andersen, 2001 World Food Prize Laureate; Former Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute

    Mark Rosegrant, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (TRANSCRIPT)

11:00—11:30 AM
    Neither Water nor Food Security without a Major Shift in Thinking: A Water Scarcity Close-up
    Malin Falkenmark, Senior Scientist, Stockholm International Water Institute (TRANSCRIPT)

11:30 AM — noon
    Water Rights and Community Management
    Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (TRANSCRIPT)

12:00—1:30 PM
    Luncheon Address
    The Honorable Andrew Natsios, Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development (TRANSCRIPT)

1:30—2:00 PM
    Doing More with Less: Managing Freshwater Shortages with Advanced Agricultural Technologies
    Erez Meltzer, President, Netafim (TRANSCRIPT)

2:00—4:00 PM
    Panel Discussion: Urban-Rural Water Dilemmas in the American Middle West
    Elizabeth Becker, Chief Agricultural Writer, The New York Times

    Craig Cox, Executive Director, Soil and Water Conservation Society (TRANSCRIPT)

    L.D. McMullen, CEO and General Manager, Des Moines Water Works (TRANSCRIPT)

    Jerald Schnoor, Co-Director, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research, University of Iowa (TRANSCRIPT)

    Jim Gulliford, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7 (TRANSCRIPT)

    Dan Towery, Natural Resources Specialist, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) (TRANSCRIPT)

4:00 PM

7:30 PM
    World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony


Friday, October 25, 2002

7:45—9:00 AM
    Breakfast Session
    The Honorable Jacques Diouf, Director General, U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization
    Symposium Chair; Margaret Catley-Carlson, Chair, Global Water Partnership

9:00—9:30 AM
    Water and Food: Humanitarian Needs in Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and North Korea
    Catherine Bertini, U.N. Secretary General’s Personal Humanitarian Envoy to the Middle East (TRANSCRIPT)

9:30—10:00 AM
    Rotary International’s Programs to Alleviate World Hunger
    Richard King, 2001-2002 Rotary International President (TRANSCRIPT)

10:00—10:30 AM
    Water Demand Management: A Solution to Scarcity
    Saul Arlosoroff, Chairman, Israel-Water Engineers Association (TRANSCRIPT)

10:30—11:00 AM
    River Basin Management in Mainland Southeast Asia
    Claudia Ringler, Post-Doctoral Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (TRANSCRIPT)

11:00—11:30 AM
    Water Scarcity: From Problems to Opportunities in the Middle East
    Mona El-Kady, Chair, National Water Research Center (TRANSCRIPT)

11:30 AM — noon
    Blue Gold: Allocation of a Precious Resource in the Middle East
    Jad Isaac, Director General, Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem (TRANSCRIPT)

12:00—12:30 PM
    New Water for Old Crops: Can We Change the Future?
    Mohammad Al -Attar, Director General, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (TRANSCRIPT)

12:30—2:00 PM
    Laureate Luncheon

    Laureate Lecture: A World Free of Hunger: What Needs to Be Done
    Dr. Pedro Sanchez, 2002 World Food Prize Laureate (TRANSCRIPT)

    Sustainable Development in the Post-Johannesburg Era
    Heinz Imhof, Chairman, Board of Directors, Syngenta AG (TRANSCRIPT)

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