We cordially invite you to our next briefing on the “Water we eat: Challenges and opportunities for ACP in times of scarcity”, to be held on Wednesday, April 13th from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Brussels.


The world is on the brink of an unprecedented water crisis. Water is likely to be the most important strategic resource by the end of the next decade and the key to achieving global economic development. Some countries are already under water stress as a result of population increase, industrialization and urbanization, competition of resources, and insufficient public spending for rural infrastructure and services.

In our Brussels Briefing, organized in cooperation with DG DEVCO, the ACP Secretariat and Concord, we will raise these issues and talk about the challenges and opportunities for ACP countries in times of water scarcity. Confirmed speakers include Dr Elijah Phiri, CAADP/NEPAD, Dr David Molden (IWMI), Tony Allan, School of Oriental and African Studies / King’s College London Water Issues Group, Ruth Mathews, Executive Director of the Water Footprint Network.

Find the programme and more detailed information about the event here, a more concise overview here, our topical reader here, the biographies of the speakers here, our press release here and some of the speakers’ executive summaries here.

If you are interested in participating, kindly register online or contact boto@cta.int. You will also be able to follow the debate online (here if you follow from inside the Commission) and ask us your questions about the event to Brussels.briefings [AT] cta [DOT] int. We will do our best to bring them into the debate.

You can also address your questions or journalistic inquiries to Brussels.briefings [AT] cta [DOT] int.