Summary

The goal of this project was to foster the development and timely implementation of science-based public policy to guide the management of fresh water resources. This project brought together policy-makers and water policy specialists at the 6th International Forum on Water policy, held in Zaragoza, Spain, from June 25-27, 2008. The theme of the event was “Water for Food: Quantity and Quality in a Changing World.” The Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy is held every two years and is organized by facilitators from the University of California. Its purpose is to facilitate the development and exchange of scientific information between scholars and water policy managers coming from very different circumstances. The event included presentations by world experts on topics like agricultural water use, globalization and water, and the optimization of water productivity in agriculture. This project also sought to translate the scientific research presented at the forum into language that politicians and policy makers could act upon.