Project on Water Security

Improving coherence between U.S. global food security and U.S. global water security policy and programming.

With data-driven research and analysis, the CSIS Project on Water Security presents comprehensive policy solutions to the challenges water insecurity poses to U.S. geopolitical and economic interests, with a special focus on the relationship between global food security and global water security. The CSIS Project on Water Security is supported with the generosity of CSIS Trustee Henrietta Fore and builds upon years of world-class research from CSIS’s Global Food Security Program.

CSIS Project on Water Security Steering Committee Members

Troy Benavidez, LIXIL International
Kate Brauman, Global Water Security Center
Marcela Chacon, Bayer
James Dalton, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Henrietta Fore, UNICEF
J. Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue
Franck Gbaguidi, Eurasia Group
Peter Gleick, Pacific Institute
Hank Habicht III, Water Finance Exchange
Charles Iceland, World Resources Institute
Saroj Khumar Jha, World Bank Group
Saadia Madsbjerg, Formerly Coca-Cola Foundation
Jeff Malcolm, World Wildlife Fund
Elizabeth Marcey, WaterAid America
Peter McCornick, University of Nebraska
Tanvi Nagpal, Tetra Tech
Chuck Podolak, Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona
William Reilly, World Wildlife Fund (Emeritus)
Shaolei Ren, University of California, Riverside
Claudia Ringler, International Food Policy Research Institute
Claudia Sadoff, Formerly CGIAR
Aaron Salzberg, University of North Carolina, Water Institute
Jeff Seabright, Systemiq Ltd.
Kinya Seto, LIXIL International
Thomas Shannon Jr., Arnold & Porter
Lauren Post Thomas, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Lars Thunell, Spowdi AB
Sera Young, Northwestern University


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Photo: MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP via Getty Images

The U.S. Global Food Security and Global Water Strategies: Increasing Coherence and Navigating Challenges

Clean water and nutritious food are vital to human welfare and increasingly important to U.S. foreign policy. A CSIS expert examines how harmonizing the global food and water strategies can advance sustainable development, promote peace, and strengthen societal resilience.

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Commentary by David Michel — May 30, 2024

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