Indonesia will highlight optimizing water management to increase food production to address the food crisis threat at the 10th Bali World Water Forum (WWF) 2024.
As Indonesia is facing two crises, energy and food, there must be the availability of water where food is concerned.
Water contributes 18 percent to the production chain and therefore it is very central for water production to ensure food availability.
In addition to food, Indonesia will have in place a water management agenda to mitigate natural disasters and the impact of climate crisis at the 2024 WWF.
This is the biggest festival in water management and hence Indonesia is doing everything to derive as many benefits as possible regarding the management of water resources.
Indonesia will also benefit from discussions on the management of water resources to increase food production in order to face a potential global food crisis.
The forum can have a significant economic impact and add to the discussion on water science because Indonesia has 5,600 rivers, 7 million hectares of irrigated land, 300 dams, and 3 million swamps that could be developed for food production, the minister expounded.
Some 100 thousand delegates from 172 countries are expected to participate in the 2024 WWF.
Indonesia was selected as the host of the 2024 World Water Forum at the 9th WWF in Dakar, Senegal, on March 19, 2022.
The World Water Forum is the largest international meeting on water that discusses water resource management involving various stakeholders. The forum was initiated by the World Water Council (WWC) and has been held every three years since 1997.
WWF 2024 is planned to take place in Bali on June 3-9, 2024, for a week.