The CGIAR Challenge Program for Water and Food invites enquiries from the media. CPWF research presents opportunities for stories in scientific, as well as mass media.
CPWF research has a number of compelling stories that can be told, such as:
- Women and men, farmers, fisherman and scientists who are innovating together to come up with ways to produce more ‘crop per drop.’
- Environmentalists, activists and local heroes who are transforming how water is managed and used at the local level
- Communities and local governments who are working on creative ways to manage water at the local level for multiple purposes.
- Public officials who are walking the line between national development, energy needs, and social and environmental concerns in planning new water related project.
- Dam operators trying to find maximize profits and deal with multiple demands
- Climate change and how and communities and farmers are adapting their practices by using water in innovative ways.
CPWF can also connect journalists to scientists and researchers on different areas related to the water and food debate who can provide expert opinions, analysis and data on a number of topics including:
- The water crisis and potential alternatives for addressing the crisis at different levels
- Water accounting
- Specific issues related to different river basins we work in
- Multiple User Systems
- Climate, change and adaptation related to resilient farming systems
- Conservation agriculture
- Rainfed management systems
- Livestock and water systems
- Innovative water technologies for use on farms
- Modeling systems
- Payment for environmental services