This Conference organised within the context of the International Exposition of Zaragoza 2008 dedicated to "Water and Sustainable development" aimed at exchanging views and ideas for policy measures to encourage a better use of water resources by agriculture. The increasing trend in water demand and projected effects of climate change on water resources have lead to greater concerns within the EU about water scarcity and droughts and how to address the problems these create. The sustainable use of water is a vital objective for all.
The conference brought together EU, national, and regional policy makers, representatives of farmers and environmental organisations, researchers from the area of agriculture and water, and other stakeholders involved in water management.
The conference was web-streamed, so everybody had the opportunity to watch it live on their computers.