Date: Mar 10, 2021
Fellows Seminar Series | Finding Solutions to Water Scarcity: The Potential of Virtual Water Trade in Agricultural Products

This discussion will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. IST.

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Synopsis of the paper

This paper analyses the patterns of Virtual Water Trade (VWT) in agricultural products across the globe, and the implications for alleviating water scarcity. It finds that despite its shortcomings, VWT remains a useful tool in water resources management. To be effective, it must be supported by economic instruments that capture the ‘scarcity value’ of water.


11:00 – 11:05 a.m. | Welcome remarks by Chair | Aparna Roy

11:05 – 11:20 a.m. | Authors’ presentation | Roshan Saha and Preeti Kapuria

11:20 – 11:30 a.m. | Panellist’s remarks | Purnamita Dasgupta

11:30 – 11:40 a.m. | Panellist’s remarks | Pranab Mukhopadhyay

11:40 – 11:55 a.m. | Moderated Q&A

11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Closing remarks by Chair