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International Water Management Institute Global Policy Dialogue Model
Entry ID: PODIUM
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Summary
Abstract: The IWMI Global Policy Dialogue Model (PODIUM) is a interactive policy planning and scenario analysis tool which explores the trade-offs and future demands on water resources on a national scale. It is intended to foster dialog and stakeholder participation, and provide a basis for multi-sectoral planning and analysis. It is not intended to be used as a quantitatively reliable predictive tool, but is provided as an awareness raising exercise useful to explore the complex interactions of water scarcity, food security, and environment needs, in light of increasing populations and changing national diets.

By 2025, 1.8 billion people will live in countries or regions facing absolute water scarcity. Most countries in the Middle East and North Africa can be classified as being water scarce today. By 2025, these countries will be joined by Pakistan, South Africa, and large parts of India and China. This means that they will not have sufficient water resources to maintain their current level of per capita food production from irrigated agriculture—even at high levels of irrigation efficiency—and also to meet reasonable water needs for domestic, industrial, and environmental purposes. To sustain their needs, water will have to be transferred out of agriculture into other sectors, making these countries or regions increasingly dependent on imported food.

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Service Citation
Originators: International Water Management Institute
Title: International Water Management Institute Global Policy Dialogue Model
Provider: International Water Management Institute
URL: http://podium.iwmi.org/podium/
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
ECONOMY
ENVIRONMENT
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
PLANNING CADASTRE
SOCIETY
Service Provider
International Water Management Institute, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

Service Provider Personnel
Name: INTERNATIONAL WATER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
Phone: +94-11 2880000, 2784080
Fax: +94-11 2786854
Email: iwmi at cgiar.org
Contact Address:
P. O. Box 2075
City: Colombo
Country: Sri Lanka
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
DAVID SECKLER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Publications/References
Seckler et al, 1998. Water Supply and Demand 1990-2025: Scenarios and Issues, IWMI Research Report 19, International Water Management Institue, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2009-08-12
SERF Last Revision Date: 2009-08-12
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