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The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) is pleased to announce the opening of the third edition of its Best Climate Practices (BCP) contest, aimed at showcasing innovative solutions to improve efficient water management and “water smart” food production. This year’s contest is dedicated to Climate Change and Water Availability for Food Production. Deadline for application submissions: July 10, 2015. Click here for the details.



Water is a resource that is essential to all aspects of life, such as health, food and energy. Current water use systems and prospective future water demand raise the challenges of providing solutions to use water more efficiently and to guarantee food security under climate changing conditions.

The Best Climate Practices Contest of 2015 aims to showcase innovative solutions to improve efficient water management and “water smart” food production, and to help the winner/s in scaling up existing projects or implementing ground-breaking ideas.
Individuals or teams can submit existing projects or brand new ideas that implement, promote, or develop “water-smart” solutions, sustainable and climate-resilient water management systems, or strategies for better use and conservation of water resources under climate change in agriculture and food production.
The winner will receive a prize of €10000 to use on developing their project or idea.
Submissions will be assessed by an international panel of experts and voted on by public online polls. The International Center for Climate Governence is glad to announce that this year's Panel of experts is composed by: Michel Camdessus (Chair of FEEM advisory board); Carlo Carraro (ICCG and Ca’Foscari University, Venice); Raffaello Cervigni (World Bank); Frank Convery (University College Dublin); Alberto Garrido (Universidad Politécnica, Madrid).
Submit applications: March 30 – July 10, 2015


The 2015 Best Climate Practices contest on “Climate Change and Water Availability for Food Production” enters the voting stage.

45 projects to adress water issues, food security and climate impacts are in the run.

The public online polls are open from September 01, 2015 to September 15, 2015 (5.00 pm CEST).

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