Socio-Economic Aspects of Water and Food Security


Provision of water and food security are main challenges reflected within the UN Sustainable Development Goals (esp. SDGs 2 and 15). To guarantee the sustainable implementation of innovative technical solutions, economic feasibility and social acceptability are crucial. Therefore, this session aims at analysing the socio-economic dimension of natural resource management solutions and their implementation potential to ensure water and food security.

We welcome contributions covering the socio-economic aspects of water and land management systems, which include (but are not limited to) economic valuation and local acceptance of coping mechanisms, resilience strategies and responding measures. Concrete case studies on specific local and cultural solutions including a multi-stakeholder approach are highly welcome.


This session aims at creating links between disciplines and stakeholders, to contribute to the implementation of more sustainable natural resource management.


Economic Assessment, Decision Making Process, Stakeholder Involvement, Local and Cultural Solutions, Food Security, Coping Mechanisms


  • Keynote / introduction (10 min.)
  • Four presentations (à 10 minutes)
  • 2-3 poster presentations, if applicable (à 5 minutes)
  • Panel discussion with the presenters including specific and overall questions (fishbowl discussion), wrap-up: key take-away messages

Hosted by

Daniela Gomez

Food Security Center, University of Hohenheim

Heinrich Hagel

Food Security Center, University of Hohenheim