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Dec 14-16, 2022: Water use assessment of livestock production systems and supply chains

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The expert-workshop aims to advance and harmonize assessment of water use in livestock production systems and supply chains worldwide. The event is hosted by ATB in hybrid format and sponsored by the OECD Co-operative Research Programme: Sustainable Agricultural and Food Systems.

The workshop will assess the implementation of guidelines for water use developed by the Technical Advisory Group for FAO’s Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership. It will analyze case studies in which the recently developed LEAP guidelines have been applied and will advance and harmonize methods and techniques to assess and reduce water use impact of livestock production systems and supply chains.

Different livestock water use assessment methodologies will be reviewed for their scientific robustness and practicality, focussing on the water scarcity footprint and water productivity indicators, the model calculations, data requirements and scale of analysis to help provide a sound understanding of the pressure exerted by the livestock production sector on water resources to support improvements to livestock water productivity and a reduction of its contribution to water scarcity.

Workshop "Water use assessment of livestock production systems and supply chains" (Flyer PDF)

14-16 December 2022 


Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)
Max-Eyth-Allee 100,14469 Potsdam, Germany

The workshop key findings on application of LEAP Water TAG guidelines will be reported back to the LEAP Partnership Secretariat of the FAO.

The workshop was initially planned for Oct 2020 and has been postponed due to the Covid-pandemics by two years.

Call for Abstracts *** Deadline extended! ***

Only selected abstracts will be invited to present at the workshop. The workshop presenters will be expected to submit a full manuscript for a special issue of peer reviewed journal publication.

Please submit your abstractlatest by 20th November 2022 to the organizers (see contact data below).

Participation / Fees

A registration fee of 50 € (only for in-person participants) to cover lunch and transportation costs during the workshop will apply. Costs for accommodation and travel are not included for non-CRP funded participants.

For further information and the conditions of participation without an oral presentation please contact the organizers.


Dr. Katrin Drastig
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)
Max-Eyth-Allee 100, 14469 Potsdam, Germany 

Dr. Ranvir Singh
Massey University
Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston, New Zealand