In response to World Water Week in Stockholm last month, our partner WWF is hosting a water series on their blog On Balance to continue the conversation. Several different partners will be sharing their perspectives, and we're helping spread those stories here on Unbottled. Check back each day this week to get a snapshot of their posts and to jump into the conversation in the comments.

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Agriculture accounts for almost 70% of withdrawn water for human use. Forty percent of all crops grown in the world are produced using irrigation.  By 2050, the world will need to find a way to cope with the additional 2 billion people that will need to be fed with the same amount of land and with less water available.

We need to find solutions to a large number of challenges that threaten the sustainably of food production.  Water is a critical element in this equation, and its correlation with soil and other agricultural inputs needs to be comprehensibly addressed.

I would like to talk about a product I am very familiar with: bananas, which by the way are 80% water...

Want more on bananas, water, and irrigation from Roberto? Read the rest of his post on WWF's On Balance.

Roberto Vega

Roberto Vega is Director of Sustainability at Dole Food Company in Germany.