The paper raises the issue of increasingly scarce water resources and the impact this will have on the food system. The authors argue that good governance of water resources is crucial for making decisions, obtaining funding and implementing infrastructure. They propose six key elements for good governance to minimize future risks to food systems, which include incorporating adaptive learning and new knowledge, and implementing governance systems that promote resilient water systems for food. Each of these recommendations is backed up by a number of supporting references. Authors call for food and water systems to proactively work together, and to consider broader issues of ecosystems, energy and equity .