King’s Water past and present will be helping shape the debate at the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security again this year. In particular, one day is set aside to explore links between food, trade, land and water with a keynote speech from Prof Tony Allan. Dr Martin Keulertz will be exploring the implications of the ongoing debate on water accounting in the context of drylands. Including the debate on food value chains in the dialogue on land and security is intended to widen the perspective of the debate, and to make connections between governance and peacebuilding which have a particular relevance in many parts of Africa. In addition, Brendan Bromwich will be taking forward the discussion of a relationships-based perspective on peace-building, governance and policy change launched at last year’s dialogue.