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Global and Regional Water and Food Security Challenges

Water has become one of the most valuable resources for the world population. Our water resources are continuously

deteriorating, both in terms of quantity and quality. In parallel, population growth, climate instability, development of life-style and desertification, among other reasons, have resulted in water scarcity in many regions around the world.

Water is also key for food security, thus, water shortage is a major concern for our global future needs. A brief overview of the current water scarcity will be given. As the Middle East is the most water scarce region in the world, some examples and complexities related to this region will be briefly presented as well.

Ideas and potential solutions for better management of our water resources will be explained, mostly with examples from Israel. Lastly, the importance of  academia for finding better solutions and technologies will be discussed.

 

The seminar will take place on Friday 24th November, 11:30– 13:00, at DIATI, Corso Duca d’Abruzzi, 24 in Turin (Entrance 3, Sala Riunioni, 1° floor), presented by Prof.Noam Weisbrod (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

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