Addressing our Emerging Water Futures: The Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Security Nexus
Climate change, population growth, urbanization, economic development and land use are expected to lead to water scarcity in all countries and continents, with increased competition for resources, constraints on socio-economic development and inequality of access. With the agricultural sector accounting for ca. 70% of water use worldwide, and considering projections for 2050 stating that 60% more food will need to be produced to feed a population of 9-10 billion people, water will become increasingly crucial to food security.
The workshop is intended to complement numerous specific events on the effects of water scarcity on agriculture and humanity in general at EXPO. The event will help raise awareness and increase knowledge with the aim of implementing best sustainable practices when dealing with the problem of water, food and energy. It will bring together participants from Europe and beyond, ranging from science to industry, policy and civil society.