Food, Water and Energy Security: Integrated Science for Sustainability

Conference // Food, Water and Energy Security: Integrated Science for Sustainability

The First Conference of Natural Resources and Development will take place from 25 - 28 November 2013, in Viña del Mar, Chile.

This First Conference of Natural Resources and Development called Food, water and energy security: integrated science for sustainability is an opportunity to connect the scientific and academic world to the governmental area and the private sector. The Conference aims to be a space to disseminate updated knowledge regarding the food, water and energy security in the frame of sustainability. The Conference is organized by the Agronomy Faculty of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso Chile, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Cologne University of Applied Science (Germany).

Conference Key Topics

-Safe food supply

-Integrated water resources management

-Energy efficiency and renewable resources

-Risk and disasters management

-Natural resources, biodiversity and sustainability

Key Note Speakers

-Dr Úrsula Oswald: Social anthropologist and ecologist, research professor at UNAM, member of the IPCC and national coordinator of the Water Tematic Network, CONACYT.

Magisterial Lecture: "The role of community participation in watershed management —implications for policy and research".

-Dr Conor Skehan: Professor at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Impact assessor, planner and landscape architect.

Magisterial Lecture: "Land use and planning: their importance in creating the future we want".

-Prof Mary Comerio: Professor at the Department of Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley.

Magisterial Lecture: "Disaster resilient development as a fundamental basis for sustainable development".

-Dr Ligy Philip: Civil Engineering professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.

Magisterial Lecture: "Appropriate technologies for water and waste water treatment in developing countries".

-Dr Martin Coy: Dean of the Faculty of Geo and Atmospheric Sciences and Chair of Applied Geography and Sustainability Studies at the Institute of Geography of the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Magisterial Lecture: "Supplying food and energy. Regional development in Brazilian Amazonia under conditions of globalization".

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