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 CatÃ³lica de ValparaÃso 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 Ãšrsula 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".