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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Levant // Challenges and Opportunities

A growing number of countries in semi-arid and arid regions of the world are going to experience severe pressures on natural resources. By 2050, between 4.8 and 5.5 billion people will live under conditions of absolute water scarcity. This will render meaningful local agriculture and thus domestically achieved food security almost impossible.

Moreover, it will contribute to further rural migration to urban areas as already observed in regions such as MENA. Water scarcity not only leads to questions about food security but also what this means for the social transformations of the affected economies. 

This DAAD-funded workshop brings together leading water and food security scientists that work on the MENA region on how to address a future with little water for domestic food production. ​

Programme

6 Dec 2018

10.00-11.30
Opening Session

12.00-13.15
Session 1: Modelling the Future in the Levant: Water availability, land-use and threat of climate

14.15-15.45
Session 2: The Social Dimension of Water for Food Security: What impact does it have on farmers?

16.00-17.00
Session 3: Water and Energy

7 Dec 2018

9.00-11.00
Session 4: Urbanisation

9.00-11.00
Session 5: Applied Water and Food Security Strategies in MENA Countries

14.30-15.30
Summary Session

Where and when

American University of Beirut
FAFS, Wing A
Michel and Sherine Bayoud Lecture Hall
Beirut
Lebanon

6-7 Dec 2018

Registration

Kindly RSVP to Ms. Marwa El Darazi on 

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