International Symposium on Use of Non-Conventional Waters to Achieve Food Security

  • DATE / TIME:
    2019/11/14    08:30 - 2019/11/15    17:30
    Madrid, Spain

    Organiser: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; Government of Spain


    Prof. Edeltraud Guenther, Director, UNU-FLORES

    The Symposium aims to address the following:

    • What are the existing constraints and challenges to accelerate the adoption of non-conventional water resources use in agriculture?
    • What can be done to remove barriers to adopt non-conventional water use in agriculture (identification of mismatches in policies, health/environmental/energy standards and regulations)?
    • How can nutrients and energy be recovered using a circular economy approach?
    • What is the role of innovation and technology for economic and environmental sustainability?

    The Forum is organised around the following four main themes with a strong focus on desalination and water reuse: Non-conventional Water and Food Security; Technology and Innovation; Policies and Regulations; and Investments.

    UNU-FLORES Director Prof. Edeltraud Guenther will speak in the section ‘Policies and Regulations’, where she will present on ‘Creating an Enabling Environment’.

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