Water Stress as a Threat to Millions: Challenges and Solutions on the Way to Water Security in the Mediterranean

13 July 2022. From 18:00  To 19:30 | Conference | English | CaixaForum Macaya, Barcelona
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Water scarcity has always been a constant factor to cope with in the history of Mediterranean societies. However, given the impacts of climate change, together with growing demand and unsustainable use, the water security challenge has aggravated. This dialogue assesses the cross-cutting implications of water security for human development in the Mediterranean and discuss regional and national initiatives tackling water insecurity to ensure the future livelihood of millions of Mediterranean people.

Hassan Aboelnga is a renowned professional in issues of water security, climate change and sustainable development. He is the Vice Chair of the Middle East Water Forum. He is also Chair of the Urban Water Security working group and member of the Water Security Task Force at the International Water Resources Association. Hassan is a researcher at TH Köln, University of Applied Sciences in Germany with a particular interest in urban water security issues and integrated water resources management. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kassel, Germany on the assessment of urban water security.

The session is introduced by Ambassador Álvaro Albacete, Deputy Secretary General for Water, Environment and Blue Economy at the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and moderated by Marta Castillo, Communications Officer at REVOLVE. Co-organised by the IEMed and the Club of Rome in collaboration with La Caixa Foundation as part of the Med Dialogues +2030 conference series.

The dialogue takes place at the Sala d’Actes of the CaixaForum Macaya, Pg. de Sant Joan, 108, Barcelona. Free entrance with prior registration.



Hassan Aboelnga

Manager of Arab Network for Science and Technology for Sustainable Development League of Arab States
Introductory remarks

Álvaro Albacete

Deputy Secretary General for Water, Environment and Blue Economy Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

Marta Castillo

Communications Officer REVOLVE

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