The 4th Annual student-organized WSSS Interdisciplinary Water Symposium will be a full day of engaging events including keynote addresses, panel discussions, and networking opportunities, held on Friday, April 5 from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM in the Cohen Auditorium at Tufts University Medford Campus.
This year's theme will be "Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: The Future of Water and Food Production."
Agriculture accounts for between 70-80% of water use worldwide. A growing world population is estimated to require a doubling of global food production by 2050. Meanwhile, debilitating droughts and devastating floods threaten an already vulnerable global food supply. This year, students, academics, and professionals from the public, private, and non-governmental sectors will explore the nexus of water and agriculture. Symposium discussions will focus on climate change and vulnerability, water availability, water rights and the economics of water allocation, water pollution, public health, natural resource management and collaboration.
The Official 2013 Symposium Program is available for download (pdf, 3.8 MB). If you are attending the symposium, please consider downloading the program beforehand to your smartphone, tablet or laptop. We are printing a limited number of programs in hopes that some attendees will be able to use the digital version during the event.
RegistrationFREE on-site registration for Boston-area students and faculty. $20 for all other attendees.
Visit the Symposium event page for details.
The Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program is a graduate research and education program that provides Tufts students with interdisciplinary perspectives and tools to manage water-related problems around the world.
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