The 2013 WSSS Symposium

 

WSSS Symposium 2013 - Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: The Future of Water & Food Production

 

The 4th annual student-organized WSSS Interdisciplinary Water Symposium was held on Friday, April 5, 2013, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, in the Cabot Auditorium at the Fletcher School of Tufts University.

 

The theme for the 2013 Symposium was "Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: the Future of Water and Food Production." Students, academics, and professionals from the public, private, and non-governmental sectors explored many considerations and techniques employed in valuing water throughout the world, guided by the following discussion topic:

 

"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 topics will include climate change and vulnerability, water availability, water rights and the economics of water allocation, water pollution, public health, natural resource management and collaboration."

 

The 2013 symposium was organized in collaboration with the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

 

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