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The Challenge of Water

28 Sep 2021
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This debate will address the repercussions of the water crisis on food systems, the impact of agriculture on water resources, the implications of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform and what agroecology can do to protect and manage these resources. As an example of environmental impact on the ecosystems of water the case of the Mar Menor will be presented and examined.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes


  • Pedro García, director of the Asociación de Naturalistas del Sureste [Association of Naturalists of the Southeast of Spain] (ANSE). For over twenty years he has worked as an environmental technician in the local Administration and has coordinated numerous campaigns for the defence and conservation of nature.
  • Celsa Peiteado, an agronomous engineer who graduated from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, is in charge of the Food Programme at WWF Spain and coordinates activities related to policies for an agroecological transition towards Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems.
  • Concha Fabeiro is the president of the Sociedad Española de Agricultura Ecológica y Agroecología [Spanish Society of Ecological Agriculture and Agroecology] (SEAE). She is a doctor in Agronomous Engineering and a professor at the Vegetal Production Department of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos y de Montes of the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha [Higher Technical School of Agronomous and Forestry Engineers, Castile-La Mancha University] (ETSIAM – UCLM).

Moderator: Julia Martínez, doctor in Biology. She is the technical director of the Fundación Nueva Cultura del Agua [New Culture of Water Foundation], where she coordinates scientific and technical activities. As a researcher she has published over 150 papers on water modelling and management.

Coordinated by: the Green European Foundation (GEF), in collaboration with the Fundación Transición Verde [Green Transition Foundation], La Casa Encendida and the Sociedad Española de Agricultura Ecológica y Agroecología [Spanish Society of Ecological Agriculture and Agroecology] (SEAE).

The event will take place in the Zoom room. Following registration, and before each session, attendees will be sent a confirmation email with details regarding access to the meeting.

*Spanish-English simultaneous interpreting will be available during the session.

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The Challenge of Water

28 Sep 15:30 - 17 h