Professor Craig Simmons, director of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training at Flinders University, will discuss the drivers for future water quality and quantity globally, and in relation to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. He will discuss how we can address these challenges and prepare for 2050, 2100 and beyond.
Drivers for future water quality and quantity requirements on the planet include: climate change, population growth, food access, energy generation, sanitation standards, health care, and environmental preservation. Additionally, water is a key priority for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
But what changes are needed if we are to meet the Earth’s future requirements?
Are global water reserves able to sustain the world’s burgeoning population? How will climate change affect our planet’s water resources?
Is it possible to meet our water-food-energy requirements in this changing context, whilst also protecting the environment?
Venue: Flinders Victoria Square, 182 Victoria Square Adelaide, SA, Australia
Start Date: Tue 22 Oct 2019 Start Time: 5:30
End Date: Tue 22 Oct 2019 End Time: 7:30