Press conference @ European Geosciences Union General Assembly

Food security: how extreme weather and other hazards affect what we drink and eat”, 11:00–12:00 on 26th April.

Water Footprint Network’s Dr. Ertug Ercin will launch our first report for the IMPREX project at a press conference entitled “Food security: how extreme weather and other hazards affect what we drink and eat”.

As climate change increases water scarcity and drought in many regions of the world, understanding the likely impact on food security and on our economies is vital. As part of the IMPREX project, we have analysed some of the impacts these changes may have on Europe. Because many of the goods consumed by European citizens are produced abroad, its economy is dependent on water resources elsewhere in the world. By mapping Europe’s global water demand and assessing how water scarcity and drought may disrupt supplies of key food crops that it imports, including staples such as coffee or rice, we reveal where vulnerabilities lie.

Register for the press conference here.

If you cannot make it to Vienna, you can still watch the press conference live via webstream and ask questions to panelists.