Water represents a main resource for human activities and its management. Together with food and energy production, water scarcity is one of the most outstanding problems for society. In most European regions agricultural productions are intensive water consumers. Therefore, these systems are very vulnerable to a potential decrease in water availability.
In 2011 a European Concerted Reseach Action (COST) started, aimed at the Assessment of EUROpean AGRIculture WATer use and trade under climate change (EURO-AGRIWAT).
EURO-AGRIWAT intends to prepare and disseminate recommendations and guidelines for enabling a more efficient water resource management in relation with agricultural activities under climate change and variability, and involves collaboration between scientists and stakeholders.
From 7-9 March 2016 the final EURO-AGRIWAT conference will be held, titled: “Water Footprint of agricultural products: progress, challenges and solutions”. The call for abstracts for oral contributions closes 30 November 2015.