Beat the heat and join us on June 28th for the next Water Roots event, organized with Sky Island Alliance and hosted by Public Brewhouse (209 N Hoff Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705).
Special Seminar - Diversification of South Africa’s Water Supplies Under Conditions of Drought
Shafick Adams, Water Research Commission, Pretoria, South Africa
Please note special time
Certain parts of South Africa are experiencing drought and the country’s traditional water supplies are under stress. There is a need to unlock more water resources and drive efficiency in the use of existing supplies to ensure water security. Under a changing climate, the main input into South Africa’s water resources, rainfall, becomes more variable in time and space, which means there is a need to adjust how water resources are managed and valued. Groundwater is one example of failure to use available resources to meet growing demands and increase local resilience to drought episodes. This talk will aim to give a broad overview of the challenges and opportunities that exist to diversify South Africa’s water supply mix at a variety of scales.
Water Roots - Water Beats: Reflections in Water and Music
Special Seminar - Food, Water, and Energy in the Arava Valley: Turning Disadvantage to Advantage in the Hyper-arid climate of the Region
The Arava Valley is a sparsely populated region in southern Israel. Its hyper-arid climate produces less than one inch of rain a year and its temperatures reach 115° to 120° f in the summer.