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Lecture 5/10/2021 06:30 PM

The Burning IssueThe risks of water: Droughts and floods

Jorge Olcina and Amelia Pérez Zabaleta interviewed by Antonio San José and Íñigo Alfonso

The shortage of water has a direct impact on the production of food, increases the propensity of desertification, wildfires and, in extreme cases, is the cause of famines and death. The excess of water is also a risk, in many cases caused by the greater or lesser respect that human beings have had for the natural behaviour of river courses.

Droughts and floods are, thus, two dangers with a heavy socio-economic impact that require rigorous analysis. This is the objective of this session, which will discuss, among other issues, the importance of managing sources of water, the protection of river courses, watering systems, animal consumption, the influence of deforestation and climatic change, with the participation of the experts Jorge Olcina, Professor of Regional Geographic Analysis at the Universidad de Alicante, and Amelia Pérez Zabaleta, Director of the Fundación Aquae Chair of Water Economy-UNED.

A debate format in which, once a month, on a Monday at 6:30 pm, leading experts analyse important issues that make up today’s social reality with the journalists Antonio San José and Íñigo Alfonso.

The presenters put some of the audience’s questions to the guests. Please send your suggestions to: lacuestionpalpitante@march.es