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Brown Bag Lunch n°5 on Offshore Groundwater

On Monday 13 June 2022, EMB is hosting its 5th Brown Bag Lunch on the topic of "Offshore freshened Groundwater: An unconventional water resource in coastal regions". This event includes lunch, offered by EMB, followed by a presentation from Prof. Aaron Micalef, Senior Scientist at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre in Kiel, Germany, and ending with an interactive discussion.

Registration is open until 1 June 2022 via this link.

Freshwater resources in coastal regions are under enormous stress due to population growth, pollution, climate change and political conflicts, and many coastal cities have already suffered extreme water shortages (e.g. Cape Town, Chennai, Sao Paolo, Shanghai). Offshore freshened groundwater (OFG) has been proposed as an alternative source of freshwater to relieve water scarcity, provide a buffer to increased demand during periods of intense drought, and mitigate the adverse effects of groundwater depletion and climate change. There is an urgent need to identify where OFG is located and in which volumes, delineate the most appropriate approaches to characterise OFG, identify the most cost-effective strategy to utilise this resource, and assess the environmental and legal challenges to sustainable OFG use. (Image credit: Aaron Micallef)

During this event Prof. Micalef will outline a roadmap to address these needs and transform Europe into a global leader in OFG utilisation.

 


Anyone who is interested in the topic of Offshore Groundwater is welcome to join this event free of charge, either in-person in Brussels or online via Zoom.

Practical info for in-person attendance

For all in-person participants, the event will consist of lunch offered by EMB with the possibility to network, followed by a presentation of 30 minutes by the speaker, and ending with an open discussion on the topic.

Date: Monday 13 June 2022
Time: 12:30 - 14:00 CEST
Location: Scotland House Brussels, Robert Shuman square 6 - 1040 Brussel

Practical info for online attendance

For online participants, the presentation itself will be live-streamed via Zoom and the EMB YouTube channel. Please note that the in-person discussion that will follow the presentation will not be broadcast or recorded. The recording of the presentation will be made available on YouTube afterwards.

Date: Monday 13 June 2022
Time: 13:00 - 13:30 CEST

Registration is mandatory for both in-person and online attendance. Please register before 1 June 2022 via this link.