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. Micallef outlined a roadmap to address these needs and transform Europe into a global leader in OFG utilisation.
Date: Monday 13 June 2022
Time: 13:00 - 13:30 CEST
Location: Scotland House Brussels, Robert Schuman Roundabout 6, Brussels