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Water and Food Security in Israel and Beyond: Can We Do Better?
December 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm$18
**REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. WALK-UPS STILL WELCOME**
The world, stimulated by population growth, climate instability, desertification, and rising lifestyles, is facing severe water and food security problems that are getting worse every year. Facing these issues from its inception, Israel – as a young country constructed on drylands – has been forced to become creative and dynamic in finding ecologically smart solutions. Today scientists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, located in the southern desert of Israel, are developing technologies that are game-changers – able to enrich desert farming, harness solar energy, recycle water, and much more. This talk will explore how Israel has become a trailblazer in the field and propose solutions that can impact not just Israel, but the world.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Prof. Noam Weisbrod is director of the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the former director of its Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research. His own area of expertise is related to contaminant hydrology and unsaturated systems. As a member of several international delegations, he helped solve problems in Africa, Asia and South America.
*Note: This event will take place in the Shalom Center (Valley Beit Midrash office) on the south side of the Temple Chai Campus.