Are alternative water sources a viable solution to the problem of irrigation in European regions with water scarcity? An investigation into the potential and limitations of desalinated and reclaimed water from the perspective of the water-energy-food nexus. A Spanish version of this video is available here.
MAGIC Final Policy Event: Mario Giampietro, Kirsty Blackstock and Silvio Funtowicz share their MAGIC experiences in a virtual debate on the challenges of using uncomfortable knowledge under the moderation of Roger Strand and Ângela Guimarães Pereira. Welcome address by Philippe Tulkens of the European Commission DG RTD. Discussant: Zoltán Rakonczay (EC DG RTD). For more information about this webinar, see: http://magic-nexus.eu/events/uncomfortable-knowledge-wef-nexus-governance.
The Farm to Fork strategy requires a deep reconsideration of the role of agriculture and the heavy dependence on imports by the EU. It is not sure that a pure technological solution will be capable of resolving the modern predicament. See also the full lecture series associated with this teaser here.
Renewable energy power capacity in modern times typically takes the form of solar photovoltaic and wind turbine technologies. What are the issues of a large scale energy transition based on intermittent renewable electricity such as is produced by solar and wind? See also the full lecture series associated with this teaser here.