60th Short Course on Climate Change Adaptation: The Soil-Water Nexus (SC60)
Possible impact of climate change.
Water and soil are finite and vulnerable resources. In spite of the considerable progress since 1990, one third of the global population lives under water stress conditions and if there is no change in the present trends, by the year 2025 two thirds will have to face serious water problems. The availability of water in the face of increasing demand indicates the potential for disputes and conflicts over water resources. Furthermore, it is estimated that at least more than one fourth of the Earth’s usable land has been affected by severe degradation to a degree sufficient to reduce biomass production for food, feed, raw material and bio-energy.
Objectives: Participants are expected to acquire knowledge and skills to be able to contribute to the development of integrated sound strategies towards land-use, soil and water management.
Target Groups: This course is designed mainly for managers and decision-makers with pertinent professional experience in environment protection with focus on soil, land-use, and water management. A corresponding professional background (geography, soil science, water management, etc.) is a prerequisite.
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Application Deadline: May 16th, 2014
14 January - 15 July 2014