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The University of Alicante debates on the issue of water resources

Population growth, change of eating habits and resource degradation are the main issues to be addressed

University President Manuel Palomar has inaugurated a seminar in the context of the activities within the project Campus Habitat 5U

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Alicante, 23 March 2015

The graduation hall at the University of Alicante's Faculty of Economics hosted a seminar on water and sustainable development, organised by the University Institute of Water Management and Environmental Sciences (IUACA) and included within the activities of the project Campus Habitat 5U.

University President Manuel Palomar was the person responsible for the inaugural speech and pointed out the relevance of water resources for Alicante, an outstanding issue to deal with from a professional approach.

IUACA Director Joaquín Melgarejo explained the clear purpose of this seminar of identifying the problems we have with water consumption, which are especially related to population growth, change of eating habits and deterioration of water resources.

These sessions have revealed the need of awareness campaigns for water management and sustainability, essential for life and the economic activity.

The seminar was held throughout Monday, divided into four lectures with a twofold purpose: on the one hand dealing with groundwater and the problems associated intensive exploitation of aquifers; on the other, from a sustainability approach, with desalination and water reuse.

 

 

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