Saturday, March the 24th, 03:00 pm
Water is a primary resource and vital for life. Today it is endangered due to numerous demands from all sides, poor management and the impact of climate change. We consume much more water than we are aware of. Every day, each of us needs several thousand liters of water to eat. This intervention will reveal how, with our diet, we can help to reduce humanity’s water footprint and contribute to a more sustainable use of water resources. Sustainable water management is fundamental for all countries world-wide, for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Research Programme Manager BCFN Foundation
Marta Antonelli (33) leads the Research Programme of the BCFN Foundation. She brings 9+ years of experience as researcher, lecturer, consultant and journalist in the fields of sustainable food production and consumption, water governance and environmental footprints. Her experience includes positions, among others, at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change, University of Roma Tre, University IUAV of Venice and the Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology.
Currently she is a Research Fellow of the University of Siena in the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences. She holds MSc in International Economics (La Sapienza University of Rome), Development Studies (SOAS, University of London) and a PhD in Geography (King’s College London). She has authored many articles on water and sustainability. In 2013 she co-edited the book “L’acqua che mangiamo” (Edizioni Ambiente), also published in English (Springer 2015).