Water Scarcity in Southern Europe: great solutions for a great challenge

Streaming from

Bra, Italy

Event local time


December 16th at 18:30 in your time zone

Free event

The sustainability of our food system is threatened by water scarcity, particularly in Southern Europe: Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Turkey all expect water shortages to increase in the near future.

There is no denying that more innovation is needed to reduce water shortages and optimize water use – a challenge that covers multiple areas –, produce food in a more sustainable way, while avoiding an increase in food prices.

This is why in 2020 EIT Climate-KIC, EIT Food, EIT Manufacturing, EIT Raw Materials, ATHENA and BioAzul have joined forces to face the real challenges around this theme and collaborate in the cross-KICs project “Finding innovative solutions for water scarcity in Southern Europe”. Representatives of the KICs and Slow Food  will engage in a discussion to share knowledge on environmental protection and sustainability related to water management, and raise awareness about water scarcity and climate change on a national and international scale.

If you missed the forum, you can watch it again in English


Federico Mattei (Slow Food International) – moderator

Francesco Sottile (Slow Food Italia, University of Palermo) – welcoming the EIT KIC’s

EIT Climate-KIC – Than-Tam Lee, Mediterranean Director

EIT Food – Elvira Domingo, Innovation Programme Manager

EIT Raw Materials – Ignacio Calleja, Senior Advisor – Circular Economy and Recycling

ATHENA – Dr. Phoebe Koundouri, Professor Athens University of Economics and Business, President Elect European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Bluetentacles (Marco Bezzi), the startup of The Plug & Play solution for precision irrigation

Matrix (Hara Koutalou), the startup of Agrenio, an app to help farmers rationalize the use of water in their fields

Giuseppe Mancuso – Producer of Ustica Lentil Slow Food Presidium

Chiara d’Adamo – Producer of Manduria Cherry Tomato

Other info

Event languages: IT, EN

Online event

Event tags

Similar events

Discover more related events