The Water Forum aims to analyze global trends, technological, economic and social ones, updating and straightforward the scientific data and results more relevant for Spain.
There is a widespread view among expert and policymakers that Spain, not only need a comprehensive and lasting consensus in water policies field but, is in an adequate situation to define their bases.
The evolution of international trade, agriculture, changes in lifestyles and sensibilities of citizens, technical and scientific progress and potential climate change, set a very different environment for water policy in Spain, other than that existed in previous legislatures and government cycles. To define the basis for consensus on water policy requires an understanding of these trends in deep, analyzing and interpreting them in national key, so we can identify opportunities and strengths.
The Water Forum (held 27-28 September 2012, Madrid) aimed to analyze global trends, technological, economic and social ones, updating and straightforward the scientific data and results more relevant for Spain. The program addressed all relevant issues with the participation of specialists who presented their papers and ideas in an educational way, while promoting discussion, analysis and reflection.
IMDEA Water’s Researchers participated as speakers in sessions related with "Institutional aspects of water management", "Economics and internationalization" and "Challenges for a water policy."