FEST: 'Quality matters in the water nexus'


Friday Earth Sciences Talk by Dr Michelle van Vliet

This FEST lecture will focus on how global change will affect clean water supply and demand for different sectors (e.g. agriculture, energy). I will present results of a selection of recent studies of our research group focusing on:

  1. large-scale surface water quality trends and spatial patterns;
  2. global water scarcity, including water quality impacts;
  3. solutions towards clean water provision and water scarcity alleviation; and
  4. mutual feedbacks between water (availability and quality) with energy and food systems.

In addition, I will briefly present the scope and some work in progress of two projects funded by an NWO VIDI grant and an ERC Starting Grant (B-WEX; Balancing clean Water and Energy provision under changing climate and eXtremes), which are both running in the coming 4 years.

With the FEST, we intend to bring the departments of Earth Sciences and Physical Geography together. The aim is to present (mostly) Utrecht-based Earth Sciences in an accessible way, primarily in order to stay familiar with each other’s work across disciplines. Simultaneously, this provides an excellent platform to help (in particular MSc.) students in their orientation on possible graduation specialisations and future careers.

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Koningsberger building - COSMOS room; hybrid via https://tinyurl.com/fest-teams
Entrance fee
no fee or registration