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07 September 2020 | Story Nitha Ramnath | Photo istock
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The Middle East and Africa are facing the highest impact on water and food security, with the potential to aggravate the existing conflict in both regions. Soaring temperatures are expected to exceed global norms, and an arid future and environmental catastrophe is looming.  Israel and South Africa are both arid countries challenged by water scarcity in the face of growing demand. Both countries are in some way water insecure and most of the water in both countries is transboundary.  There is a compelling need for leadership to provide strategic thinking on how to mitigate the impact of climate change on scarce water resources. 

Join our webinar, where a panel of international speakers will discuss the myriad challenges brought on by water scarcity and consider strategic initiatives to leverage expertise in order to improve resilience to water vulnerability.


Prof Heidi Hudson, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of the Free State


Dr Theo de Jager, The Southern African Agri Initiative (SAAI)

Prof Kevin Winter, University of Cape Town

Mr Oded Diste, CEO Tal-Ya Agriculture Solutions

Monther Hind, Palestinian Wastewater Engineers Group, Palestine


Dr Clive Lipchin, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

Closing remarks:  Prof Hussein Solomon, AHD, Department of Political Studies and Governance, University of the Free State

Date: 10 September 2020
Time: 17:00 (SAT) 

Registration: To register for the webinar, please go to

The webinar can be accessed at


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