Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at Météo France Toulouse gather 600 scientists and water stakeholders, including 100 face-to-face during a scientific day organized by the Météo & Climat association, prize awarded by climatologist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Jean Jouzel.
What is this scientific day devoted to?
The theme “What transitions for water in the face of climate change?” will allow us to talk about water resources in the face of climate change and in particular extreme events: drought and heat wave, torrential rains, modified monsoons, Mediterranean episodes … Water, by its absence or its overflow, will be a subject power plant in the future.
How to deal with the threat on water?
We must both fight against global warming which will disrupt the water cycle but also adapt to it because it is inevitable. The adaptation that will affect our way of consuming water, storing, saving … is possible if global warming contains in the trajectories of the Paris agreements between 1.5 ° and 2 °.
How to adapt with the water resource?
There is already a competition in the uses of water between food, agriculture, tourism, industry … It will of course be necessary to save the resource as much as possible, to share its uses well and to adapt to water. become rarer especially for agriculture. River flows will drop 30% to 50% in the dry period. The best way to keep water is to let the soil soak in. All these questions will be debated during the Toulouse day, which I will open.
Will the lack of water create population migrations?
The Mediterranean basin will be affected by more intense and more frequent risks of drought threatening food security which risks amplifying migration. Developed countries must also help Africa adapt to the lack of water.