NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS, WATER MANAGEMENT AND AGRICULTURE

Presented by:
Olcay ÜNVER, PhD., Vice Chair of UN-Water and Deputy Director of Land and Water Division at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO);

Member of the WLE Steering Committee
“The case for intensification has been well articulated in the literature, both from a perspective of increased production, through high-yielding crops, increased irrigation, mechanization, and the role of chemicals that increase production levels, and from a conservation perspective, in terms of the millions of hectares of forests which otherwise would be converted into farm land, unquantifiable amount of ecosystem services saved, and of some 590 billion tons of CO2 prevented from being released into the atmosphere.”

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I’VE HELD ON TIGHT TO THE WINGS OF THE COSMOS…

 Autobiographic Poetic Diary

Dedicated to my dear sister Olcay Ünver and my immediate Family in Istanbul…

One half of me is from Turkey
The other half America
My country of birth – my roots and the first half of my life rests in Turkey
The second half of my life – almost thirty-years-long following it rests in America


Bircan ÜNVER

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WATER AND AGRICULTURE AS PART OF THE SOLUTION

Summary from Innovation Talk:
“FEEDING THE WORLD IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT”
Presented by Olcay ÜNVER, PhD.

January 25, 2018
McCord Hall, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
This talk is about the challenge of feeding an increasingly hungry world against a backdrop of resource degradation, inefficiencies, loss and waste, and the impacts of a changing climate. The state of affairs in many of these are far from desirable, and some are projected to worsen as the competition for natural resources increases. Yet, there is reason for optimism, manifested in some of the trends that we are now observing and in the resolve of the international community, that is, governments, civil society and private sector to address the challenge. [Read more…]