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Documentary screening: "There will be water"

On 12 July at 18:30 Bellona Europa will be organising a movie screening evening of the documentary «There Will Be Water» in the Fairtrade Room of Mundo B. The documentary tells the story of the Sahara Forest Project, and its pursuit of the ambitious vision of greening desert areas whilst producing food, freshwater and clean energy at the same time.

The idea is simple bring saltwater into the desert evaporate it by means of the sun and create fresh water, food and energy in desert. But it is 50 degrees in the sun and it seems that every drop of fresh water requires a drop of sweat. The global demand for water is growing while at the same time the worlds available freshwater levels are dropping at alarming rates. More than a 1.5 billion people live in water stressed areas. And, the Middle East is drying up - water scarcity is causing severe political and regional tensions.
Following the movie, stay with us for a short discussion on sustainable growth of biomass. Bellona Europa published earlier this year a report looking into the opportunities and risks of using seaweed and algae cultivation for aviation bio-jetfuel.

The independent non-profit organisation Bellona, founded in 1986, aims to meet and fight climate challenges through identifying and implementing sustainable environmental solutions. Some of Bellonas best-known accomplishments include its contribution to the clean-up of industrial toxic waste dumps; initiating Norways electric transport revolution commencing by importing the countrys first modern electric vehicle (EV) in 1989 and fostering the introduction by the government of the first EV-friendly policies in 1990. Bellona is a co-founder of the Sahara Forest project.

As we have limited space for the event, please make sure to register on the following link:

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Wednesday 12 juillet 2017 - 18h30