EcoDry - Presentations

In order to initiate the new 3-year EU EcoDry project, Coventry University organised an International Workshop to enable knowledge exchange and stimulate collaboration between visiting scholars from the project (from Spain, Jordan, South Africa and Mexico), researchers within the University and wider networks of UK interest groups working in this field.

Click on the links in the table to view presentations from the day. 

Alisa Hardie University of Stellenbosch Overview of Research at the Department of Soil Science University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Charlie Paton Seawater Greenhouse Is Somalia an Ideal Location for Greenhouses?
Donna Udall Coventry University Benefits of Biochar
E Gurinova Mendel University, Brno, Czech  Republic Research Garden  
Julian Jones Water21 Environmental Engineering: Criteria for action and planning
J Abrahams Biologic Design (Wetland Ecosystem Services) Whole Site Water Reticulation, Wastewater purification, resource production & habitat creation 
Jose Erales Villamil University of Yucatan, Mexico Participatory Livestock in Mexico
Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz Coventry University Weeds and Invasive Plants
Luke Owen Coventry University Resilient Short Food Chains
Luis Ramirez Aviles University Yucatan, Mexico Intensive Silvopastoral Systems to Increase Productivity and Diversification and Provide Environmental Services in Mexico
Mohammad Al-Oun Badia Desert Research Programme Climate Change in Jordan
Rafael Robina Ramirez University of Extremadura, Spain Rural Sustainable Research Group, Spain
Ulrich Schmutz Coventry University Garden Organic Research on Drought and Drylands
          
Dr. Julia Wright

Co-Director of CAFS and Project Lead, Coventry University

"In this time of flooding in the UK there has been a lot of talk in the media about how to manage water, whereas four years ago everyone was talking about how to manage drought but the two things are completely connected as far as we're concerned."

 

           
Mohammad Al Oun

Badia Desert Research Programme, Jordan

"We have been working with CU for more than 12 years so this is a continuing project. As an arid land, this project comes as one of our priorities to mitigate climate change and food security problems."

             
Rafael Robina Ramirez

University of Extremadura, Spain

"I want to try to help companies and people in rural areas to maintain their population.'

              
Ailsa Hardie

University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

                 
Javier Solorio-Sanchez

University of Yucatan, Mexico

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