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Food and Water in Arid Lands Dialogues across Contemporary and Traditional Lands

Location

The University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center
1303 E University Blvd
85719 Tucson , AZ

Date: 

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 12:00am to Sat, 11/05/2016 - 12:00am

 

Itki- Unesco- City of Gastronomy Conference 

Each Conference session will feature multiple speakers, each of whom will share 10 or so minutes of their experiences.

Abdullah al-Ghafri- Session 2: Traditional Knowledge and Water Scarcity in Arid Lands
  • Director of Aflaj Research Unit at University of Nizwa
  • Studies Alflaj (ancient Omani water irrigation systems), water management, and traditional technologies
Turki al-Rasheed- Session 4: Traditional Knowledge in a Time of Climate Change
  • Adjunct Professor of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Arizona
  • Studies Saudi Arabian agricultural development practices, food security, and agriculture’s role in economic growth

* The conference is free you just have to register for it.

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Co-sponsor- Center of Middle Eastern Studies