Dr Claire Hoolohan: Water Scarcity Food Future

" A key dimension of climate change is water scarcity. So for a sense of perspective the Institute of Mechanical Engineers reckons that a single kilogram of beef requires around 15,000 litres of water to produce. This is a lot compared to something like potatoes for instance that only require 300 litres per kilogram"

Dr. Claire Hoolohan is a Research Fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester. She is a social scientist working with social practice theories in the field of sustainable production and consumption. Her research explores the social dimensions of global challenges such as climate change adaptation and mitigation, low-carbon food and water use. In this video, Claire expresses the importance of the relationship between food and water resources. She also stresses the impact of meat consumption and food waste whilst reflecting on the impact of the Covid pandemic on how we produce and consume food.



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