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Without water security there will be no food

24 February 2014

Thorsten Hartmann, Director of Consulting at Canadean, sparks the debate about water security today at Gulfood in Dubai, the world’s largest annual food and beverage trade fair.

Neither food security nor water security can be addressed in isolation, as nearly 70% of the world’s water is used in agriculture. Director of Consulting at Canadean, Thorsten Hartmann, joins Mr Khalifa Ahmed Al Ali and Dr. Shoaib Ismail in a talk about water conservation at the Gulfood fair today. Which methods worked and which didn’t – and what are the opportunities for the future?

This talk will uncover advances in hydroponic systems, innovation in drip irrigation systems, water recycling, grey water usage and the preparation for climate change and mitigating negative effects. Please see the full agenda here.

Thorsten joined Canadean last year from a leading position in the MENA industry research company, ManSci Professional Services, (formerly known as IMES Research) where he spent 18 years in beverage, dairy and packaging research and consultancy. Thorsten is now responsible for bespoke market research studies and consultancy projects particularly in the beverage industry in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and for global projects for Canadean. 


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About Gulfood

By rewarding and celebrating excellence across eight different categories and twenty two different awards, the Gulfood awards aim to recognise and champion innovation, the highest levels of service, the very best standards, as well as enhancing the region’s international reputation for excellent food and beverage products and services. Gulfood takes place every February in Dubai

The 5th Gulfood Awards took place yesterday at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai. The trade fair will last until the 27th February, 2014 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. For more information, please visit the Gulfood website here.

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