The Number One Victim of Climate Change is Water
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 9:28AM
Linda Johnson-Bell

“The number one victim of Climate Change is water. Either there is too much or too little and at the wrong time”.
                            - Johan Rockström, “Water Matters”, Nobel Week Dialogue 2018

If climate can be likened to a person’s personality, then weather is their mood … And moodiness is the new norm. The UN confirms that “higher temperatures and more extreme, less predictable, weather conditions are projected to affect availability and distribution of rainfall, snow melt, river flows and groundwater, and further deteriorate water quality.”

Water is the bloodstream of our biosphere and without it, we cannot maintain a stable eco-system and with a rising demand and a dwindling supply, all eyes are on the agricultural sector, as, according to the OECD, it is the largest and most inefficient user of freshwater (70% of global extraction).


Where does viticulture fit into this picture?



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