[PUBLICATION] Launch of the twelfth Pop’Sciences Mag: “Water, now or never”

On The November 7, 2023

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In November, Pop’Sciences will publish the latest issue of its magazine focusing on water management, from the preservation of this precious resource to its use for human activities. Find out more about this new issue during a panel discussion, in collaboration with the Municipal Library of Lyon!

We have access to less than 1% of the world’s fresh water. As populations and standards of living increase, so does the demand for water, both for consumption and for the production of material, agricultural and industrial goods. Many of our activities, such as releasing pollutants and excessive water extraction, are detrimental not only to the resource itself, but also to the surrounding environment and all the species that depend on it. But this resource is limited, and damage to aquatic environments can be devastating. Human-induced climate change contributes to the reduction of available resources, but also affects their natural cycle, with an increase in both drought and intense precipitation.

Faced with these facts, humanity is now at a critical juncture where action needs to be taken. For its twelfth issue, “Water, now or never”, the Pop’Sciences Mag has decided to examine the future of our relationship with water from a multidisciplinary perspective. With the support of scientists from the Lyon Saint-Étienne university site, this new issue focuses on a number of topics, including the impact of climate change on aquatic environments, the role of law in water issues, and the place of this essential resource in our agricultural model.

The Mag will be available soon!
See all previous issues (in French)

More information on Pop'Sciences (in French)

With the collaboration of:

Agence de l'eau Rhône-Méditerranée-Corse, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), École normale supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), École universitaire de recherche sur les sciences de l'eau et des hydrosystèmes H2O’Lyon, Groupe de recherche, animation technique et information sur l’eau (Graie), Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement (Inrae), Institut national des sciences appliquées (INSA) Lyon, Université d’Angers, Université de Montpellier, Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Université Lumière Lyon 2, Université Grenoble-Alpes.