Water scarcity and climate emergency: circular and other solutions for the EU agri-food system in a future "Blue Deal"

This page is also available in

Practical information

  1. Composition of the study group
  2. Administrator / Assistant in charge: Gaia BOTTONI / Anna KHATCHATRIAN
  3. Contact


The opinion will be part of the "Blue Deal" package of EESC opinions on water and will address more specifically the challenges and opportunities that the agri-food system, including fisheries and aquaculture, is facing while dealing with water scarcity. It will address the call of European civil society to tackle the threatening trends and foster resilient infrastructures, circular and innovative solutions, while enabling a multi-stakeholders governance to develop more sustainable agri-food systems. In particular, it will explore how social innovation, circular solutions, digitalisation and new technologies can play a crucial role, for example desalinisation.

The opinion will also address the specific challenges of the most vulnerable regions, namely the EU Mediterranean countries, and explore the direct and indirect connections with the sustainable development of urban and rural areas.