American Univesity of Beirut

FAFS Second Annual Webinar in Memory of Ralf Klingbeil | Sustainable Use of Water Resources in Food Production


On May 9, FAFS held the Sustainable Use of Water Resources in Food Production Webinar to commemorate Dr. Ralf Klingbeil's dedication to protecting water resources. The webinar hosted Dr. Leon Gorris, Food Safety Expert at Food Safety Futures, Dr. Kang Zhou, Food Safety Officer at FAO, and Dr. Nadim Farajallah, Director of the Climate Change and Environment Program at AUB, as well as graduate students from FAFS.

The event included presentations on the concept of fit-for-purpose water, recommendations for the microbial criteria for water use and reuse in food production, and insights on climate change-induced water scarcity in food production in Western Asia and North Africa.

A call for donations to support graduate students in their research was announced during the webinar to continue the legacy of Dr. Klingbeil. We would like to thank those who made a donation and kindly invite you to expand this initiative by donating towards this fund.

If you wish to donate, please follow the below steps:

  1. Follow this link: https://giving.aub.edu.lb/aub 
  2. Choose: I would like to select another designation and/or split my gift
  3. Choose: Other Fund Not Listed
  4. Specify the designation to read “In Memory of Dr. Ralf Klingbeil"
  5. Donate

If you wish to check the webinar, kindly refer to this link using the passcode: =jLm3a^4 ​



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