Water is a scarce resource under growing demand by the need to feed an increasing human population and to mitigate the path towards a drier world. Plants, which are the foundation of all kinds of terrestrial ecosystems, human-made or natural, also need water to survive and thrive. Achieving sustainable water use while maintaining or increasing the delivery of plant products and other ecosystem services is a major target that units all plant physiologists independently of their scale of work.
Understanding plant water relations at several scales under climate change is the theme of the XV Portuguese-Spanish Plant Water Relations Symposium: “Water relations under climate change: from genes to ecosystems”. As this theme is of interest not only to scientists but also to policymakers and stakeholders, we invite you all to participate in this three-day online Symposium.