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WEBINAR: Opportunities of Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach: Innovatively driving economic development, social wellbeing, and environmental sustainability

November 27, 2018

8:30 am - 10:30 am

Frederick E. Giesecke Engineering Research Building
1617 Research Pkwy
College Station, TX 77845 United States

STOTEN Nexus Webinar
STOTEN Nexus Webinar

The American University of Beirut (AUB) and Texas A&M University (TAMU) are hosting a webinar on November 27, 2018, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., presenting the findings published in the Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN) Special IssueOpportunities in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach: Innovatively driving economic development, social well-being, and environmental sustainability.

The event is culmination of the experience of the Texas A&M University Water-Energy-Food Nexus Initiative (WEFNI) in creating a university-wide, four year, investigatory experience, led by Rabi Mohtar, WEFNI Coordinator, TEES Research Professor, and Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS), American University of Beirut (AUB). The Special Issue reflects the process of creating interdisciplinary teams and presents an overview of the two year period, during which research was conducted under thematic foci: data and modeling, trade-off analysis, water for food, water for energy, and governance. Lessons learned from the San Antonio experience are presented and their potential transferability to other resource hotspots globally are discussed.​

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About the Webinar

Researchers share their experience of forming an interdisciplinary team at Texas A&M University’s Water-Energy-Food Nexus Initiative (WEFNI) to address a resource hotspot in San Antonio, Texas. The webinar will include the presentation of 10 research articles, recently published in a “Science of the Total Environment” special issue, which documents this experience, and highlights lessons learned, potentially transferable to addressing other resource hotspots globally.