S-A4 Cities at the Nexus

By 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban settings which will be hubs for food, energy and water consumption. This session will explore how these core needs can be, and are being, integrated into sustainable planning of cities and surrounding areas. Diverse cities around the world and in the United States will … Read more

S-A5 Metrics for Food-Energy-Water Projects

The sheer size and geographical variance of energy-food-water issues make metrics essential to be able to take action. Without understanding metrics, the effectiveness of different innovations, technologies, business models and policies cannot be placed into context, ranked, or evaluated for success/failure. This session will identify appropriate technical, bio-physical, economic, social, and policy metrics in a … Read more

S-B1 Innovations in Managing Water

The World Economic Forum identified water crises as two of the top-10 global risks in 2015. Having too little, or too much, water leads to devastating impacts, and while these are often local, water security is now recognized as a systemic global risk. This session will explore innovative water stewardship strategies which integrate food and … Read more

S-B2 Innovations in Framing Decisions

This symposium will examine decision frameworks for sustainable solutions to food-energy-water challenges and how to ensure that solutions to particular challenges do not generate vulnerabilities elsewhere in food-energy-water systems. Speakers will explore both theoretical and practical components across natural, economic and policy sciences. Speakers will: (1) examine the theory behind and need for decision frameworks … Read more

S-B3 Integrating Nexus Policies at the State Level

This session will examine policy approaches from several states to address potential conflicts and synergies between water and energy policies. Participants will consider a range of state approaches and take home recommendations and actions for their own states. They will address how issues such as drought, expansion of unconventional oil and gas production, or a … Read more

S-B4 Innovations in Modeling and Big Data

There are many conceptual and mathematical models that scientists, economists, engineers, and others use to describe the world around us. If people and ecosystems have sufficient and reliable access to food, energy, and water then many other aspects of life can flourish. This session discusses the data and models that describe and project the criticality … Read more

S-A3 Opportunities for Innovative Applications in Sustainable Development

While the more developed nations of the world struggle with transforming their food, energy and water systems to reduce adverse environmental impacts, the developing nations of the world face additional challenges. They must also meet the fundamental needs of their growing populations for nutritious food, clean water, and access to energy. Simply having these resources, … Read more

World Cafes Round 1

World Cafés Round 1 (Wednesday 1:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.) WC-1 Models, Metrics and Data Partners: Towson University International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis University of Texas – Austin Clemson University University of Maryland State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) U.S. Business Council for … Read more

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are always looking for partners to help make our National Conference successful. There are many different levels of sponsorship, each level provides numerous benefits to your organization. Sponsorship Opportunities PLATINUM: $50,000 Special recognition as Lead Sponsor at conference and in print and marketing materials Ten complimentary conference registrations Full-page conference program advertisement Opportunity to … Read more