The Texas A&M University Water-Energy-Food Nexus Initiative (WEFNI) comprises Texas A&M University scientists committed to finding solutions to the nexus grand challenges. These scientists and educators will make up multidisciplinary teams that share their skills, knowledge and scientific abilities to produce the necessary analytics, grounded in state-of-the-art science, and able to provide a platform to facilitate inclusive stakeholder dialogues at local, regional and global levels.
What is the WEF Nexus? The interconnection of water, energy, and food resources is highly complex and the availability of these resources is increasingly stressed by climatic, social, political, economic, demographic, technologic and other pressures. Sustainably addressing these challenges requires a better understanding of the nexus formed by the interconnections between the resources and will lead to a more equitable allocation and improved management of them.
Milestones of WEFNI (since 2015)
NSF-INFEWS award 1739977 Decision Support for Water Stressed Nexus Decisions
Water-Energy-Food Nexus (WEF) Stakeholder Information and Engagement Workshop, (2018) Summary
Special Issue 2017 V4,I3 Current Sustainable/ Renewable Energy Reports
Solutions at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water (FEW) Systems – a Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue (2017) Summary
Town halls – Supporting the planning for Water-Energy-Food Resources Nexus in San Antonio and surrounding regions. (2016, 2017) San Antonio Case Studies
Water Forum and Tech Roadmap (2015) Report
WEF Nexus Initiative Launch (2015) E-Booklet
TAMUS/Future Earth Water-Energy-Food Nexus Workshop (2015) Summary