The Texas A&M University
Water-Energy-Food Nexus Initiative (WEFNI) comprises scientists and educators who are committed to finding solutions grounded in state-of-the-art science to address the nexus grand challenges. They make up multidisciplinary teams and share skills, knowledge, and scientific talents. They work to produce the needed analytics and a platform to facilitate inclusive stakeholder dialogues about resource management.
The WEF Nexus is the interconnections linking water, energy, and food resources. the Nexus is complex and its resources face stresses from by climatic, social, political, economic, demographic, technological, and other pressures.
WEFNI ‘s goal is to achieve a better understanding of these interconnections and then use that understanding to sustainably address the issues presented by the nexus. The aim is to achieve equitable allocation and improved management of nexus resources. Between 2015-2018, WEFNI activities included several townhalls, workshops, and webinars. Two special issues were published, one in Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports and the second in The Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN). Since 2018, activities of the WEFNI community have continued, notably through NSF award 1739977.
For WEFNI Milestones visit this page.
For details of the NSF Award,’s outcomes, visit this page.
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Email: wefnexus @ tamu.edu
Decision Support for Water Stressed Nexus Decisions