The Texas A&M University Water-Energy-Food Nexus Initiative (WEFNI) are Texas A&M University scientists committed to finding solutions to the nexus grand challenges. These scientists and educators comprise 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.
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, technological 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.
WEFNI Milestones (2015-2018)
Lessons Learned from the San Antonio Case Studies
INTRODUCTION WEF Consortium milestones
Daher, B., Mohtar, R. H., Davidson, S., Cross, K., Karlberg, L., Darmendrail, D., Ganter, C.J., Kelman, J., Sadoff, C., Nahon, C., Fonseca, G., Comby, J., Lavarde, P., Abicalil, T., Aldaco-Manner, L., Schweitzer, M. (2018). Multi-stakeholder Dialogue: Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus and Implementing the SDGs. IWRA Policy Brief No. 2
Raya Marina Stephan, Rabi H. Mohtar*, Bassel Daher, Antonio Embid Irujo, Astrid Hillers, J. Carl Ganter, Louise Karlberg, Liber Martin, Saeed Nairizi, Diego J. Rodriguez, & Will Sarni (2018): Water–energy–food nexus: a platform for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Water International, DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2018.1446581
Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue: Opportunities for integrative planning across water, energy, and food sectors in the San Antonio Region. Program Sept 25, 2018
NSF-INFEWS award 1739977Decision Support for Water Stressed Nexus Decisions
Water-Energy-Food Nexus (WEF) Stakeholder Information and Engagement Workshop, (2018) Summary Full Report
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) Report
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