WEFNI Newsletters: Sept 2017
AGRO-ENVR Co-organized Webinar – Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Opportunities for Research and Learning
Sponsored by EAG Laboratories
Speakers: Brandi Schottel, National Science Foundation, and Rabi Mohtar, Texas A&M University
When: April 12, 2017 at 12PM EDT
Background: Dr. Brandi Schottel is a science analyst and sustainability science expert at the National Science Foundation Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems.
Professor Rabi Mohtar’s research at Texas A&M addresses global resource challenges such as the development of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus framework linking science to policy, characterization of the soil-water medium using thermodynamic modeling, efficacy of non-traditional water using physical-based methodologies; and applications for sustainable, integrated water management.
This webinar is presented as part of the AGRO Division Lunch and Learn Webinar Series
Dresden Nexus Conference 2017
Dresden Nexus Conference 2017: SDGs & the Nexus Approach – Monitoring & Implementation
Date: 17-19 May 2017
Venue: Deutsche Hygiene Museum Dresden
Under the umbrella “SDGs and the Nexus Approach: Monitoring and Implementation”, the Dresden Nexus Conference 2017 (DNC2017) will focus on Multifunctional land-use systems and Resources management in resilient cities. Follow this link to view the Programme At-a-Glance, where you can see the exciting roster of Speakers and Sessions to be held at DNC2017!
The Dresden Nexus Conference is a platform developed to advance the sustainable development agenda by bringing actors together who apply a Nexus Approach to resource management. Side by side, researchers and implementers (policy- and decision makers) from universities, national and international organizations, UN entities, ministries and governmental agencies, as well as individual researchers and stakeholders from the private sector and civil society discuss current research and initiatives applying the Nexus Approach and the benefits for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
This biennial conference is an important contribution of the United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden and the Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development to the progress of advancing a nexus approach to resource management and thereby play a small contribution to achieving truly sustainable development for all. The second DNC will take place in May 2017
We encourage you to register for the conference here. During early bird registration, special rates apply if you enroll by 28 February 2017! Don’t miss out.
For more information on the conference theme and stakeholders, we encourage you to visit their website dresden-nexus-conference.org.
XVI World Water Congress – Bridging Science and Policy
International Water Resources Association (IWRA) Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, 29 May – 3 June, 2017
The Congress aims to bridge gaps and facilitate dialogue and collaboration among the various water communities and stakeholders. The chief objective of the Congress is to link water professionals across the various disciplines with information and experiences related to water resources issues around the world, as well as with experts – in both the public and private sector – working on key global water agendas and strategies. Learn More