NSF Symposium

FEW Nexus Workshop on Integrated Science, Engineering and Policy: A Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue For a short briefing of the workshop, click here. Date: January 26-27, 2017 Location: The Hilton at 801 University Dr. E., College Station Register for the symposium by accessing the portal at: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/productListingDetails/2206 Can’t make it? Click below to join virtually to participate from anywhere in the world: See who is attending the symposium here. The Workshop, supported and coordinated by NSF, USDA-NIFA, Texas A&M University, includes several additional partners.  It will build the partnerships and… Read More →

World Water Week

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World Water Week August 28th – September 2 Theme: Water for Sustainable Growth Texas A&M co-hosts special event at the 2016 World Water Week, WEF Nexus Platform: Achieving the Water, Energy and Food SDGs. The event “focuses on how implementation of the Water Goal (SDG 6) impacts and is impacted by the food and energy goals.” Other convenors for the event include: Asian Development Bank; Deloitte Consulting LLP; Global Water Partnership; International Food Policy Research Institute; International Union for Conservation of Nature; International Water Management Institute; Stockholm Environment Institute and… Read More →

Hydrostructural Pedology – Book now available!

HYDROSTRCTURAL PEDOLOGY, Braudeau, E., Assi, A.T., and Mohtar, R.H. Collection Système Terre – Environnement dirigée par André Mariotti (currently available only in French, the book is being translated into English.) 188 pages – Avril 2016; Ouvrage papier en couleur : 39,00 EUR ISBN : 978-1-78405-140-2 (papier) ISBN : 978-1-78406-140-1 (ebook) Recently theorized, the hydrostructural soil science has appeared in the earth sciences. It emerges from the junction of classical soil science – science naturalistic description of internal hierarchical organizations soil and their distribution in the landscape – with systemic thermodynamic water… Read More →

Seminar – Dr. Adnan Degirmencioglu

April 8, 2016 – Visiting scholar, Dr. Adnan Degrimenciogh, of the WEF Nexus research group will be presenting a seminar titled “Optimization of the Seed Spacing Uniformity Performance of a Precision Planter.”  Dr. Degirmencioglu is visiting the WEF Nexus Reasearch Group from Ege University in Izmir, Turkey. The seminar is being hosted by the TAMU WEF Nexus Initiative. The full announcement can be found here.

WMHS celebrates Water Daze 2016

WMHS faculty and students celebrated Water Daze 2016 this week.  Students presented posters (which can be found on the Water Program’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/The-Water-Program-Texas-AM-University-137611023013440/?fref=photo  The Event was co-sponsored by: Texas Water Resources Institute,A&M School of Law , Bush School of Government and Public Service.  Congratulatoions on poster awards: Bassel Daher, 1st Place, Kimberly Rhodes, 2nd Place, and Xiao Shen, 3rd Place

White House Water Summit – 2016 Report

Texas A&M University’s Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus Initiative is announcing three efforts to advance awareness and understanding of, and solutions at, the WEF Nexus. The Initiative will (1) launch a community of practice that will identify and respond to national 20 and global opportunities to assist the development of effective WEF management practices, and to develop a set of common, integrated metrics to better understand the WEF system; (2) develop an educational framework to teach stakeholders about the Nexus, through which the Initiative expects to develop 100 WEF leaders… Read More →

Mohtar at 2016 White House Water Summit

 Working Together to Build a Sustainable Water Future FACT SHEET: Water challenges are facing communities and regions across the United States, impacting millions of lives and costing billions of dollars in damages. These challenges are particularly problematic in predominantly poor, minority, or rural communities, where water inequality can go hand-in-hand with socioeconomic inequality. Recent events, including record-breaking drought in the West, severe flooding in the Southeast, and the water-quality crisis in Flint, MI, have elevated a national dialogue on the state of our Nation’s water resources and infrastructure…. Read More →

Dr. Ali I. Mohamed, Director – Environnmental Systems Division, BENRE-NIFA-USDA

Seminar: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 3:00 pm, 317 Scoates Hall FOOD ENERGY NEXUS: NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT PERSPECTIVE Dr. Mohammed is the director of the Environmental Systems Division (ESD) of the Institute of Bioenergy, Climate and Environment; providing coordination and oversight for the division’s research, extension and education programs. These programs are focusing on the mitigation of environmental impacts of agriculture and improve the quality of our world. The national leadership of this division integrates research, education, and extension expertise to address contemporary environmental and natural resource… Read More →

Student Spotlight: Sonja Loy

WEF Nexus Research Group’s own Sonja Loy was recently featured on the Biological & Agricultural Engineering departmental website. There she shared her experiences at Texas A&M, in the BAEN department, and her research work with us, the WEF Nexus Research Group.  

Navigating Agriculture through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

On November 19th, 2015, Dr. Rabi Mohtar along with the members of the WEF Nexus Research Group attended the Navigating Agriculture through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus conference in Austin, TX. The conference sought to address the important issues including the linkages between the water, energy, and food, interdependencies and tradeoffs that will influence future policy, using the nexus on the regional scale for future planning, and preparing agriculture for climate change. Dr. Rabi Mohtar, a keynote speaker at the conference, gave the presentation “Water-energy-food Nexus – Applications for Agriculture Communities” that… Read More →