Water-Energy-Food Nexus Dialogue

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May 9, 2017              11:30 am – 5:00 pm              Memorial Student Center          Bethancourt Ballrooms D & E    The Texas A&M Energy Institute, in partnership with the Texas A&M University Water-Energy-Food Nexus Initiative and “Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Toward Sustainable Resource Management BAEN/CVEN 642“, will host a half-day research workshop at the Memorial Student Center titled, “Water-Energy-Food Nexus Dialogue,” on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Global populations depend on water, food, and energy to survive… Read More →

4th Annual Water Lecture Series

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4th Annual Water Lecture Series: Perspectives on Law and Policy – Achieving Alliances for Better Water Management across Sectors and Boundaries   When: Monday, April 3, 2017 4:00 p.m. to ​5:30 p.m. Where: Texas A&M School of Law Conference Center Keynote Speaker: Karin Krchnak, ​Freshwater Director for World Wildlife Fund – U.S.  

World Water Day 2017

Making the Leap into the Nexus – World Water Day: March 22, 2017 Rabi H. Mohtar offered the keynote address, focusing the discussion on the lessons learned from the Nexus to reduce dependencies and increase synergies between water and other sectors, calling for a change of the allocation paradigm that has been with us for centuries, but which will no longer carry us forward sustainably. Access the broadcast from the Vatican [http://worldwatervalues.org/].

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 →