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 →

The Food-Energy-Water Nexus: 16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment

  Located in Washington, D.C., at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City is The Food-Energy-Water Nexus: 16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment. From January 19th through 21st in 2016, over 1200 leaders will converge on the nation’s capital for a weekend filled with learning, sharing, networking, and discovering in the food-energy-nexus field. Among many outstanding speakers is our own, Dr. Rabi Mohtar. Pre-conference videos of Dr. Mohtar can be found here:

2015 TAMUS – Resource Nexus: Water Forum & Tech Roadmap, a word from Dr. Jon Mogford.

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A message from Dr. Jon Mogford, Vice Chancellor for Research, The Texas A&M University System: On behalf of The Texas A&M University System, I would like to thank you for joining us at the 2015 TAMUS – Resource Nexus: Water Forum & Tech Roadmap held November 17-18 in San Antonio, TX. The event was a strategic success with the line of impressive moderators, facilitators, panelists and presenters which allowed for very engaging dialogues and discussions over the course of the two days. Additionally, I would like to thank both… Read More →

Amr Elnashi Visits Texas A&M

Dr. Rabi Mohtar along side the dean of engineering, Amr Elnashi, and associate dean for research and innovation, Theresa Mayer, both from Penn State University, visited Washington, D.C., to engage and discuss with government agencies over the issue of the water-energy-food nexus. While in Washington, the group also interacted the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Elnashi then visited Dr. Mohtar at Texas A&M for a follow up visit where he is pictured to the left… Read More →

Data Science Approaches and Challenges – An NSF FEWS workshop

Responding to the NSF call, the workshop has a twofold goal: creating a vision of how data driven methods can make a significant contribution to understanding the nexus among WEF Systems, and identifying data science research needs to realize that vision. University of Minnesota organizers Shekhar, Mulla, bring together a program featuring WEF Nexus state-of-the-art. Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture will keynote the workshop opening. Texas A&M’s Rabi H. Mohtar will present the WEF Nexus Overview. The workshop will… Read More →

2015 Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture: Localizing water and food security

Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture: Localizing water and food security – now available on line: Rabi H. Mohtar (2015) Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture: Localizing water and food security, Water International, 40:4, 559-567, DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2015.1084209 download

Global Soil Security Symposium (May 18-21, 2015)

The Global Soil Security Symposium will take place on the Texas A&M Campus at the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (ILS) Building (301 Old Main Drive) in room 1105. Details available at website. View Online Program  View Program (PDF) Check out Local Information on the website for information on College Station–how to get there and things to do.  Additional information will be available in your registration packet.  ____

WEF Nexus Workshop, Washington DC, June 1-2-3

Texas A&M System, Area 41, GWSP and First Future Earth:  WEF Nexus Workshop; June 1 to 3, 2015; Washington DC The workshop, sponsored by Future Earth (through the service of the Global Water System Project) and Texas A&M University, will feature invited speakers, selected unsolicited papers, posters and a reception with time to view the posters. Experts serious about the interactions of Water, Energy and Food are invited to attend. Those with expertise in the development of knowledge and monitoring capabilities related to the W-E-F Nexus are particularly… Read More →