2015 IWRA Ven Te Chow Memorial Award – Prof. Rabi H. Mohtar

2015 IWRA Ven Te Chow Memorial Award – XVth World Water Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland – Prof. Rabi H. Mohtar (lecture: Thursday 28 May, 14:45,  EICC- Pentland Full Suite Level 3.) The Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture, one of the most prestigious awards of the IWRA, named after Prof. Ven Te Chow, first President of IWRA, an eminent water scientist and leading figure in water resources in the second half of the 20th Century. The Memorial Award was instituted by IWRA in his memory, and is presented at its triennial World… Read More →

Managing Resource Scarcity in 2034: The Water, Energy, Food Nexus

Science 2034  by Rabi H. Mohtar, Texas A&M University [Through the efforts of Rick Mertens, AgriLife’s Washington DC staffer, a story highlighting Rabi’s work on the WEF Nexus is highlighted along with other “thought leaders.” ] By 2034, I predict that the interdisciplinary field of “complexity science” will provide government and private decision-makers with the cross-disciplinary analytical tools necessary to address global challenges not yet imagined in public health, climate change and resilience, sustainable development, energy and water security, and public safety. (read the entire article)

Clean Energy Ministry: Energy-Water Nexus workshop

Mohtar invited to Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Energy-Water Nexus workshop. During the fifth Clean Energy Ministerial meeting (CEM5) in Seoul (May 2014), the public-private roundtable on the energy-water nexus generated significant interest and enthusiasm from CEM governments and roundtable participants. The roundtable focused on current and future challenges relevant to the increasing interdependence of energy and water systems, and identified opportunities for progress and planning frameworks to address these challenges in the context of clean energy solutions. There was a general consensus among participants that work on the… Read More →

Water, Energy and Food Nexus in the Arab Region

Policy Briefs for the Water, Energy and Food Nexus in the Arab Region, March 4-5, 2015, Cairo, Egypt GIZ ACCWaM Programme (Regional Programme for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Water Sector in the MENA Sector), in cooperation with the League of Arab States and the Arabian Gulf University organized an inception workshop for preparing “Policy Briefs for the Water, Energy and Food (WEF) Nexus in the Arab Region”. Representatives from GIZ, Arabian Gulf University, League of Arab States, Texas A&M University, Jordan University, UN FAO, UN ESCWA,… Read More →


DNC 2015 – 25-27 March 2015 Dresden Nexus Conference 2015 The first of the biennial Dresden Nexus conferences (DNC) will assemble UN organizations, UNU institutes, member states, German ministries, national and international organizations as well as individual researchers and NGOs from around the world under the theme “Global Change, Sustainable Development Goals and the Nexus Approach”. DNC2015 will present three thematic topics over the course of three days; each day will deal with one aspect of global change: climate, urbanization and population growth. It will be discussed how… Read More →

Eckart Woertz: Mining in the MENA (April 23, 2pm, Scoates 317)

Dr. Eckart Woertz, Senior Research Fellow, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), Barcelona, Spain Thursday, April 23, 2015 p 2:00 pm p 317 Scoates Hall Mining in the MENA: Linkages with water, energy, food and economic diversification Offering a mapping exercise of the economic importance of non-hydrocarbon minerals (NHM) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and showing how governments in the region increasingly perceive these as strategic resources. The focus is on Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries, Turkey, Morocco and Iran. NHM are important for… Read More →

Rethinking Food

___ Rethinking Food Mohtar: food security in dry areas is a multi-dimensional portfolio in which sustainable local production, investment, import, and adaptive technologies are all key elements that should be investigated and studied.  

W-E-F Nexus in Arabic language

Introduction to the nexus debate in Arabic language, by Rabi H. Mohtar and Bassel Daher. Mohtar and Daher present water, energy, and food as the main systems forming a nexus, itself affected by defined external factors. Integrative thinking in the process of strategic planning comes through highlighting the intimate level of interconnectedness between these systems. A nexus approach – specific to water and energy planning – can lead to smarter, more resilient development solutions. An Introduction to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Arabic Language see article.

MEDGO Conference, April 16-18, 2015, Beirut, Lebanon

Mediterranean Gas & Oil International Conference, April 16-18, 2015, Beirut Lebanon. Keynote Speakers include Dr. Christodoulos A. Floudas, Director, Texas A&M Energy Institute, Dr. Rabi H. Mohtar, Dr. Giacomo Luciani, Yale University, and Dr. Mostefa Ouki, Vice President, Energy & Chemicals, Nexant’s Gas group. The conference will address Exploration, Drilling and Production; Downstream; Business, Economics & Markets; and additional topics. Conference website   ___

IRENA Report: Renewable Energy in the Water, Energy & Food Nexus

Renewable Energy in the Water, Energy & Food Nexus Renewable energy technologies can address trade-offs between water, energy and food, bringing substantial benefits in all three key sectors. This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and co-authored by A&M’s Nexus Research Group, looks at how adopting renewables can ease trade-offs by providing less resource-intensive energy services compared to conventional energy technologies. Report