S-A1 Opportunities for Science at the Nexus

This session will explore the diverse opportunities for science to address major challenges in the food-energy-water nexus. Each participant brings a different scientific perspective. All have been involved in workshops supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the intellectual foundations and opportunities for impact for a major new NSF initiative that will fund … Read more

S-A2 Feeding 9, 10, 11 Billion Sustainably Part 1

Providing health nutrition for a global population projected to rise from 7.3 billion to 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100 is one of the most fundamental and profound challenges facing humanity. Do so without depleting water and energy needed for other purposes and without devastating the world ecosystem … Read more

Travel and Lodging

Reserve your room at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City A rate of $184 per night is available for conference attendees. Reserve your room at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NCSE2016 The cutoff date to reserve a hotel room is December 28, 2015. All reservations are made directly with the hotel. Do not accept unsolicited attempts to secure hotel reservations. Nearby … Read more

W-1: Managing Water Resources at the River Basin Scale

This workshop will identify scientific and policy challenges in understanding how humans interact with food/water/energy systems and identify practical challenges to integrating human behavior and hydroclimatic models at the river basin scale. A facilitated discussion among workshop invited thought leaders and the NCSE Conference attendees will stimulate participants from across the United States and around … Read more

W-3 Strengthening American Food System Resilience

The security of the American food supply—the ability to withstand shocks or stresses that could lead to shortfalls—is of genuine concern. Changes in the food system and the environment have created risks that are no longer hypothetical. The 27 articles in the Symposium on American Food Resilience (free article downloads at www.foodresilience.org) explore the vulnerability … Read more

W-4 Sustainability Education at the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

This workshop will enable faculty from natural sciences, social sciences and humanities with expertise in aspects of FEW to share examples of challenges and successes in developing collaboration. There is great interest among the scientific community in the FEW nexus but most researchers only look at one system or the interplay between two. Few scientists … Read more

W-5 How to get faculty who have expertise on different aspects of Food-Energy-Water to overcome barriers (intellectual, cultural, institutional, disciplinary) to collaboration

Summary: This workshop will enable faculty from natural sciences, social sciences and humanities with expertise in aspects of FEW to share examples of challenges and successes in developing collaboration. There is great interest among the scientific community in the FEW nexus but that most researchers are only looking at one system or perhaps the interplay … Read more

W-7 Implementing an Ecologically Sustainable Food Production System to Address the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

An efficient ecologically sustainable method of food production has been developed, tested and implemented in 151 countries to feed successfully hundreds of thousands of families in climates from the hurricane-drenched tropics to the arid regions of Kenya. From 45 years of data, this method will be contrasted with other agricultural methods/practices in terms of yield … Read more

W2 – The Roadmap to Reduce Food Waste: A Focus on Scalable, Transformative Innovation

This workshop will explore how existing practices and solutions can be implemented to dramatically reduce the 40% of all food which is wasted in the United States and globally. We will discuss the barriers that must be overcome in order to scale solutions such as consumer behavior and perceptions, infrastructure, logistics, and policy frameworks. ReFED, … Read more

W6 The Food-Energy-Water Nexus in Asia and its Importance

The food-energy-water (FEW) nexus is of critical significance to Asia as two thirds of world’s population is living in this region and it accounts for nearly 60% and 30% of global water and energy consumption, respectively. It remains a pressing challenge to ensure food, water and energy security for sustaining Asian development. This workshop focuses … Read more