World Cafes Round 1

World Cafés Round 1 (Wednesday 1:50 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.)

WC-1 Models, Metrics and Data

  • Partners: Towson University
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
  • University of Texas – Austin
  • Clemson University
  • University of Maryland
  • State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • New York University
  • Ulupono Initiative
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Big Data Partnership
  • ESRI
  • Google Earth
  • Amazon Partnership with NASA’s Ames Research Center
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI)

WC-2 Innovative State and Regional Solutions


  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
  • Kraz Consulting
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Chesapeake Research Consortium
  • The Green Program
  • LK Consultancy Calgary
  • EPA Region 3
  • Resources and Environmental Policy – University of Montana
  • Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable

WC-3 Innovative Partnerships for Decision-making at the Nexus


  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • US Water Partnership
  • Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF)
  • United States Department of Energy
  • Environmental Protection Agency – Office of Water
  • General Electric
  • International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials
  • Valmont Industries
  • iDE
  • The Toro Company

WC-4 Future Challenges and Solution at the Water-Agriculture Nexus Part 1


  • Iowa State University
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Georgia
  • National Institutes for Water Resources
  • Kansas State University
  • University of California System
  • Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Coca-Cola Company

WC-5 Solutions to Energy-Water Conflicts Part 1


  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Colorado State University
  • Brooklyn College (CUNY)
  • Florida A&M University
  • Mid-West Energy Research Consortium
  • Wisconsin-Milwaukee NSFI/UCRC on Water Technologies
  • The City University of New York Graduate Center
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-Cooperative Remote Sensing & Technology Center
  • Noble Energy Adadarko
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Watertectonics Inc.
  • Shanghai Institutes for International Studies

WC-6 Innovative Solutions in Cities Part 1


  • Wayne State University
  • Tufts University
  • Suffolk University
  • Earthos Institute
  • Marquette University
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • National Resources Defense Council
  • National Housing Trust

WC-7 Connecting Education to Practice and the Workforce at the Nexus


  • Vermont Law School
  • Kapi’olani Community College – University of Hawaii
  • University of New Mexico – Gallup
  • TERC/CLEAN Network
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Ohio State University – Battelle
  • University of Maryland
    Cedar Valley College – Dallas County Community College District
  • North Lake College – Dallas County Community College District
  • Bristol Community College
  • Post Carbon Institute
  • El Centro College – Dallas County Community College District

WC-8 Advancing Sustainable Development through FEW Integration


  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Worldwatch Institute
  • Adam Smith International
  • Sustainable World Initiative
  • University of Maryland
  • United States Climate Action Network
  • Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility
  • Atlantic Council of the United States

WC-9 Integrating Food, Energy and Water Systems to Eliminate Waste


  • Ohio University
  • Rutgers University
  • Consortium for Energy, Economics & the Environment – Ohio University
  • Voinovich School of Public Affairs and Leadership – Ohio University
  • City University of New York
  • Union of Concerned Scientists

WC-10 Managing Nutrients, Water, and Energy for Producing More Food with Low Pollution

WC-11 Urban Food Systems


  • University of the District of Columbia
  • Florida A&M University
  • Florida State University
  • Sustainable in the City
  • Tower Garden
  • KI International
  • University of the District of Columbia – College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES)
  • Center for Urban Agriculture