Session on "Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Implementations and Challenges in the Context of Global Change"





The 2015 AGU Fall Meeting, which will take place in San Francisco between December 14 - 18, will hold a session on "Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Implementations and Challenges". Researchers are invited to submit the abstract of their scientific research for this session by August 5, 2015.

Session Description:
The driving forces of sustainability, including population growth, land use change, climate change, and development, must be confronted in systemic analyses from diverse viewpoints. A sustainable economy will require security of critical support systems, including water, energy, and food systems, while balancing environmental, social, and economic values. Decision-makers should consider these sectors' interconnected security issues and increase integrated understanding by employing new technology and creating a nexus formulation, which identifies linkages and feedbacks among the systems.  Decision-support tools and their data systems can enable a nexus approach. This session invites interdisciplinary research on: 1) nexus-based conceptual, physical, and mathematical modeling approaches, which support decisions and evaluate sustainable adaptation strategies; 2) enabling technology to assist implementation of nexus approaches; 3) requirements to create or increase intersectoral data compatibility; 4) advances in water resources systems analysis, planning, and management to support enhancing water policy and governance in the context of global change.

Primary Convener:
Masih Akhbari, Colorado State University, Colorado Water Institute, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Reagan Waskom, Colorado State University, Colorado Water Institute, Fort Collins, CO, United States and Kenneth H Carlson, Colorado State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Fort Collins, CO, United States

H - Hydrology
SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Index Terms:
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1694 Instruments and techniques [GLOBAL CHANGE] 
1878 Water/energy interactions [HYDROLOGY] 
6344 System operation and management [POLICY SCIENCES]
Additional information on the abstract submission procedure can be found here.