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Water resources policy and management – Water-food-energy-environment systems
Convener: Timothy Foster | Co-conveners: Greg Characklis, Kaveh Madani, Manuel Pulido-Velazquez

Water, food, and energy security underpin economic development and human livelihoods, yet resource management and policy decisions in each domain are often made with limited consideration of the impacts on other sectors and natural ecosystems. Understanding these complex linkages between water supply, energy generation, and agricultural production is essential to support integrated, efficient and resilient management of water, food, and energy for humans and the environment, in particular in the context of growing resource scarcity, conflict, and climate change globally. This session will provide a forum to highlight emerging research in the field of water-food-energy-environment (WFEE) systems that: (i) improves understanding about critical interconnections, feedbacks, and risks across WFEE systems, (ii) develops new methods or tools for evaluating and monitoring trade-offs and performance in WFEE systems, and (iii) evaluates technical, policy, and/or governance solutions to address critical WFEE system challenges in different locations and at various scales (local, regional, and even global).

Invited Speaker: Jordan Kern (North Carolina State University)

Acknowledgement: This session is promoted and supported by the new EWRI-ASCE task committee on Civil Engineering perspectives on Food-Energy-Water Nexus