september, 2015

19sep8:30 am5:30 pmAustin - Navigating Agriculture through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Symposium

Event Details

By 2050 agriculture will be charged with feeding 8 to 9 billion people, while facing increased
competition for limited natural resources, evolving social preferences, expanding global markets,
and climate uncertainty. Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from a distinguished panel of
experts as they discuss these and other issues facing agriculture and the rural communities that
support this vital industry. Learn how ‘nexus thinking’ can be used to assess risk and identify
externalities associated with natural resource challenges.

Spotlight issues:

  • What are the linkages between water, energy, and food systems?
  • What are the inter-dependencies and tradeoffs that will influence future policy and sustainability of agriculture?
  • How does the water-energy-food nexus function on a regional scale and can it be a useful tool for future planning?
  • Is agriculture prepared for climate variability and change, and does it have a voice in climate change policy?

Registration is limited to 200 individuals.

Details and Registration


(Saturday) 8:30 am - 5:30 pm