Connecting The Dots: "The Food, Energy, Water and Climate Nexus", Stanford University

Symposium // Connecting The Dots: "The Food, Energy, Water and Climate Nexus", Stanford University

Stanford experts from a range of disciplines will discuss the interconnections and interactions among humanity's needs for and use of water, food, energy, and environment.

Drawing on their own research, the speakers will illustrate and evaluate some of the ways in which decisions in one resource area can lead to trade-offs or co-benefits in others. The event will examine sustainable freshwater resources and uses in Africa, Asia, and the arid West. Symposium attendees will participate in breakout sessions led by Stanford students and faculty, on a range of challenges associated with sustainable freshwater.

-Welcome: Stacey Bent, Director, TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy

-The Global Freshwater Challenge: Jeff Koseff and Buzz Thompson

-Panel on "Africa: Water, Nutrition, Health, and Poverty": moderated by Jenna Davis, panelists: Eran Bendavid, Rosamond Naylor, and Amy Pickering

-Panel on "China: Water, Food, Climate, and Policy": moderated by James Leckie, panelists: Noah Diffenbaugh, David Lobell, and Jie Wang

-Panel on "Water in the West: Groundwater, Energy, Ecosystems, and Infrastructure", moderated by Richard Luthyl, panelists: Craig Criddle, Andrew Fahlund, David Freyberg, and Buzz Thompson

-Breakout Sessions led by graduate students:

--"Water for energy and energy for water"

--"Dammed if you do and dammed if you don't"

--"What's your role Mr. CEO? Water stewardship in the private sector"

--"Who has the rights to ground water?"

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