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19 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017

International Summit // EnergyWaterFoodNexus (EWFN)

The EnergyWaterFoodNexus (EWFN) is a biennial International Summit hosted by Florida A&M University. This new science enterprise was launched in 2015 at Florida A&M University through a global public-private partnership that seeks to provide sustainable and innovative solutions for energy, water and food security. The nexus approach is based on the premise that an action in one sector impacts the other. Therefore, the search for solutions must simultaneously investigate all three elements in a new science enterprise.

The upcoming 2017 International Summit will continue to connect participants, growing the global network of public and private sector industry stakeholders working in the energy, water and food sectors. The focus of this summit will be Global Access to Safe Water.

Access to safe drinking water remains one of the biggest challenges facing the global community. The United Nations’ sustainable development efforts estimate that more than 1.5 billion people lack safe drinking water and over 2.5 billion lack access to adequate sanitation. This problem is not restricted to developing countries of the world; it is also a rural America problem as in Flint, Michigan, and as in many other rural communities in America that still depend on unregulated private wells and contaminated surface water for their water needs.

More information

Conference website www.famuenergywaterfoodnexus.org

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Lectures  |  , Event  |  15 Nov 2017

Lecture // Advanced Materials for Water-Energy-Health Nexus

Lecture by Danmeng Shuai, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The George Washington University. The Shuai Research Group specializes in catalysis, nanotechnology, water quality...› more

Workshops  |  , Event  |  14 Nov 2017

EMG Nexus Dialogues Series // Realising the Sustainable Development Goals - Integrating the Environment and Health Agendas into Policies for Urban Settings

The fourth EMG (UN Environment Management Group) Nexus Dialogue to be held on 3 Dec 2017 in Nairobi willbring UN agencies and other stakeholders closer together in identifying further synergies and partnerships at the...› more

Seminars  |  , Event  |  14 Nov 2017

Nexus Seminar // The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES): Tasks and Challenges

UNU-FLORES in collaboration with the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of TU Dresden is excited to announce the Nexus Seminar Series. The joint seminar series, which launched in 2015, features lectures by senior scholars that...› more