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Workshop Report // FEW Nexus Stakeholder Information Sharing and Engagement Workshop

The transfer of scientific knowledge into the hands of the stakeholders who will use these outcomes is an essential part of any project. The San Antonio Stakeholder Engagement Workshop “The Water-Energy-Food Nexus (WEF) Stakeholder Information and Engagement Workshop” took place 10 January 2018, at the Texas A&M University-San Antonio campus.

Members of the water, energy, and food sectors came from governmental, business, and civil society institutions in the San Antonio region to interact with academia and learn of the outcomes of the work of the Initiative over the last two years. The Workshop was funded by WEFNI and by NSF award 1739977. The research reported there was also funded in part by NSF grant OAC-1638283. It should also be noted that the work with the San Antonio Case Studies will be continued, in part, through NSF 1739977.


  • Overview of Water-Energy-Food Nexus Initiative, Rabi Mohtar
  • Science Panel
    • Moderator: David Baltensperger
    • Panelists: Bruce Mc Carl, Kent Portney, Valentini Papas, Debalina Sengupta
  • Engagement Session: Are we asking the right questions?
  • Engagement Session: Incentives, limitations, and opportunities of working across disciplines?


TAMU Nexus Initiative website


March 2018


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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Nexus Publicación // Manual de Capacitación Equipo Móvil de Bombeo Solar

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WEF Nexus Publication // Applying the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach to Catalyse Transformational Change in Africa

RES4Africa Foundation’s new study carried out in collaboration with Open Economics, looks at a WEF nexus project in rural Tanzania integrating hydro-powered mini-grid and agri-business usages that distributes water, power and food services to the surrounding communities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects that the innovative Nexus project can have on a specific area. In doing this, a microeconomic impact assessment was developed to evaluate economic, social and environmental costs...

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WEF Nexus Research // Solar Energy Farming as a Development Innovation for Vulnerable Water Basins

By Mohammad Al-Saidi and Nisreen Lahham. This article evaluates a project from the Azraq Basin in Jordan, and presents similar international experiences, particularly from India. It assesses solar energy farming as an innovation from a water-energy-food nexus perspective.

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