The Water-Energy-Food Nexus (WEF) Stakeholder Information and Engagement Workshop will include invited leaders from diverse technical, academic, research, and business backgrounds in the water, energy, and food sectors and from the San Antonio and South Texas Region. The workshopwill last approximately four hours (10:00 AM – 2:00 PM), including a networking lunch with a keynote speaker.
Participants will receive general information about the Nexus and activities already underway by the Texas A&M research partners and associates. Participants will learn details of six San Antonio case studies from each lead researcher and of proposed National Science Foundation work from the WEF initiative leadership. Open discussion will focus on stakeholder engagement and information sharing opportunities for current and future Nexus-related research. Specific topics and goals will be defined in advance of the final agenda, which tentatively includes the following:
- Opening Remarks
- Morning Panel: Science and the Pilot Studies
- Lunch: Keynote speaker
- Engagement Activities (Dialogue): Science, Policy and Industry in the Nexus
- Wrap-up and next steps
Workshop organizers will identify and invite leading principals of Nexus-related utilities, industries, civil society associations, nonprofits, and companies in the San Antonio and nearby area. In addition, the workshop will be open to anyone interested in the Nexus concept, related research and implications.
This website will contain information about the workshop, provide access to videos, provide links to pre- and post-workshop surveys, and have informational materials for both advance and post workshop networking, reports, activities, etc. produced by the workshop.
Invited stakeholders will be asked to participate in a pre-workshop on-line survey that will help organizers gauge interest and current understanding of the Nexus. The program will be adapted and developed in relation to the input received. A post-workshop survey will be conducted to allow follow-up questions, stakeholder input, information sharing, as well as to gauge interest in further engagement with Nexus researchers.