GC002:
Achieving Water-Energy-Food Nexus Sustainability: a Science and Data Need or a Need for Integrated Public Policy?





Session ID#: 27046

Session Description:
Natural scientists often highlight that without accurate measurements of a phenomenon we cannot manage that phenomenon. However, when optimizing the use of resources in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus to maximize outputs, minimize environmental impacts and ensure future sustainability, data alone may be insufficient. Some decision-makers insist that appropriate policies, cooperation and transparency are the missing ingredients for improved management of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. This session is intended to bring together scientists and experts who have worked on at least two of the three interfaces in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus to show the relative importance of contributions from scientific understanding, data and analysis tools, and to discuss obstacles that affect the optimal application of these data to produce better decisions. It will also explore the needs for data, analytical tools and models to improve our understanding of the changes and feedbacks occurring on various scales in the interactions between Water, Energy and Food.
Primary Convener:  Richard G Lawford, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, United States
Conveners:  Elisabeth Bowley, Frontiers in Environmental Science, Lausanne, Switzerland, Rabi Mohtar, Texas A&M University College Station, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, College Station, TX, United States and Brandi Schottel, National Science Foundation, Washington, DC, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • H - Hydrology
  • IN - Earth and Space Science Informatics
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

1632 Land cover change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1640 Remote sensing [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1655 Water cycles [GLOBAL CHANGE]
6309 Decision making under uncertainty [POLICY SCIENCES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Chul-Hee Lim1, Yuyoung Choi1, Seong Woo Jeon1 and Woo-Kyun Lee2, (1)Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), (2)Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
J Elliott Campbell, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, Andrew Lee Zumkehr, University of California Merced, Merced, CA, United States and Yi Yang, Csra Inc, Washington Dc, United States
Bassel Daher, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, Rabi Mohtar, Texas A&M University College Station, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, College Station, TX, United States, Bruce A McCarl, Texas AgriLife Senior Fellow, Regents Professor and Distinguished Professor, College Station, United States, Efstratios Pistikopoulos, TEES Distinguished Research Professor, College Station, TX, United States, Yingqian Yang, PhD Student, Ag ECON, College Station, United States and Water-Energy-Food Initiative at Texas A&M University Research Group
Pietro Elia Campana, Mälardalen university, Västerås, Sweden, Jie Zhang, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, Tian Yao, Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Forrest S Melton, CSU Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA, United States and Jinyue Yan, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
Mariam Allam, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States and Elfatih A B Eltahir, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States
Michael Gerst1, Michael E Cox2, Mark Laser3, Kim A Locke4 and Anne R Kapuscinski2, (1)University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (2)Dartmouth College, Environmental Studies Program, Hanover, NH, United States, (3)Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, NH, United States, (4)Dartmouth College, Environmental Sciences, Hanover, NH, United States
Aavudai Anandhi, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL, United States and Anjali Sharma, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, School of the Environment, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Jennifer Givens1, Julie Padowski2, Keyvan Malek3, Christian Guzman2, Jan Boll2, Jennifer C Adam3 and Rebecca Witinok-Huber4, (1)Utah State University, Dept. of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology, Logan, UT, United States, (2)Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States, (3)Washington State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pullman, WA, United States, (4)University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States
Keyvan Malek1, Jennifer C Adam1, Alexandra (Sasha) Richey1, Begum Rabeya Rushi2, Claudio Stockle3, Jonathan Yoder3, Muhammad Barik4, Se-Yeun Lee5, Kirti Rajagopalan Kirti Rajagopalan3, Michael Brady3, Michael E Barber6 and Jan Boll3, (1)Washington State University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pullman, WA, United States, (2)NASA-SERVIR, Science Coordination Office, Huntsville, AL, United States, (3)Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States, (4)Universities Space Research Association at NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group, Seattle, WA, United States, (6)University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Michael Goldsby1, Julie Padowski1, Steve Katz2, Michael Brady1 and Stephanie E Hampton1, (1)Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States, (2)Washington State University, School of Environment, Pullman, WA, United States
Benjamin F Zaitchik, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, Belay Simane, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Paul J Block, University of Wisconsin Madison, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Madison, WI, United States, Jeremy Foltz, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, Detlef Mueller-Mahn, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, Gianni Gilioli, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy and Andrea Sciarretta, University of Molise, Molise, Italy
Daniel Dennis Konadu and Richard A Fenner, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Jeffrey M Bielicki1, Elena Irwin2, Bhavik Bakshi3, Yongyang Cai4, Douglas Jackson-Smith5, Jay Martin6, Alan Randall4, Ian Sheldon4, Robyn S Wilson5 and Joseph Fiksel7, (1)Ohio State University, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering, Columbus, OH, United States, (2)Ohio State University, Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Columbus, OH, United States, (3)Ohio State University, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Columbus, OH, United States, (4)Ohio State University, Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Columbus, OH, United States, (5)Ohio State University, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Columbus, OH, United States, (6)Ohio State University, School of Environment and Natural Resource Economics, Columbus, OH, United States, (7)Ohio State University, Integrated Systems Engineering, Columbus, OH, United States
Isabel Zaragosa1,2, Forrest S Melton3, Jason Dexter4, Kirk Post4, Arlene Haffa5, Stefanie Kortman4, Rachel Spellenberg4 and Michael Cahn6, (1)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (2)California State University Monterey Bay, School of Natural Sciences, Seaside, CA, United States, (3)CSU Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA, United States, (4)California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA, United States, (5)CSU Monterey Bay, Monterey, CA, United States, (6)UC Cooperative Extension, Salinas, CA, United States
Aiko Endo1, Terukazu Kumazawa1, Makoto Yamada2 and Takaaki Kato3, (1)RIHN Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan, (2)Ryukoku University, Faculty of Economics, Kyoto, Japan, (3)The University of Kitakyushu, Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Kitakyushu, Japan
Amanda Palazzo, Petr Havlik, Michiel Van Dijk and David Leclere, IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria
Tom Gerik1, Abeyou Wale Worqlul2, Dile Yihun3, Jean-Claude Bizimana4, Jaehak Jeong2, Petra Schmitter5, Raghavan Srinivasan6, James W. Richardson4 and Neville Clark7, (1)Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, (2)Blackland Research Center, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Temple, TX, United States, (3)Texas A & M University, College Station, TX, United States, (4)Department of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States, (5)International Water Management Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, (6)Spatial Sciences Laboratory, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States, (7)The Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, College Station, TX, United States
Eric A Davidson and Xin Zhang, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, MD, United States
Ling Shao, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
Mei Hua Yuan and Shang Lien Lo, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Richard G Lawford, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, United States
Adani Azhoni, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati, India and Manish Kumar Goyal, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Civil Engineering, Guwahati, India