Food, Water and Energy Nexus - Organizations

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Here is a list of organizations that are leaders in better planning for and managing the food, water and energy nexus.

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: IATP works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems. The Institute focuses on food, water and energy issues among others.

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future: The Center, based out of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, works to research and communicate the complex interrelationships among diet, food production, environment and human health.

Pacific Institute: The Pacific Institute works to create a healthier planet and sustainable communities. The Institute focuses on four initiatives: International Water and Communities, Water Use in Business, Climate Impacts and Adaptation, and Integrity of Science.

River Network: The River Network’s “Rivers, Energy & Climate Program” is informing how the nation’s energy choices not only impact climate, but also the availability of fresh water resources.

Union of Concerned Scientists: UCS has numerous reports and infographics that explain how the energy-water connection can turn into a collision—with dangerous implications for both.

The Water, Energy & Food Security Resource Platform: Hosted by Germany’s Federal Government, the Nexus Platform is an invaluable resource for nexus research and news.

Water Footprint Network: The Water Footprint Network is advancing the concept of the “water footprint,” an indicator of direct and indirect water use of consumers and producers.

Webber Energy Group: The Webber Energy Group is Professor Michael Webber’s research group at the University of Texas at Austin. The group’s research can be organized into four broad topical areas: 1 ) The Energy-Water Nexus; 2 ) Dynamic Modeling of Complicated Energy Systems (including the smart grid); 3 ) Alternative Transportation Fuels (electricity, algae and natural gas); and 4 ) The Nexus of Food, Waste and Energy.