Penn State News feature WEF Nexus

The Pennsylvania State University News has featured the WEF Nexus in Africa Initiative and steering committee members Rachel Brennan, Michael Jacobson, and Brian Thiede in their article: Penn State researchers lead the way in Water-Energy-Food research in Africa. Read Full Article Here:

Special Issue Call for Abstracts

The journal Land (ISSN 2073-445X) is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Collaboration and Multi-Stakeholder Engagement in Landscape Governance and Management in Africa: Lessons from Practice” Prof. Sheona Shackleton (University of Cape Town), Dr. Nicola Favretto (University of Leeds), Prof. Chris Gordon (University of Ghana), Dr. Nadine Methner (University of Cape Town), Dr. George Outa […]

Fall 2019 Call for Proposals: SESYNC

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) has annouced it’s Fall 2019 request for Proposals for Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Team-Based Research SESYNC is seeking proposals for pressing socio-environmental synthesis projects focused on tools, methods, and other practices applicable to actionable team research. One of Fall 2019’s focal themes is: Social and Environmental Dimensions of the Food-Water-Energy […]

Call for Abstracts: Dresden Nexus Conference 2020

The Dresden Nexus Conference will be held June 3rd-5th, 2020 in Dresden, Germany with the purpose of “advancing research on and the implementation of a Nexus Approach to environmental resource management and to fostering dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).” The conference is currently seeking abstract […]

Call for Research Papers, Reports, and Book Reviews

The upcoming issue (Volume 7 Number 3) of the Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture, and Society will be dedicated to the Water-Food-Energy Nexus with specific focus on food security and socioeconomic development. Managing Editors are calling for research papers, reports, and book reviews related to WEF Nexus Deadline for Submission: December 28, 2019 […]

Book Review: The Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Power, Politics, and Justice

Authors: Jeremy Allouche, Carl Middleton, and Dipak Gyawali Framing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in a new light By Micheal Jacobson, Penn State The authors advocate for transdisciplinary thinking which is more ‘reflexive and integrative’ than interdisciplinary approaches and seeks ‘broad participation incorporating knowledge from various sources and local knowledge in a holistic way that produces new […]


Call with South Africa on Water-Energy-Food nexus

The South African National Research Foundation (NRF) under the Meridian Fund has opened its first call for proposals focusing on the Water-Energy-Food nexus within major societal challenges in South Africa. Deadline for submission: September 26, 2019 Call for proposals: The Meridian Fund:

Water-Energy-Food Nexus Workshop Held in Nigeria

More than 60 representatives from Penn State and multiple African institutions and governments came together around the intersection of water, energy and food. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — On June 26 and 27, representatives from Penn State, including Vice Provost for Global Programs Michael Adewumi, traveled to Ibadan, Nigeria to participate in the first WEF (water, […]