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SNIP: Chris Scott Seminar

On October 8th, Penn State hosted Christopher Scott for seminar titled: “Sustaining Groundwater Irrigation in Breadbasket Regions: A Water-Energy-Food Nexus Diagnostic Assessment” Prof. Scott serves as Director of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, Professor of Geography and Development, and Director of the Consortium for Arizona-Mexico Arid Environments – all at the University […]

Call for Abstracts: 6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity for the Water Sector

The 6th International Symposium for Knowledge and Capacity for the Water Sector is inviting abstracts of high-quality papers with particular attention to knowledge and capacity development across sectors, disciplines, geographies and other boundaries. The Symposium provides a unique opportunity to present to an international, interdisciplinary and cross-sector delegation of water professionals, policy and decision makers, […]

Paper: WEF Nexus and the SDGs

Toward an Understanding of Synergies and Trade-Offs Between Water, Energy, and Food SDG Targets Fader, M., Cranmer, C., Lawford, R., & Engel-Cox, J. (2018). Toward an Understanding of Synergies and Trade-Offs Between Water, Energy, and Food SDG Targets. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 6. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2018.00112 This paper analyzes the interconnectedness of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and […]

Bridge Spark Fund Launch

The Bridge Collaborative has officially launched their Bridge Spark Fund designed to expand the pipeline of integrated solutions needed to solve today’s most pressing global challenges for people and nature. Through this Fund, they will grant four US$150,000 awards – two focused on impact in the U.S., and two on impact in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) – to advance […]

Call for Papers: African Studies Program

Call for papers for Penn State University’s African Studies Program 7th Annual Conference titled: “Africa on the Rise! 60 years after 1960” The African Studies Program at The Pennsylvania State University, 7th annual conference, on April 17th-18th, 2020, titled “Africa on the Rise! 60 years after 1960,” commemorates the “Year of Africa.” 1960 significantly cascades […]

SNIP: Claudia Ringler Seminar

On September 20th, a seminar and coffee hour with Claudia Ringer was held at Penn State University. Claudia Ringler was appointed deputy division director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at IFPRI in 2011. Claudia manages IFPRI’s Water Research group and since 2015 is also the Natural Resource Management Theme lead. Seminar title: “The […]

SNIP: Ben Ruddell Webinar

Ben Ruddell, Ph.D., P.E., Director Associate Professor of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University and Director of FEWSION project, held the webinar, “FEWSION, a National U.S. Mesoscale Supply Chain Network” on September 13th. FEWSION is an empirical description of the U.S. food, energy, and water system. The FEWSION project […]

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: https://news.psu.edu/story/585481/2019/09/03/research/penn-state-researchers-lead-way-water-energy-food-research-africa

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 […]