Free Roundtable: The Energy-Water-Food Nexus

Free Roundtable: The Energy-Water-Food Nexus

Learn About Risks and Opportunities for the Private Sector on Dec. 12
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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 11:15am


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center is hosting the second in a series of roundtables, The Energy-Water-Food Nexus: Risks and Opportunities for the Private Sector. The roundtables pinpoint the nexus risks to businesses, and examine why and how leadership from the private sector, in collaboration with key stakeholders, is critical to successfully manage the synergies and tradeoffs among water, food, and energy infrastructure for the benefit of society, business, and the environment.

The term “energy-water-food nexus” refers to the complex interdependencies between energy, water and agriculture that vary by geography. Energy is required to secure, treat, transport, and recycle water; water is needed for nearly all forms of energy production; both energy and water are required to produce food. As the global population continues to grow, so will demand for these increasingly strained natural resources. Scarcity of any of these resources threatens community welfare, economic growth, and global security. Only by understanding nexus issues on the ground can we better manage our natural resources so they are both available and sustainable over the long-term.

In partnership with Lockheed Martin, this roundtable will contrast nexus realities in specific U.S. geographies -- the Western Rocky Mountains, the Great Plains, and the Gulf of Mexico. This includes a discussion of cutting edge research, how data and science can drive collective action, and how nexus-based approaches can inform regional and emerging national energy and water policy processes.

Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of the energy-water-food nexus in the U.S. This includes a greater awareness of nexus implications on critical infrastructure in specific U.S. geographies, and the importance of integrated, multi-stakeholder approaches to address the increasingly complex and interlinked challenges the nexus presents to business and society.

When: December 11, 2014
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Washington, D.C.


In Partnership with Lockheed Martin