Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Rabi Mohtar

Member of the Scientific Steering Committee and Co-Chair of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Professor Mohtar leads the W-E-F Nexus Research Group and the W-E-F Nexus Initiative at Texas A&M University. His research addresses global resource challenges: developing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus framework linking science to policy, characterising soil-water medium using thermodynamic modelling, non-traditional water applications for sustainable integrated water management. 

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Water Future is important to me because it works toward achieving water, energy and food security; harmonising humans and nature; and feasible implementation of integrated mechanisms into a holistic, system level platform.

Karen Hussey

Co-Chair of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Professor Karen Hussey is Deputy Director at the Global Change Institute at The University of Queensland

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Lars Ribbe

Co-Chair of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group and Member of the SDG Assessment Core Group

Lars Ribbe is a professor for integrated land and water resources management and director of the Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT), TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) since 2009. His work areas include river basin assessment, modelling and management and he is specifically interested in developing knowledge systems which help decision makers to cope with prevailing water resources related challenges like water scarcity and drought, water use efficiency and water allocation. Recently he has been involved in bridging scientific and sectoral approaches in the context of the water, energy and food security Nexus by forming an interdisciplinary group on that matter at TH Köln.

After obtaining degrees in Chemistry (University of Bremen) and Master of Engineering (Cologne University of Applied Sciences) he received his PhD (Dr.rer.nat) in the field of Hydro-informatics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. At ITT he is coordinating international master programs with relation to water and environmental sciences together with Jordan University, Vietnam Academy of Applied Sciences and the Autonomous University San Luis Potosi, Mexico as part of an international university network involving over 15 universities from around the globe. Furthermore, his current research is related to a systematic analysis of river basins with the aim to provide water governance support in Vietnam, Jordan, Chile, Brazil and the Nile Basin.

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Water future is important for me because we need a strong and functional global network of expertise in order to solve problems at the local level.

Kevin Wagner

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Kevin Wagner is from Texas A&M University, WEFNI, TX Water Resources Institute

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Efstratios Pistikopoulos

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Efstratios Pistikopoulos  is from Texas A&M University, WEFNI, Energy Institute

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Kent Portney

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Kent E. Portney is from Texas A&M University, WEFNI, Bush School

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Bruce McCarl

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Bruce A. McCarl  is from Texas A&M University, WEFNI, Ag Econ

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Jack Baldauf

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Jack Baldauf is from Texas A&M University, WEFNI, Geosci

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Phong Nguyen

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Tung  PHONG is General Secretariat of INWEPF Vietnam and Vice Director General of Vietnam Academy for Water Resources (VAWR) which is a water research institute under Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam (MARD). He is professional in the field of integrated water resources management, natural disaster risk management and mitigation (flood and drought), irrigation system modernization and international cooperation and training. Currently, he is in charge of researching and implementing the tasks related to the fields as mentioned above for the whole of Vietnam and focused in the Red river delta in the North and Central and High Land.

Water Future Is Important To Me Because…

Water Future is important to me because I found that water is at the core of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, healthy ecosystems and for human survival itself. It is vital for reducing the global burden of disease and improving the health, welfare and productivity of populations. It is central to the production and preservation of a host of benefits and services for people. Water is also at the heart of adaptation to climate change, serving as the crucial link between the climate system, human society and the environment.

Mukand Babel

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Mukand Babel is from AIT, Thailand

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Saleemul Huq

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Saleemul Huq is from the ICCCAD, Bangladesh

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Gamal Abdo

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Gamal Abdo  is from the University of Khartoum, Water Research Center, Sudan

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Francisco Meza

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Francisco Meza is from Universidad Catolica, CCG, Chile

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Matti Kummu

Member of the SDG Assessment Core Group and Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Matti Kummu is an Assistant Professor for Water and Development at Aalto University in Finland. Research interests include global scale water resources assessment.

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Yi-Chen Ethan Yang

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Dr Yi-Chen Ethan Yang is from the University of Massachusetts- Amherst, USA

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Dustin Garrick

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Dr Dustin Garrick is from the University of Oxford, UK

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Quentin Grafton

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Professor Quentin Grafton is from the Australian National University, Australia

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Dang Kim Khoi

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Dr Dang Kim Khoi is from the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam

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Nathaniel Matthews

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Dr Nathaniel Matthews is from CGIAR- International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka

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Shahbaz Mushtaq

Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Associate Professor  Shahbaz Mushtaq is from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia

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Claudia Ringler

Member of the Planning Committee and Member of the Sustainable W-E-F Nexus Working Group

Claudia Ringler is a member of the Planning Committee for the Sustainable Water Future Programme (SWFP) and Deputy Division Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). She also manages IFPRI’s Natural Resource Theme and co- leads the Institute’s water research program. She is currently also a co- manager of the Managing Resource Variability and Competing Uses flagship of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Lands and Ecosystems (WLE) and chairs the Food, Energy, Environment and Water Network. Her research interests are water management, global food and water security, natural resource constraints to global food production, and the synergies of climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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