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Nexus Conference Wrap-Up, Day 1

Hi all,

I'm Grace Tatter, the editor-in-chief of Campus BluePrint, a UNC-Chapel Hill student publication. Our publication will be providing daily wrap-ups and highlights of events at the Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference.

On Wednesday, staff writer Anita Simha attended a side event on the water-food-energy nexus tool. The presentation highlighted the insufficiency of current relationships between the science and policy worlds, a prevalent theme throughout the conference, and offered solution in the form of an analytical tool. To read more, click here.

Staff writer Cole Wilhelmi attended a side event hosted by The Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska called Water, Food and Drought: Learning and Action Opportunities for Doing More with Less," in which experts from  the Stockholm Environment Institute, the University of Nebraska, and the  Global Water Partnership talked examined several tools available to mitigate the effects of drought on crop yields and prepare governments for extreme weather events.* Read more here.

Cole also went to the side session led by Maria Weitz of the Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a German-run enterprise for international cooperation and sustainable development. To read more about that session, about the intersection between entrepreneurship, agriculture, and the environment, click here.

Enjoy your Thursday, and stay tuned for more highlights.


*For readers who recall Felix's promise that the conference's North Carolina location would be a reprieve from the New York chill, consider the forecasts of ice for today and Friday an extreme weather event of sorts. Native North Carolinians certainly will.


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