ACS – Food, Energy, Water Nexus Symposium – Call for Abstracts

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Symposium – Call for Abstracts

Sustainable Production and Processing of Agricultural Crops:

The Food, Energy, Water Nexus


255th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting

March 18-22, 2018, New Orleans, Louisiana


Water is a finite resource. Agriculture accounts for 69% of global water withdrawal (FAO). In addition, the food production and supply chain accounts for more than one-quarter of total global energy consumption (UNESCO). The inextricable link between food, water, and energy requires an integrated approach to sustainable agriculture. This symposium intends to showcase innovations in the sustainable production and processing of agricultural crops that will improve our ability to meet future global water, energy, and/or food demands. The symposium will also discuss the food, water and energy nexus in urban environments, and the potential for water/energy conservation and food security through integrated urban agriculture and decentralized water and energy systems.


Abstracts Accepted: August 21, 2017 – October 16, 2017.

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Inquiries should be directed to the symposium organizers or program chair.

Program Chair: Maren Roman (Email:

Symposium Organizers:

Ali Ayoub, E-mail:

Baljit Ghotra (Email:

Lucian Lucia (Email:

Tamim Younos (Email:


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