Forum: Food-Energy-Water Systems: Opportunities at the Nexus
FOOD, ENERGY, AND WATER SYSTEMS (FEWS) ARE INTERCONNECTED, INTERDEPENDENT, AND COMPLEX.
They relate in important ways at decision scales that range from individual households and single parcels of land up through international trade agreements and the global climate. They respond and adapt – sometimes unpredictably – to varied forces that include shifting environmental conditions, consumer preferences, governmental regulations, and technological advances. They also prompt reactions from other environmental, socioeconomic, and engineered systems causing new properties – sometimes undesirable – to emerge that were not evident at lower levels of organization.