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The Food Energy Water Nexus

March 6, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


The Food Energy Water (FEW) Nexus: A Systems Approach for Improving Energy Conservation

The purpose of this event is to trigger a dialogue on the FEW nexus and how businesses can approach reducing their energy footprint through conservation efforts in water and food systems.

Overcoming today’s barriers will require new ideas, approaches, and collaboration. We will feature three speakers representing academia and industry perspectives on the topic. Let us get together and discuss what the risk and rewards are in Western New York. Light refreshments will be served.

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Our Speakers

Brian M Sibiga, Senior Associate Principal at Wendel Companies, “How Energy and Water Conservation Can Be Integrated to Help Your Business”

Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo, “Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Designing Flexible & Adaptive Interdependent Systems”

Ava Labuzetta, Environmental Engineer at New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), “Reducing energy consumption by understanding the food-water-energy nexus” 

This event is co-organized by the Sustainable Urban Environments Initiative in the College of Arts and Sciences at University at Buffalo.

Free parking at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew. Follow the brick path to the Environmental Education Center.

Questions? Please contact Susan Clark, email: sclark1@buffalo.edu or Asa Guilamo, email: asa@wnysustainablebusiness.org. In case of bad weather, please check your email for notifications about event cancellations.

The FEW Nexus approach:

Food, Energy, and Water systems are interdependent. For example, producing food requires water for growing crops and cleaning products. Transporting and refrigerating food requires energy. Delivering water requires energy for pumps and conveyance. And producing energy requires water for cooling. Innovation at the FEW nexus involves thinking differently about how industries meet their customers’ food, energy and water needs and the built-in interdependencies.


March 6, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Asa Guilamo
Susan Clark


Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
93 Honorine Drive
Depew, NY 14043 United States
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