Abstracts are being accepted for The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus: An Emerging Challenge for Rural Policy Workshop

by the editors 1/2/2015

This came from Tom Johnson

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Abstracts are being accepted for The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus: An Emerging Challenge for Rural Policy Workshop

The International Comparative Rural Policy Consortium, the Rural Policy Research Institute and the Rural Policy Learning Commons announce a workshop entitled

The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus: An Emerging Challenge for Rural Policy

The Workshop will be held May 18th, 2015 in Memphis Tennessee, immediately before the Annual OECD conference at the same location from May 19th to 21st

At the 2011 World Economic Forum in Davos, A new book entitled Water Security: The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus was released. The book argues that:

“Finding sustainable growth models that can work across these issue areas while sustaining a global economic recovery will be challenging, but it is possible. Technical investigation, economic analysis, and policy formulation need to become much more interlinked.”

Much of this “…investigation, economic analysis and policy formulation …” will involve rural people, places and policy makers. The 2015 ICRPS workshop will address these challenges and assess priorities for education, research and policy innovation in different contexts, including OECD countries of Europe and North and Central America and those of North Africa and the Middle East”

We invite submission of abstracts for presentations on comparative research in the areas of water, food, energy and climate change that is relevant for rural policy assessment and development.

Preparing your Abstract for Submission

Each abstract should include background information, a description of methods and/or methodology used, expected results and implications for policy, especially rural policy. Abstracts should describe original comparative work and can include work in progress. We anticipate an all day workshop. Each presenters will have approximately 30 minutes including questions and discussion. Presentations may have been presented elsewhere or published within the past two years. In that case, please update the material and make it specific to the workshop theme. The abstract should be no more than 300 words.

Submission Process

Abstract submission deadline is March 1st 2015

Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail to johnsontg@missouri.edu

Presenters will be contacted by March 15th 2015

For more information on the OECD conference go to: http://www.oecd.org/rural/rural-development-conference/

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