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The Food-Energy-Water Nexus

870 million people worldwide are food insecure. 
                              2 billion lack access to safe drinking water. 
                                                        Nearly 1 billion lack access to electricity. 

Solutions addressing these pervasive challenges have often been siloed and inequitable. However, since food, energy and water systems are so highly interconnected, it's critical to develop holistic "food-energy-water (FEW) nexus solutions" using a stakeholder-driven, systems thinking approach that integrates all three interdependent resources.

Mission: The Global FEWture Alliance advances systems-based interdisciplinary research-to-action, community-driven capacity building, and experiential education to effect positive change in underserved communities at the nexus of food, energy, water, climate, and health. 

Vision: Through our holistic systems-based approach, we alleviate food, energy and water insecurity, protect environmental and global public health, and bolster community resilience in a changing climate.

Arava Group
PI Dr. Amy Sapkota (center foreground) meets with collaborators at Israel's Arava Institute, including co-PI Clive Lipchin (far right).
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