COLLABORATION

 
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team building

Teaming by Design
Students are given the tools to learn about how to know themselves, to work with others, and to grow leadership capacity, and be prepared to leverage the diversity on their teams to achieve better, more innovative team outcomes.

The Perspectivity Challenge
The Perspectivity Challenge puts its participants in the shoes of key decision makers. Each team is responsible for the expansion of a virtual economy on the game board. The growth process encompasses the issues that our world leaders are all too familiar with: growth spurts, limited resources, international negotiations, downturns and conflicts. The players face the crucial trade-off between long-term sustainability and short-term economic growth. The game is followed by a powerful debriefing and group discussion.

FEWS organizations

The Water, Energy, & Food Security Resource Platform
The Nexus approach highlights the interdependencies between achieving water, energy and food security for human well-being, e. g. basics services and economic development, while ensuring ecologically sustainable use of globally essential resources. It is based on an understanding of the synergies and regulated negotiation of fair trade-offs between competing uses of water, land and energy-related resources.  Site resources include: implementation and case studies, infographics and animations, organizations and networks, policy papers, programs and agendas, projects, research papers and publications, tools and databases, and job and scholarship listings.

National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) brings together the science of the natural world with the science of human behavior and decision-making to find solutions to complex environmental problems. They convene science teams to work on broad issues of national and international relevance, such as water resources management, land management, agriculture, species protection, among other areas of study. 

Cross-INFEWS PROGRAMS

InFEWS Research - Blum Center at UC Berkeley
InFEWS supports students doing interdisciplinary work, with projects ranging from capturing and reusing nutrients and water in organic waste products, development of small-scale water and energy technologies necessary for the agricultural sector and developing infrastructures and lifecycle methodologies to collect integrated information and data on food, energy, and water systems.

University of Montana BRIDGES: Graduate Training at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus
The UM BRIDGES program is designed to provide graduate student trainees with interdisciplinary, translational, and professional skills that complement dissertation/thesis research and enable trainees to compete for a broad range of jobs after graduation.

University of Iowa Sustainable Water Development Graduate Program
Through this program, you’ll become a highly trained water professional ready to meet the resource challenges of communities most in need as a professional engineer, researcher, entrepreneur, or educator.