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Connecting the Dots 2013

Connecting the Dots 2013

The Energy, Food, Water and Climate Nexus

Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez St, Stanford
Friday, April 19, 2013

Stanford experts from a range of disciplines discussed the interconnections and interactions among humanity’s need for and use of energy, food, water, and environmental resources. Drawing on their own research, each speaker illustrated and evaluated some of the ways in which decisions in one resource area can lead to trade-offs or co-benefits in other areas. Stanford students and faculty led interactive breakout sessions to explore a range of challenges associated with energy transitioning to a sustainable system.



TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Chemical Engineering
Mark Zoback
Professor of Geophysics
Stefan Reichelstein
Professor of Accounting at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB)
Richard Luthy
Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director of ReNUWit
Michael Wara
Assistant Professor of Law
Center on Food Security and the Environment, Earth System Science
Margot Gerritsen
Associate Professor of Energy Resources Engineering, Director, ICME
Donald Kennedy
Stanford University President, Emeritus , Bing Professor of Environmental Science, Emeritus
Rosamond Naylor
Center on Food Security and the Environment, Earth System Science
Adam Brandt
Assistant Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering

Break-out Sessions

Joel Minor
Graduate Student, E-IPER, Stanford Law School
Scott McNally
Graduate Student, Energy Resources Engineering
Placeholder image for Adam Pearson
Graduate Student, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Bryce Anzelmo
Graduate Student, Energy Resources Engineering
Drew DeWalt
Graduate Student, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Sujith Ravi
Postdoctoral Scholar, Environmental Earth System Science