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Dr. Portney and Dr. Hannibal Co-Author Paper for Dresden Nexus Conference

Mathew Kurian, Kent E. Portney, Gerhard Rappold, Bryce Hannibal, and Solomon H. Gebrechorkos have co-authored a paper that will be presented at the Dresden Nexus Conference to be held in Germany May 17-19, 2017. This paper, “Governance of Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Social Network Analysis Approach,” has been selected as one of the theme papers for the conference and will be published in the conference proceedings. This paper explores how using a social network analysis approach can contribute to identifying and understanding the complex relations within the nexus and across the stakeholders associated with each element of the nexus – water, energy, and food. This is a critical first step for developing a means of nexus governance that connects the compartmentalized management of each element in a way that reflects the inherent connectedness of their biophysical, production, and economic processes.