EVENT TOPIC: The Food-Energy-Water-Nexus (FEW Nexus)

Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The University of the District of Columbia (UDC)

Student Center

4200 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008

Please join us at an event co-sponsored by the American Water Resources Association National Capital Region Section and the Water Resources Research Institute of the University of the District of Columbia, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences.

Event Speakers

Patrick Canning, PhD – Senior Economist for USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS)

Pat Canning is a Senior Economist for USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), where he studies the US and global food system with a focus on research that informs food policy discussions at the Federal level.  Dr. Canning holds a master’s degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland and a PhD in Economics from the George Washington University.

Susana Garcia, PhD Candidate at the Penn State University’s Civil Engineering Department

Susana Garcia is a Ph.D. candidate at the Penn State’s Civil Engineering Department. The goal of her research is to map and quantify indirect water uses associated with the production and consumption of agricultural and industrial products under a data-driven approach, relying on complex network theory, econometrics, and statistical modeling.

Mohamad Hejazi, PhD – Senior Research Scientist at the Joint Global Change Research Institute

Mohamad Hejazi is a research scientist. He leads the integrated water research program at the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI), a collaboration between the University of Maryland and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL  Dr. Hejazi holds a B.S. (2002) and M.S. (2004) degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Ph.D. (2009) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


REGISTRATION is only $10 for members and students; $15 for non-members. Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificates provided for attendance. Tickets will be available at the door or online starting on March 1st, 2019. If you are not yet a member and would like to become one, visit http://www.awrancrs.org/membership.html.

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