Master Class: Food, Energy and Water systems in a Global Economy

CUAHSI and Northern Arizona University are offering a

Master Class:

Food, Energy and Water systems in a Global Economy

May 13 - 16, 2019

Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ

Regular Registration Deadline: April 30 (EXTENDED)

A very limited number of student travel grants are available on a first come, first served basis to help defray the cost of travel to this course. Contact Elizabeth Tran at for more information.

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This CUAHSI Master Class is intended for graduate students in Hydrology and Water Resources science and engineering programs requiring focused training on modern research methods in water footprinting and environmental impact accounting in a regional and global network-economy context. An overview of major modern methods is provided to help the student identify the most appropriate tools for their current research problems. In the past three years the conversation about global water sustainability has merged and evolved into the “Food Energy and Water Systems” theme area, of which water sustainability is a leading component.  This class is an evolution of the previously offered class “Water Sustainability in a Global Economy.”

The course has eight topics:

1. FEW system scales, boundaries, components, problems, and leaders
2. Water systems (Water sustainability in a global economy)
3. Food systems (Food sustainability in a global economy)
4. Energy systems (Energy sustainability in a global economy)
5. Data sources: global, federal, scientific, remote sensing, census, FEWSION project
6. Analysis tools; economics, network theory, shocks and buffers, resilience, vulnerability, exposure, footprints
7. Examples, exercises, and best practices for FEW research
8. FEW educational resources


Ben Ruddell  Benjamin Ruddell, Northern Arizona University
 Megan Konar 3 Megan Konar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 rushforth-150x225 Richard Rushforth, Northern Arizona University
 Jacopo_Baggio_September2018-250x350 Jacopo Baggio, University of Central Florida
 kevin gurney Kevin Gurney, Northern Arizona University
 Okan_Pala Okan Pala, North Carolina State University








  • When

  • Monday, May 13, 2019 - Thursday, May 16, 2019
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mountain Time

  • Where

  • Northern Arizona University
    S San Francisco Street
    Flagstaff, Arizona 86011

  • Capacity

  • 25 (5 remaining)

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