Our production of and decisions regarding food, water, energy and the natural environment are bound together in a nexus of interdependencies. This means that decisions regarding say the use of land for food production inevitably impact upon all other elements of this nexus.
The numerous trade-offs involved in both business and government decisions in this area are further complicated because the value of these various goods and services is only imperfectly reflected in market prices and those who benefit from change may be different from those who bear the associated costs.
The first Nexus Network workshop Improving decisions at the food, water, energy and environment nexus: values and valuation, led by Professor Ian Bateman from the University of East Anglia, will be on Friday 28 November 2014. The workshop will bring together people from government, the business sector and wider society together with researchers in this field to promote understanding and explore practical solutions to the challenges of decision making in this area.
Speakers include Ulrike Hotopp, Defra Chief Economist; Gemma Harper, Defra Chief Social Scientist; Peter Simpson, Chief Executive Anglian Water Group; Nick Hanley, University of St Andrews; Chris Starmer, University of Nottingham; Brett Day, University of East Anglia and Amii Harwood, University of East Anglia.
This is the first in a series of Nexus Network workshops and it is intended that this workshop should shape the linked research programmes and initiatives which underpin the Nexus Network.
Please note this is an invite-only workshop for around 40 people in total. If you feel your organisation should be represented at this meeting please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org