Summit Info

About the Summit

Welcome to the 2022 EnergyWaterFoodNexus International Summit. The summit seeks to advance transformative, disruptive innovation to address the challenges of climate change impacts to life on planet earth. The EnergyWaterFoodNexus, as a new science enterprise is designed to expand the research frontier for new discoveries that integrate systems-based research and education for solutions to the vexing energy, water, and food challenges. Without sustainable access to these natural resources, the global economy is in jeopardy of stagnation. Florida A&M University’s School of the Environment is convening this summit to promote cross-cutting discussion, scholarship, and collaboration among researchers, students, and entrepreneurs to advance science, policy, and decision-making. Most importantly, the summit creates a platform for global discussions that allow participants to present innovative ideas for sustainable solutions.

Additionally, the nexus of Energy, Water, and Food in the 21st century, presents new and innovative opportunities to advance new science-based enterprises, aiming at sustainable solutions for safe water, sustainable energy and food security. The extraction, production and use of these three systems ( energy, water and food ) are inextricably linked in an interdependent system that sustains life on our planet. This summit and the accompanying research efforts present a pathway for solutions: a space for international thought leaders to exchange new ideas.

I challenge all of our participants to join this world-class assembly all working together to deliver tangible innovations in the energy, water and food sectors. Our deep gratitude to our sponsors and partners.

Four Thematic Tracks

Science Enterprise

Focuses on developing science-based solution, its application, and the research that make climate change response possible.

Accelerated Innovation

Implements scientifically sound geospatial solutions to transform big data into environmentally relevant information to advance sustainable and efficient use of natural resources.

Science-Based Policy & Decision Making

Provide Solutions to Environmental Justice and Sustainability, Global Challenges, and the Urgent Need for a Well-Trained Workforce.

Global Access to Safe Water

Seeks to Maximize the Use of Technologies to Advance Ecosystems and Community Health, and Solutions for Water Generation, Renewable Energy, and Support for Sustainable Natural Resources.

Location & Venue

Florida A&M University
Alfred Lawson Multi-Purpose Center & Online
1800 Wahnish Way, Tallahassee, FL 32310


AC Hotel by Marriott
801 S Gadsden St

Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 392-7700

Residence Inn by Marriott
600 W Gaines St

Tallahassee, FL 32304
(850) 329-9080

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
101 S Adams St

Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 224-5000

Hotel Indigo, an IHG Hotel
826 W Gaines St

Tallahassee, FL 32304
(850) 210-0008

Hyatt House
1100 Railroad Ave

Tallahassee, FL 32310
(850) 222-0039

Hampton Inn & Suites
824 Railroad Ave

Tallahassee, FL 32310
(850) 692-7150

Aloft Tallahassee
200 N Monroe St

Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 513-0313

About the Founder

Victor Ibeanusi, Ph.D.

Professor Victor Ibeanusi, Ph.D., Dh.C (Honoris Causa)

Founder and Director, EnergyWaterFoodNexus International Summits

Dean School of the Environment
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

In the face of the challenges set by global climate change that is impacting access to safe water, procurement of sustainable energy, and food security, there is only one path ahead, a transformative innovation built on open science with integration of novel applications and new technologies. The particular processes and applications of this path would allow a truly disruptive and accelerated transformation to sustainable development. Dr. Ibeanusi, Florida A&M University-Dean School of the Environment, is leading and advancing the EnergyWaterFoodNexus (EWFN) as a new science enterprise addressing this vexing global challenge. Dr. Ibeanusi is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of EnergyWaterFoodNexus.

In 2019, Dr. Ibeanusi received a Dh.c (Honoris causa) from the University of Miskolc, Hungary. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Specialist Program in Germany and a Senior Fulbright Fellow designed to support curricular and institutional planning at academic institutions. Dr. Ibeanusi is one of the six pioneering recipients of the AT&T Foundation Industrial Ecology Fellow, a program that seeks to eliminate or reduce environmental impacts at every stage of a product’s life cycle- from design, to manufacture, to use, to disposal or re-use.

Dr. Ibeanusi’ s training includes those at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems (SPAWAR), San Diego CA; Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site at Aiken, SC; Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Lab; United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) National Exposure Research Lab, Athens GA; USEPA’s Superfund and Land Chemical Divisions, Chicago; and the Research Triangle Park, NC. Dr. Ibeanusi holds a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Microbiology.

Contact Us

Registration Questions

Rosny Jean
Registration Services

Speaker Related Questions | Partnership Opportunities

Victor Ibeanusi, Ph.D., Dh.c. (Honoris causa)
Summit Chair

EWFN Awardee | Partner | Technology Showcase Logistical Questions

Satyanarayan Dev, Ph.D.
Project Manager and Exhibit Services Coordinators

Summit Logistical Questions

Joel Blount

Technical Services