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Commission of Water System Nexus


Board:
L. Ji, Beijing University of Technology, China
S. Shrestha, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Y. L. Xie, Guangdong University of Technology, China (Chair)


The International Society for Environmental Information Sciences (ISEIS) is a non-profit and free-membership organization of individuals, institutions and corporations. The society is dedicated to the development of information systems technology for environmental applications. It promotes the international exchange of knowledge in the field of environmental information research. The Water System Nexus (WSN) is one of the technical commissions of the ISEIS, which is focused on improving our ability to identify, assimilate and analyze water system nexus for better understanding the dynamics, complexities, and interactions associated with various water, energy, food, ecological, environmental activities at multiple scales. The commission also aims to promote the international exchange of knowledge in the fields of water system nexus.

The WSN is devoted to promoting interdisciplinary exchange of ideas, technologies, and scientific finding in the area of water system nexus. The desired targets include the following aspects: (1) searching the interactions and associated nexus relationships among water, energy, land, carbon, food, and many other elements in the physical, biological, geochemical, and anthropogenic processes of water resources system within the context of climate change; (2) developing new methodologies and technologies for acquiring information related to water system nexus, the nexus analysis of multiple impact factors, the integrated assessment of policies for addressing complexities of water system nexus, and the integrated management for a number of processes, products, organizations, consumers within specific temporal and spatial units; (3) providing decision support for water resource governance towards sustainability based on diverse technologies of dynamic system modeling, life cycle assessments, supply chain analysis, statistical inference, and scenario analysis; (4) facilitating communications among scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and managers from a broad range of disciplines, such as hydrological science, environmentology, geography, management science, and information technologies.

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