Celebrating our Sesquicentennial 1867-2017
University of Illinois Quadrangle
Celebrating our Sesquicentennial1867-2017

Advancing Food-Energy-Water system resilience through a Regional Resource Recovery Network



The food, energy, and water systems in agricultural regions are a complex and highly interconnected nexus with implications for industry, conservation, public health and more. Ensuring resilience of these systems through the variety of possible approaches to resolving conflicts among a region’s sectors and communities requires new understanding and new models. The primary objective of this symposium is to create the partnerships and roadmap needed to begin developing a scalable and transferable integrated technology-environment-economics model to quantify and develop best practice resilience strategies for this nexus.




Jerald L. Schnoor

Jerald L. Schnoor (keynote speaker)  

      • University of Iowa
        • Dr. Schnoor is a registered professional engineer and a member of the National Academy of Engineering (elected in 1999) for his pioneering work using mathematical models in science policy decisions for environmental protection. He testified several times before Congress on the environmental effects of acid deposition and the importance of passing the 1990 Clean Air Act. Professor Schnoor was the Chair of the Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council, 2007-2009, appointed by Governor Chester J. Culver. In addition, Schnoor serves as a Core Director of the Iowa Superfund Research Program and leads the W.M. Keck Phytotechnology Laboratory, which specializes in using plants to help clean and protect the environment, while reducing chemical exposures to humans.