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Wastewater is a challenge for communities to deal with but what if societies can reuse wastewater as a solution to some current challenges. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus has been used as a framework for viewing the three systems that we, as humans, depend on for well-being. The 2016 Symposium used the frame of Water-Energy-Food to explore the role of wastewater with interdisciplinary speakers, breakout sessions and a poster session highlighting student work. The main themes were wastewater reuse technology,   limitations around methods and policy options. The speakers included: Dr. Kartik Chandran - Director of the Columbia University, Ed Clerico - CEO Emeritus at Natural Systems Utilities, Bethany Card - Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Peter Flinker - Dodson & Flinker, Dr. WeiWei Mo - University of New Hampshire, Jennifer Cherrier - Brooklyn College-CUNY, Abraham Noe-Hays - Rich Earth Institute, and Conor Lally - Nutrient Networks. 

The 2016 Symposium Team

Emily Miller, Joanna Brown, David Grist, Anaya Hall, Allison Platt, Carla Curle, Caroline Hall, Sondra Lipshutz, Susan Bresney, Maria Sol Ucciani, Alister Wood, Jake Serago and Joel Wool

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