INFEWS: Innovations at the Nexus of Food + Energy + Water Symposium Research Symposium

The University of Kansas Department of Architecture Presents 

INFEWS: Innovations at the Nexus of Food + Energy + Water Symposium  Research Symposium • Student Design Charette • TREMCO Green Roof Continuing Ed Program

The Department of Architecture is hosting INFEWS, an event that will bring distinguished researchers and design professionals from across the U.S. together with faculty and students from many KU departments. INFEWS starts Thurs. evening, Jan. 21, and ends at noon Saturday, Jan. 23. The third annual Water Charrette for students is part of the Symposium, as is a three-hour workshop on green roofs sponsored by Tremco. It is the third year in a row the Department has put on an event related to these topics.

INFEWS, which has been underwritten by a grant from the National Science Foundation, will address issues related to the health of our interrelated food, energy and water systems in the built environment, which have been subjected to increasing pressure from climate change, population growth, and resource depletion.

Tremco Green Roofing Seminar for Professionals On Friday, Tremco, a roofing manufacturer, is offering a free seminar for professionals that focuses on the importance of controlling storm water runoff, and proactively addressing water conservation. Green roofs will be reviewed in depth as a viable means to address these concerns. This seminar is eligible for AIA Continuing Education Credits.

Panel Discussions taking place in Spooner Hall include distinguished invited speakers from around the globe. KU alumnus Steve McDowell, FAIA, Principal, BNIM Architecture, Kansas City, Mo., is a featured speaker for Friday’s opening panel, starting at 8:00 a.m.

Third annual Water Charrette Student Design workshop Students attending the event will also have an opportunity to participate in the Water Charette. This third annual 24-hour design exercise will give them the opportunity to seek solutions to an assigned design problem related to food, water, and energy. Students begin to design at 9:30 a.m. on Friday and will begin presentations of their final designs on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

There is no charge for attending INFEWS or the TREMCO Seminar. Please register here.

To find out more about the INFEWS, the Water Charrette, and Tremco seminar, see a schedule visit the INFEWS page.

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