The Nexus Institute’s 3rd Annual Workshop on Sustainable Food, Energy, Water, and the Environment for the Region of Arequipa

Arequipa Nexus Institute - EN


October 26, 2020
8:00 AM


November 30, 2020
6:00 PM



The Arequipa Nexus Institute will host its Third Annual Technical Workshop Series from October 26 to November 30. The workshop sessions will be held on an asynchronous virtual format with a combination of video recorded presentations, prepared content, and assignments.  

The main objectives of the workshops are to deepen our commitment of tech and knowledge transfer and capacity building. We aim to contribute to the development of scientific research for the faculty and students from our partner university, the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin (UNSA), and examine solutions to critical issues of natural resource utilization with minimal tradeoffs to the environment of Arequipa. The series of modules in the workshops will cover a full range of technical aspects such as research techniques, development and applications of environmental sensors, food safety agricultural practices, food security, soil health monitoring and remediation, metals analysis in water and water management, Water origins, and high-performance computing.

Workshop sessions: 

  • Photosynthetically Active Radiation Workshop: What is it and how is it measured? 
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security in Arequipa 
  • Food Safety and Food Security Workshop 
  • Toward Clean Water: Avoid Intrusion of Contaminants into Water Systems - Workshop on Modeling and Simulation 
  • Heavy metal contamination in foods and the development of nutrition processed foods 
  • Developing Writing Skills 
  • Human Subjects Research: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) 
  • With the Coexistence Team 
  • Human Subjects Research: Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) 
  • With the Coexistence Team 
  • Metals analysis in water ecosystem as an important tool for food safety 
  • Capacity Strengthening for Postharvest Handling and Storage in Peru 
  • Data Analytics and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS): From Bench to Publication for Plant Biologists 
  • Plant and soil health tests for urban agriculture  
  • Broadening Participation in Integrated Water Resource Management 
  • Water Origins Team: Stable isotope hydrology short course 
  • Mountain hydrology short course  
  • Robotic Water Quality Monitoring and Distribution Systems: A Pilot Study 

Attendees must register for the sessions to have access to the lectures and materials. Please follow the link below to register for the session: 

For attendees registered, the Workshop website can be accessed here: 

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