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US-China Joint Symposium on the
Nexus of Food, Energy, and Water Systems

December 7 – 9, 2017
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin, Tennessee, USA

A FEWSTERN Research Challenge Meeting, this year’s JRCEEC Annual Meeting, was held December 7-9, 2017 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, Tennessee USA. Approximately 120 US and Chinese researchers from academia, government agencies, and private industry (with expertise in food, energy, water, sociology, and policy) came together in Tennessee to identify challenges, teaming opportunities, proposal development activities, and strategic research planning initiatives.

Information on the meeting is listed below:

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Participating Institutions

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Michigan State University
  • Washington State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of California at Irvine
  • Purdue University
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Nanjing University
  • South University of Science and Technology of China
  • Renmin University of China
  • Tsinghua University
  • Peking University
  • University of Science and Technology of China
  • China Agricultural University
  • Nanjing Agricultural University
  • Shenyang Agricultural University
  • Chinese Academy of Forestry
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs of Harvard Kennedy School
  • And others


  • National Natural Science Foundation
    of China (NSFC)
  • National Science Foundation, USA (NSF)
  • Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, USA
  • The University of Tennessee, USA