Program Update

Dear participants, our agenda has had a small change. Our next activities will be:

October, 19th (Friday) – Technical Visit

Buses will depart from the Convention Center at 13h30.

14h00 – LN-NANO, CNPEN, Campinas

October, 20th (Saturday) – Sao Paulo Visit

Buses will depart from the Convention Center at 7h00.

10h00 – 12h00 – Mackenzie Presbyterian University – “Challenges and solutions for water and land management of São Paulo metropolitan region” – Prof Dr Mário Tadeu Lemes de Barros (POLI-USP) and Prof Dr Maria Cecília Loschiavo dos Santos (FAU-USP)

14h00 – São Paulo Bienal – Ibirapuera Park



Dear participants,

Here are some information about the Advanced School activities:

All classes will take place at the School of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Urban Planning (FEC), in the room CA-36 Click here for location

  • Attendance must be at least 90% of classes.
  • The posters will be displayed to the attendees during the pauses and between the session slots. Please note that posters allow the researcher to meet and speak informally with interested viewers, facilitating an exchange of ideas and networking opportunities. To prepare it, organise your concepts and data using an effective combination of visuals and text.
  • All slide presentations will be available in the future.

October 15th – MondayHappy Hour at “CPFL Institute” Buses will depart from the Convention Center (where the opening session was held) at 05:30 p.m. The cocktail will start at 6 p.m. and the scheduled return time of the buses to the Convention Center will be at 10 p.m. Click here for location

October 18th – Thursday – Happy Hour at “Empório do Nono”  The organization will not be responsible for the expenses, however the restaurant will offer a discount to the participants. Click here for the location

October 22th- Monday – “Forró at the Museum” (Sunset hour) We will have a “forró” dance class for beginners, followed by a “baile de forró” from 5 p.m. Click here for location



We are here to remind you that we are accepting applications until June 30th. Have you already applied?

If YES, we thank you for applying. We are looking forward to meeting you here in Brazil! If you still have a question, feel free to contact us anytime by email.

I am working on it! Don’t worry! You still have time to apply! To help us, you can fill up our pre-registration form while you are setting up your application package. You will also receive our mailing list with weekly updates.

Can I apply even if my work is not directly related to water, energy, and food research fields?
YES! We welcome researchers from all scientific fields to apply for it! Engineering, natural and human sciences can also potentially contribute to understanding the WEF Nexus. It is an interdisciplinary field focusing on combining different areas of scientific knowledge. If you want to learn different perspectives to sustainable development, APPLY NOW!

Just a reminder…
Our advanced school will be a high-level interdisciplinary course taking place in Brazil and offering scholarships for travel and lodging expenses to participants around the globe.

I cannot go this time…
That is fine. We are sorry to hear that you are going to miss this unique opportunity. Could you tell us why? Just fill up our short feedback form.

Dates and Deadlines

These important dates and deadlines will help guide you through your application and stay in Campinas.

Application Deadline

Saturday, 30th June 2018 – 00h00 Brasilia time (UTC/GMT – 3 hours) Postponed to 17th July 2018 – 00h00 Brasilia time (UTC/GMT – 3 hours)

Selected Participants Announcement

until Tuesday, 31st July 2018 by e-mail

Confirmation of Acceptance Deadline

until Friday, 3rd August 2018 – 00h00 Brasilia time (UTC/GMT – 3 hours)

Travel & Accommodation Application Deadline

To be announced soon.

Program Dates

The Advanced School on WEF Nexus starts on 15th October and ends on 26th October 2018. The detailed schedule can be on our Program page.


Registration is now OPEN!

Registration is OPEN for the Advance School on Water-Energy-Food Nexus! Click here to apply for it. The online registration deadline is Sunday, June 30th at midnight Brasilia time (UTC/GMT – 3 hours), but don’t wait until the last minute. We invite talented pre-PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and young researchers from around the world. The application package includes an application letter (ca. 600-800 words), a CV, English proficiency proof, one letter of recommendation and your current research project (1 page).

You can find more information in our FAQ, or you can e-mail us at