Water, energy and food are key resources to sustain life, and are fundamental to national, regional, and global economies. These three resources are interlinked in multiple ways, and the term "nexus" captures the interconnections. The goal of the Nexus Approach is to provide a more holistic perspective for managing environmental resources. To manage resources sustainably, it is necessary to overcome barriers between individual sectors and scientific disciplines to develop integrated strategies. The approach is based on the understanding that individual environmental resources are closely linked. Through this course the principles and application of the Water-Energy-Food nexus at the local, national, regional and global scale and their inter-linkages will identified and explored. The student will learn quantitative frameworks to develop and assess sustainable tradeoffs of resources.