few-graphicWOODINVILLE, Wash. – The need to integrate management of natural resources like water, energy and food in the greater Seattle area will be discussed during the free, interactive Urban Food-Energy-Water Summit on Friday, Nov. 18, in the Brightwater Convention Center.

The 8:30-11 a.m. keynote address and panel discussion are open to the public. A by-invitation breakout session and luncheon will be 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Please contact Liz Allen at lizb.allen@wsu.edu for an invitation to this session.

The summit is hosted by the Washington State University metro food-energy-water seed grant research team (http://metrocenter.wsu.edu/metrofew/). The panel discussion will be a forum for diverse stakeholders to share their perspectives about local food and agriculture.

Afternoon participants will discuss the various characteristics of resilient regional food systems. They will assist in identifying future research directions that will support local decision makers in policy development.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP at http://www.urbanfew.brownpapertickets.com. For more information about the summit, visit http://www.metrocenter.wsu.edu/metrofew-summit2016.