The debate on Climate Change has been changing from whether our climate is changing to ?by how much? and ?how quickly?. The Word Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2011 declared Risks/focus 3: the water ? food ? energy nexus. The 2013 report identifies Water Supply Crises and Rising Greenhouse Gas Emissions as 2 of the top 5 risks likely to manifest in the next 10 years with Water Supply Crises and Failure of Climate Change Adaptation being 2 of the top 5 risks with the highest impact. Exploring new systems approaches with a climate-smart mind-set, this panel will discuss: The resource and supply interplay between energy and water: energy is required to supply water to residential customers, industry, power generation, to trans- port water and treat waste water versus water is required for many modes of energy generation. Sufficient water and energy enable food supply for growing populations.