Congratulations to CME’s Ph.D. candiate Sk Nasir Ahmad on winning the 2014-15 Institute for Environmental Science and Policy Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. Ahmad’s main goal is to better understand how energy and environmental resources are being consumed in the world, using concepts from the novel science of complexity. Ahmad, advised by Professor Sybil Derrible, began work on his research project“Water Consumption Networks in the United States” in 2013 and is now formalizing and applying the network methodology to multiple datasets in the world—including the World Bank’s 1,300 indicators. The paper for this project, “Evolution of Water Consumption in the USA: A Network Approach,” is pending publication. In addition to his IESP fellowship, Ahmad also won a fellowship in February 2014 to attend a week long workshop on “Introduction to Complexity & Complexity Science” at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.