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About the NEXUS

The challenge of thinking in a Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus perspective is central to the Green Economy and the consideration of sustainability development goals.

The Bonn2011 Nexus Conference from 16-18 November 2011 resulted, among others, in this online resource platform, which presents a large variety of documents, presentations, news, messages and other Information from various sources on the Nexus. It aims to demonstrate the relevance of a Nexus approach for sustainable development and raises awareness that more systemic thinking is needed.

NEXUS in the Media

04 May 16

EPA Blog

There are links between food, energy, land, and water management in today’s complex world.

30 Apr 16

Change Planet Partners Climate Innovation Foundation (CPPCIF)

Human development depends on the security and availability of food, water, and energy resources.

30 Apr 16

Federal News Radio

JoAnn Slama Lighty, division director for Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET), National Science Foundation, shares her thoughts about being a public servant.

30 Apr 16

Scientists are working diligently to prepare for the expected increase in global population

23 Mar 16


The road to resilience - managing the risks of the energy-water-food nexus is the second risk dimension investigated as part of the Financing Resilient Energy Infrastructure initiative.

The United Nations has projected that there could be a 40% shortfall of water availability globally by 2030.

14 Mar 16


Sustainability Institute Projects recently completed a year-long research project entitled “Mitigating risks and vulnerabilities in the energy-food-water nexus in developing countries”, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development.

15 Oct 15


A review of existing national and regional policies related to water-energy and food security nexus was undertaken for the ECOWAS region.

More News

04 Oct 15


The road to resilience - managing and financing extreme weather risks

24 Sep 15


In 2009, the Arab Gulf nation of Qatar, which imports more than 90 percent of its food, set out to improve its food security and established the Qatar National Food Security Program.

24 Sep 15


Where and how much freshwater is there in the world?

28 Jul 15


Food and water are tied to one another fundamentally. But in addition to their biophysical relationship, human systems intervene, whether through pricing schemes and trade agreements or shifting patterns in consumption and taste.

10 Jul 15


As momentum builds towards the negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals and UN climate change summit later this year, the G7 countries have made a strong statement about the importance of climate security risks.

Forthcoming Events

15–16 Jun 16


Understanding the Water-Energy-Food Nexus and its Implications for Governance

21–23 Jun 16


The conference will be discussing critical water issues in the southeastern United States, as well as across the continent and globe.

New Resources

30 Apr 16


Designing Hydro Supply Chains for Water, Food, Energy and Flood Nexus

The development of hydropower has the potential to address all the nexus issues in the same time

26 Apr 16


Thematic Briefing for Permanent Missions SE4All Water‐Energy Nexus Agenda

Vienna, Monday 16 March, 2015

New NEXUS Practice Solutions

16 Nov 15


The water-energy-food nexus is promoted as a new approach for research and policy-making. But what does the nexus mean in practice and what kinds of benefits does it bring?

09 Nov 15

Research Project

With the world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, engineers and scientists are looking for ways to meet the increasing demand for food


  • IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
  • WEF World Economic Forum
  • WWF World Wide Fund for Nature

Bonn2011 Nexus Conference – in the context of Bonn Perspectives

  • Bonn Perspectives

initiated by

  • BONN
  • BMZ

funded by

  • European Regional Development Fund EFRE
  • NRW Ministerin fr Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen
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