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NEXUS Calendar, The energy price is a strong driver for groundwater abstraction. Several countries subsidise diesel or electricity for the agricultural sector to secure farmer’s income for national food sovereignty. These incentives lead to an expansion of the area on which water intensive crops are cultivated with water inefficient technologies that finally result in the depletion of groundwater and energy resources. | Water Energy Food Nexus, Bonn 2011

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01 Sep 14

Seminar at the World Water Week 2014

The energy price is a strong driver for groundwater abstraction. Several countries subsidise diesel or electricity for the agricultural sector to secure farmer’s income for national food sovereignty. These incentives lead to an expansion of the area on which water intensive crops are cultivated with water inefficient technologies that finally result in the depletion of groundwater and energy resources.

Such depletion has also vast implications for the energy sector. Electricity companies and State Electricity Boards are not able to cover their costs therefore they cannot invest in new power plants or better infrastructure. A cash-starved electricity system will favour options with low up-front costs. Thus renewable electricity can be held back, further exposing countries and consumers to the impacts of high and volatile fossil fuel prices.

01 Sep 14

Seminar at the World Water Week 2014

This seminar explores a nexus approach to sustain water, food and energy security for the Arab States under the influence of climate change.

01 Sep 14

Seminar at the World Water Week 2014

The seminar intents to elaborate on the use of water in the electricity sector in the light of the ongoing energy system transformations.

02 Sep 14

Seminar at the World Water Week 2014

This seminar will provoke discussion on exploiting the sanitation value chain and understanding how the benefits and costs are perceived and accounted for throughout the value chain.

02 Sep 14

Seminar at the World Water Week 2014

Two key inter-related questions urgently need addressing: a) how can these partnerships be made most effective to tackle shared water-related challenges to support water security, and b) how can their societal benefit be ensured?

02 Sep 14

Seminar at the World Water Week 2014

The workshop presentations will demonstrate that increased production, value and resilience can be realized by the right mix of land, water and energy inputs in the food value chain, power generation, oil and gas production and ecosystem management. Implications for policies, investments in technologies and ecosystem services will be discussed.

03 Sep 14

Side Event at the World Water Week 2014

This side event will use case studies of how governments around the world are (or perhaps aren’t) taking account of resilience when making decisions about food, water or energy security and, more broadly, when deciding their development priorities.

03 Sep 14

Live Twitter

Do you want to learn more about how energy and water are fundamentally intertwined and what this means for our future?

05 Sep 14

Summit

The Energy and Water Nexus Summit 3 is follow-up to the preceding Summits held in 2012 and 2013, and this year’s event will provide the opportunity to continue to explore the vital intersection of energy and water resources, and the effects and economic implications of energy and water issues on our state.

08–09 Sep 14

Meeting

Intersectoral approaches as well as transboundary search for solutions on the nexus approach will be discussed on a meeting organized by UNECE in September 2014. This is a follow up meeting to an initial meeting in April 2013

08–09 Sep 14

Event

The 2nd Meeting of the Task Force on the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystem Nexus under the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) will bring together representatives to discuss the assessment of the nexus in selected transboundary basins,

10 Sep 14

Webinar

Wednesday 10 Sept. 2014, 15:00 BST – 16:00 BST

2014-09-11

Discussion

This event will examine how certain developing countries have tackled the trade-offs inherent within the food-water-energy nexus, balancing environmental concerns with the need for development, and it will reflect on the importance of integrating across sectors for the implementation of the SDGs.

06–08 Oct 14

Panel

This panel at SXSW Eco at Austin/Texas intends to teach how the renewable energy water nexus can be harnessed together.

29–31 Oct 14

Conference

The Lyon Conference aims to be a transition from the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille (France) in 2012 to the next one, the seventh edition of the World Water Forum, in Daegu (South Korea) in 2015.

11–13 Nov 14

International Conference

A conference for optimising infrastructure and technology to build partnerships for water, energy and food security.

27 Nov 14

The Nexus Network

Inaugural conference of the Nexus Network

28 Nov 14

The Nexus Network

The first thematic workshop of the The Nexus Network, led by the University of East Anglia, will take place in London, immediately after the Network’s annual conference.

25–27 Mar 15

Conference Series

The conference is a first in a series of biyearly conferences aiming at developing a post-2015 agenda for a nexus approach on water, soil and waste

15–16 Apr 15

The Nexus Network

The second thematic workshop of the Nexus Network, led by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership brings a particular focus on the role of business in dealing with nexus challenges.

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31 Aug–05 Sep 14

Water-Energy Nexus

In addressing the water-energy nexus, the World Water Week 2014 in Stockholm will attempt to take an overall “systems view” of how to develop and manage energy and water for the good of society and ecosystems - at local, national, regional and global levels - and avoid unintended consequences of narrow sectoral approaches. The “water, energy and food security nexus”, underpinning the green growth approach, will be central to the agenda.

31 Aug 14

Seminar at the World Water Week 2014

This seminar explores the drivers for energy investments and policies in water infrastructure development and management.

31 Aug 14

Side Event at the World Water Week 2014

The side event intends to discuss the Joint Monitoring Program (JMP) proposals’ implications, focusing on water quality.

06–09 Aug 14

Camp

The camp is targeting 10-15 year olds. The camp theme is tied to the UN’s World Water Day 2014. Organised by Greyfos Consulting Nairobi, Kenya.

21–25 Jul 14

FEWS2014

The Symposium offers a platform for researchers, postgraduate students, policy-makers, funders, implementers, and members of Food-Energy-Water Security consortium. It aims at giving an opportunity for sharing insights and exchanging views about key drivers and barriers to achieving food-energy-water security; gaps in exiting research and practice, along with the associated uncertainties.

Partners

  • 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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