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21–23 May 14

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IWA Water, Energy and Climate Conference 2014

The problems commony known as the water energy food nexus are too tighly interwoven to tackle them alone. On this conference in Mexico City, there will be lots of opportunities to share knowledge from all of thoses fields from all over the world and to strengthen ties to tackle those problems together

The conference addresses a global mosaic of member communities, including academic researchers and research centres, utilities, consultants, regulators, industrial water users and water equipment manufacturers. With this broad potential audience, a large impact is intended to sustainably tackle the complex problems of the nexus. The conference is going to be accompanied by an exhibition

The conference organizers strive to connect many communities, organisations and industries to present best preactise solutions how they minimized their impact on water and energy consumption and how to minimize their carbon footprint and improve water security.

Experts form across the water circle will have the chance to discuss and share their knowledge in a broad variety of event formats: technical sessions, workshops, panel debates, discussion groups, Young Water Professional sessions and industry interaction.

The conference is not tailored for researchers or practioners, but for a broad exchange of knowledge between those groups.

The call for papers for this event has been extended until 15 Dec 2013.

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“Solutions for Future Water Security”

IWA WEC conference will provide a platform for discussion of cutting edge solutions to the world’s water and energy issues, while also addressing approaches to sustainable and effective adaptation throughout the water sector.

Further Reading

12 Dec 13

IWA WEC conference will provide a platform for discussion of cutting edge solutions to the world’s water and energy issues, while also addressing approaches to sustainable and effective adaptation throughout the water sector.

19 Apr 12

On 13 April 2012 Germany officially submitted its application for Bonn to accommodate the headquarters of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). Uschi Eid, Co-Chairs of the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference, has recently been nominated as ambassadors to promote this application.

02 Sep 14

2014 is shaping up to be the year of the energy-water nexus. First, the United Nation’s World Water Day centered on this topic. Then, the U.S. Department of Energy released a 250-page report on the energy-water nexus and indicated that it will be included in its Quadrennial Energy Review. And, this week, the biggest international water conference, World Water Week, is taking on the nexus. - By Kate Zerrenner

NEXUS in the Media

10 Dec 12

AME Info

The United Arab Emirates hosted COP18’s central discussion of the energy-water-food-climate nexus, in cooperation with New York University. The panel, “It Never Rains in the GCC,” had identified priority government interventions in the market to manage the nexus as its global significance intensities.

21 Aug 13

Felix Dodds Blog

Felix Dodds gives an update on the agenda of the forthcoming “Nexus 2014: Climate-Water-Food-Energy” Conference taking place 3-7 Mar 2014 in Chapel Hill, USA. “One of the outcomes from the conference,” Dodds says, “will be a co-directors Declaration which will feed into the development of Sustainable Development Goals from a Nexus perspective.”

27 Oct 14

Abu Dhabi City Guide

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that it will be presenting its specialized research-focused degree programs to young UAE nationals at Najah 2014, the leading education training exhibition and career fair in the Middle East. At this event, UAE national PhD student Ahmed Al Harethi will showcase his project that illustrates the role of native microalgae strains in the food-water-energy nexus.

24 Mar 14

AllAfrica

Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa, needs more energy for social and economic development. African Development Bank funds dams as well as studies on the dam’s impacts. They aim for a high rate of water reuse in the region

26 Nov 14

Water Online

Middle East and North African governments are expected to spend an estimated US$300 billion on water and desalination projects by 2022.

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