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13–18 May 12

World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy, Dublin

The Congress will explore the topics of resilient and sustainable cities with a focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation together with the impacts and responses of climate change on water resources. Reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, operating in a carbon constrained world and a focus on renewable energy including practical applications and integration in to the energy mix will be covered.

Water and energy are critical for our current society and will be of increasing importance in the future. Climate change is forcing us to reassess our energy usage and will have real and substantial impacts on the water cycle. Solving the interlinked challenges of water, climate and energy in a sustainable manner is one of the fundamental goals of this generation. Following on from conferences on Climate Change Adaptation and Water and Energy, the International Water Association is proud to announce the inaugural World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy in 2012.

The Congress will explore the topics of resilient and sustainable cities with a focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation. The challenges of climate change adaptation and incorporating uncertainty into the city vision and infrastructure will be discussed together with the impacts and responses of climate change on water resources. Reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, operating in a carbon constrained world and a focus on renewable energy including practical applications and integration in to the energy mix will be covered.

Solutions to these challenges, including the role of technologies and smart networks will also be a central theme. Recognising that technology is only part of the solution the conference will also address the economic, political and regulatory aspects of water, climate and energy.

The congress will attract up to 2,000 international participants for this global event and will feature a large industry presence and trade exhibition.

Submissions for oral and poster presentation are invited on the topics listed below supplemented by invited talks by world experts and political leaders.

Conference Topics

  • Infrastructures
  • Environment and Ecology
  • Communications & Information
  • Climate Change
  • Economics and Policy
  • Water, Agriculture and Food
  • Special Programmes

Who should attend?

  • Academic and Industry Researchers
  • Utility Companies and Industry Suppliers
  • City and Municipal Planners and Managers
  • Government Policy and Regulatory Officials
  • Environmental and Energy-Related Organisations
  • Water Resource/Catchment Managers
  • Leaders in Climate Change Policy
  • Practitioners in the Smart Green Economy

Regional

Further Reading

01 Feb 13

An interview with Diego Rodriguez, Senior Economist and Task Team Leader TWIWA, World Bank on the World Bank Initiative “Quantifying Tradeoffs of the Water-Energy Nexus”.

11 Apr 14

The energy-water nexus is gaining traction with diverse stakeholders around the world and it is becoming increasingly clear that we cannot plan for our planet’s future if we do not consider energy and water together. - By Kate Zerrenner.

09 May 14

In order to improve our environmental security, should we think of water, food, energy and climate in nexus-like ways? Richard Matthew is skeptical. While “nexus thinking” promises to reduce waste and inefficiency, it could also heighten inequality, instability and the potential for violent conflict.

NEXUS in the Media

11 Jun 12

Ashden Blog

Since he was tapped by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to co-lead his global energy access initiative, UNIDO Director General, Kandeh Yumkella, has never missed an opportunity to underscore why access to energy is vital to the world’s poorest. “For poor people, it is about life and death,” he said as he delivered the keynote address at the 2012 Ashden Awards ceremony held in the United Kingdom.

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.

13 Aug 12

The Guardian

Water, energy, food - these three issues are the essential holy trinity of environmental sustainability. They are maddeningly intertwined and their effect reaches everyone – private, public, and social sectors alike. Because everyone is affected by each of these issues, and because they are so intertwined, everyone needs to be at the table. No one entity, no matter how large, can save us from ourselves.

20 Dec 11

IWA WaterWiki

30 Oct 13

Gulf News

Policymakers must take into consideration these links to improve sustainability, efficiency and equitability.

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