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22–25 May 12


Green Week 2012: “The Water Challenge – Every Drop Counts”, Brussels

The 12th edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy.

Over some 40 sessions, the conference will focus on water. This valuable resource needs to be used properly and sparingly, making sure that we have enough for all of its uses, and avoiding polluting our rivers, seas and oceans. Along with all other natural resources, this is one of the most vital for our continued existence on this planet.Green Week offers a unique opportunity for debate and exchanges of experience and best practice.

Over the past decade, the conference has established itself as an unmissable event for anyone involved with protecting the environment. The 2011 edition attracted some 3 160 participants from government, business and industry, non-governmental organisations, academia and the media.

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23 May 12

Session at the “Green Week 2012”

Friends of Europe is organising its annual European Policy Summit on Wednesday, 23 May 2012 as part of the official programme of the European Commission’s 2012 Green Week.

Further Reading

18 Oct 14

What if I told you that with the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which controls the power grid for roughly 80 percent of the state, could save more than 60,000 acre-feet (or nearly 21 billion gallons) of water per year by 2030? - by Kate Zerrenner

08 Mar 12

The Call for Papers for the World Resources Forum 2012 has been published. Deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 April. Full papers are not required.

08 Dec 11

A satellite initiative of the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference

NEXUS in the Media

30 Nov 15


With population set to double in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region over the next 40 years, per capita water availability is projected to fall by more than 50% by 2050, according to international experts.

23 Jan 15

The National (UAE)

The UAE faces tremendous challenges in becoming environmentally sustainable and more resilient to climate change, according to a high-ranking UN official.

21 Jan 14

Gulf News

By Michel Jarraud, Chair of UN-Water. - A sustainable future depends on our capacity to address the water-energy nexus and harness related opportunities. Water and energy are both drivers and inhibitors of economic growth and improvement of human health and well-being. However, decision and policymakers often fail to recognise the interdependencies between the two, sometimes leading to situations where securing one puts the other at risk.


  • 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