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30 Apr–01 May 12


Global Water Summit: “A Brave New World”, Rome

The Global Water Summit brings the entire international water sector to Rome, and lays down the challenge to think bravely about one question: What does our successful water future look like?

Co-organised by Global Water Intelligence and the International Desalination Association, the Global Water Summit is the only event of its kind: an agenda-defining conference that brings together the highest level delegates from around the world, while maintaining the open and intimate atmosphere of a boardroom meeting.

Over 80 speakers will discuss a wide variety of themes, including:

  • Can a keynote panel of leading experts reverse-engineer the perfect water future?
  • What do the events in North Africa and the Middle East mean for countries which have such a precarious and vital relationship with water?
  • How will the European debt crisis and the continuing rise of Asia impact new water infrastructure?
  • What is going on away from worldwide events? Which water professionals are quietly achieving something brilliant, something that will bring new insights to the way you work?
  • What can we learn from inspirational utilities around the globe?
  • What is the future for desalination and water reuse?
  • What are the new directions in quantifying risk for industrial water users?

Further Reading

10 Nov 11

A multimedia feature of Deutsche Welle

07 Dec 11

The human rights perspective has been identified as one of the key issues in the Nexus approach. This video shows the discussions in the Global Panel on the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference.

15 Jan 13

New report: as much as 2 billion tonnes of all food produced ends up as waste. Institution of Mechanical Engineers calls on urgent action to prevent 50% of all food produced in the world ending up as waste.

NEXUS in the Media

10 Feb 14

Two Circles

This short article points out that high ranking international leaders take part in the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

25 Aug 15


Ecocity World Summit (ECWS) 2015 has confirmed a line-up of 13 ministers and government officials as speakers, in addition to 22 subject matter experts, up to a dozen academia, and other visionary leaders from the private sector and civil society.

23 Dec 14

Abu Dhabi City Guide

Global water leaders representing private industry, the public sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will convene in Abu Dhabi In January 2015 to attend the International Water Summit (IWS).

19 Jan 15

Business Insurance

A mix of geopolitical and environmental issues dominates a new ranking of global risks released by the World Economic Forum.

01 Jan 12

Centre for Research on Globalization

The global expansion of the biofuel industry – in which agricultural land and crops are used to produce fuel for transport vehicles rather than food for humans – is a major factor driving the dramatic escalation of food prices worldwide.


  • 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