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17–19 Jul 12

Conference

“Managing Water, Energy, & Food in an Uncertain World”, Santa Fe

by the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR)

Speakers

  • Marc Andreini, Water for Food Institute
  • Scott Verhines, State Engineer of New Mexico

Panels

  • Bridging Science and Application
    Nicole Wilkinson, Sharon Megdal, Connie Woodhouse, Christine Kirchhoff, and Tony Willardson
  • Consistency in Policy Making
    Michel Webber (Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy), Celeste Cantu’ (Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority)

The Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) organization consists of over 90 member universities and organizations throughout the world. Each member university appoints up to eight faculty or staff as UCOWR delegates. Others may join as individual members. See UCOWR’s mission for more information.

About UCOWR

UCOWR’s main objectives include to:

  • Facilitate water-related education at all levels
  • Promote meaningful research and technology transfer on contemporary and emerging water resources issues
  • Compile and disseminate information on water problems and solutions
  • Inform the public about water issues with the objective of promoting informed decisions at all levels of society

Further Reading

26 Oct 11

How Water Makes Green Economies a Moving Target

23 May 12

World Bank Group identifies six key issues and key messages for Rio+20

28 Jul 15

Food and water are tied to one another fundamentally. But in addition to their biophysical relationship, human systems intervene, whether through pricing schemes and trade agreements or shifting patterns in consumption and taste.

NEXUS in the Media

29 Oct 12

The Straits Times (Singapore)

ENERGY, water and food - three cornerstones of the world - are deeply intertwined, and will be demanded in ever larger quantities in the future. To meet these inter-related demands, businesses can play a key role, working closely with government, said Ms Ruth Cairnie, executive vice-president of strategy and planning at energy giant Royal Dutch Shell.

20 Apr 15

Science 2034

Water, energy and food strongly influence a society’s health, wealth and security, making the long-term careful management of them a public policy priority.

24 Nov 14

Soundcloud

Kofi Adu Domfeh reports Fourth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IV) on the importance of sustainable land and water management to overcome the challenge of Africa’s ability to feed itself.

24 Nov 14

Modern Ghana

At the recently hold Fourth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IV), interest groups discussed the water-energy-food production nexus in relations to threats of alterations to be caused by climate change.

25 Apr 12

MarketWatch (by Wallstreet Journal)

The international business and finance community must take the lead in solving increasing food, energy and water scarcity as population growth and economic development puts greater strains on the planet’s resources. This call to action was issued today by Re|Source 2012, a new initiative created by the University of Oxford, its Smith School of Enterprise and Environment and The Rothschild Foundation to tackle resource scarcity and highlight the business opportunities of sustainable management.

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