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19–21 Nov 12

Energy Delta Convention 2012, Groningen

The Energy Delta Convention is an international platform for senior energy experts from various disciplines, sectors and countries. – by the University of Groningen

Each year up to date topics in the field of energy transition are discussed by senior representatives from research & development, business and authorities. The convention is of growing size and importance, with up to 1000 visitors last year. The convention is hosted by the University of Groningen and co-hosted by Energy Valley Foundation.

The first edition of the convention was held in 2004. This year, 2012, the eighth edition will take place. The EDC platform will host three main conferences:

  • Back To The Future Of Gas, organized by Energy Delta Gas Research (EDGaR)
  • Changing Infrastructures
  • Energy, Food and Water

On top of these conferences, the EDC includes a number of high level plenary events: keynotes, forum, dinners, networking lunches. A high profile speaker will deliver the concluding plenary speech. Also there will be a number of side events, also with special interest for young energy professionals and students.

The Energy Delta Convention has stated the following goals:

  • To create an unique international, interdisciplinary platform on challenges in the field of future energy production, transport and supply.
  • To apply the triangle of business, science and government that is key for an effective process of energy transition.
  • To cover state of the art energy and sustainability research.
  • To demonstrate good examples of energy transition and technology.
  • To enhance the visibility of the city Groningen and the Northern Netherlands as a hot spot for energy research and technology.

Further Reading

08 Dec 11

A satellite initiative of the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference

02 Mar 12

The water, energy and food security nexus perspective is the issue the German government will promote at the 6th Word Water Forum.

23 Apr 12

Asia Pacific Youth Task Force on RIO +20 is organizing the Asia Pacific Photo-Story Contest 2012 to mark the Voices of Youth globally in RIO+20, The UN Conference on Sustainable Development which is going to be held on June 20-22 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

NEXUS in the Media

02 Dec 15


Reconciling the competing and sometimes incompatible objectives of the water, energy and food sectors and environmental protection is fraught with difficulties even at the national level

07 Mar 12

Huffington Post

The decade ahead will be a testing time as it marks the peak clash between two mythologies – or rather, two defining eras.

31 Dec 11

Council on Foreign Relations

29 Nov 12

The GSV Forum 2012 in New Delhi/India on 5 November 2012 brought together opinion leaders from South Asia and beyond to discuss the role business in society, nutrition, water and rural development. This video contains the session on “Water, energy, food security”.


  • 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 für Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen