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29 Aug 12

Seminar at the World Water Week Stockholm

Implementing the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus

This seminar presents policies, enabling conditions, innovations and solutions, for putting the quickly growing knowledge around the water-(land-)energy-food security nexus into practice.

The event places local data, tools and practical examples in the context of global scenarios and assessments, for outscaling and up-scaling. By presenting a set of local and regional cases, this seminar demonstrates how integrated approaches can reduce tradeoffs and improve resource use efficiency, how they can contribute to more equal benefit sharing and eventually become key pillars of sustainable development.

This seminar will pick up on previous nexus fora, as recently held e.g. in Bonn, Marseille, London and Rio. With that it will contribute to building a community of practice, bringing together actors from governmental, non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations with the private sector and science. Jointly we will move the nexus further towards operationalisation.


Welcome and Introduction

Introduction - New Alliances and Initiatives for the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus.
Ms. Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Sida, Sweden

Minipanel: The Nexus and Human and Environmental Securities

  • Mr. Robert Speed, WWF
  • Mr. Jean-Marc Faures, FAO
  • Mr. Diego Rodriguez, World Bank

Minipanel: The Nexus and the Business Sector

  • Mr. Ken Bruder, Bloomberg
  • Mr. Paul Reiter, IWA
  • Mr. Xavier Ursat, EDF
  • Mr. David Grant, SAB Miller

10:30 Coffee Break

Minipanel: The Nexus and Science & Research.

  • Mr. Holger Hoff, SEI
  • Mr. Jakob Granit, SEI
  • Mr. Charles Iceland, WRI
  • Mr. Guy Pegram, Pegasys
  • Ms. Abby Onencan, Nile Basin Discourse

The Nexus, Politics and Implementation, Concluding Panel Discussion

  • Mr. Fritz Holzwarth, BMU, Germany
  • Mr. Franz Marré, BMZ, Germany
  • Mr. Li Yuanyuan, Ministry of Water Resources, China
  • Mr. Albert Butare, Energy and Water, Rwanda
  • Mr. Alexander Müller, FAO
  • Mr. Xavier Leflaive, OECD

12:30 Close of Seminar


Related Resources


Implementing the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus in the Nile Basin

Presentation video of Guy Pegram, Pegasys, at the World Water Week 2012


Implementing the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus in the Nile Basin

Presentation video of Abby Onencan, Nile at the World Water Week 2012


The Nexus of Energy, Water and Food in Northeastern Thailand

by Orn-uma Polpanich, Chayanis Krittasudthacheewa and Eric Kemp-Benedict, SEI


The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Business Perspective

by Erwin Nijsse, Program director Natural Resource Stresses, Shell


Dams on the Mekong River: Lost fish protein and the implications for land and water resources

by Stuart Orr, WWF International


Crossing Water, Food, and Energy Nexus Boundaries in the Middle East

Green Cities, Integrated Resource Planning Approach and Trade-offs to Meet a Green, Sustainable Economy. By Jay Witherspoon, Mark Anderson, Avinash Pathwardhan, and Jared Thorpe, CH2M HILL


Towards a Green and Growing Economy with the Water, Energy and Food Nexus

by Joachim von Braun, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn

Further Reading

21 May 14

The Bonn 2014 Nexus Conference that took place 19/20 May 2014 has closed with a call to action by all participants, demand for responsible governance of natural resources, broad involvement of stakeholders, and an expansion of financial, institutional, technical and intellectual resources for nexus research and applications

29 Nov 11

The flow of water through rivers, lakes and aquifers remains central to the Nexus

17 Jan 12

To allocate scarce resources efficiently, it is vital to understand the inter-dependencies between the distinct areas of water, energy and food, says Joppe Cramwinckel

NEXUS in the Media

10 Jun 15


In this STEPS Center working paper, the authors argue that the governance of water, energy and food security has privileged control-orientated solutions

20 Mar 15


Often decisions are made without cross-sectoral coordination, targeting sector-specific optima and, thereby, resulting in risks and uncertainties across sectors and scales.

13 Jan 12

The Guardian

To allocate scarce resources efficiently, it is vital to understand the inter-dependencies between the distinct areas of water, energy and food

05 Sep 14

Global Environment Facility

Addressing Water, Energy, and Food Security simultaneously through all-encompassing projects and investments makes sense in most national contexts. In SIDS, the need for addressing energy, water and food security such as land use issues, development policy, and climate policy through conjunctive solutions and investments is even more apparent with shorter geographical and political distance from community to cabinet than in most other nations.

22 Oct 11

University of Applied Sciences Cologne / GDI


  • 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