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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.

Programme

09:00
Welcome and Introduction

09:15
Introduction - New Alliances and Initiatives for the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus.
Ms. Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Sida, Sweden

09:30
Minipanel: The Nexus and Human and Environmental Securities

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

10:00
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

11:00
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

11:30
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

Regional

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

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

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Further Reading

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NEXUS in the Media

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

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University of Applied Sciences Cologne / GDI

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Earth & Industry

Last year, Shell released Signals and Signposts, which analyzed long-term energy scenarios and concluded that we are in an era of volatile transitions at the economic, political and social levels. The stresses building in our global systems, such as water, food and energy production, will make industrial and social transformations inevitable. We must acknowledge the links between these stresses and “connect the dots,” before it is too late.

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IWA WaterWiki

The fourth Hot Topic is in conjunction with the IWA-IUCN Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions

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Farming First

The Water, Energy and Food nexus refers to the interlinked risks of water security, food security and energy security. With the current combined challenges of degraded ecosystems, a rapidly increasing demand for resources, climate change, growing urbanization and globalization, there is a threat that social-ecological systems at all levels will be driven across critical thresholds.

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