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About the NEXUS

The challenge of thinking in a Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus perspective is central to the Green Economy and the consideration of sustainability development goals.

The Bonn2011 Nexus Conference from 16-18 November 2011 resulted, among others, in this online resource platform, which presents a large variety of documents, presentations, news, messages and other Information from various sources on the Nexus. It aims to demonstrate the relevance of a Nexus approach for sustainable development and raises awareness that more systemic thinking is needed.

NEXUS in the Media

29 Sep 14

The Third Pole

South Asia is struggling to provide enough water and energy for its growing population

28 Sep 14

CommonDreams

A gift of nature, or a valuable commodity? A human right, or a luxury for the privileged few? Will the agricultural sector or industrial sector be the main consumer of this precious resource? Whatever the answers to these and many more questions, one thing is clear: that water will be one of the defining issues of the coming decade.

25 Sep 14

The Guardian

Power from streams and small rivers has been proven to provide sustainable energy in Peru and Nepal - Zimbabwe is next

25 Sep 14

Bahrein News Agency

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) called for the need to address the correlation between climate, energy and food security especially in the Middle East and the Arab Gulf region.

23 Sep 14

Save Energy

When we think about water deficiency, we don’t necessarily consider how it might be related to our energy consumption. However, water and energy are highly connected to one another. - by Anna Hahnemann

Energy production requires an enormous amount of water, ranking as the second most water consuming industry in the country. Conversely, about 90 percent of U.S. energy is generated from nuclear and fossil power plants, which require 190,000 million gallons of water per day to produce electricity, accounting for 39% of the nation’s freshwater withdrawals. Unfortunately, this interdependence creates a vicious cycle in which the more energy we consume, the more water is used, and vice-versa.

15 Sep 14

Survey

To understand the existing knowledge, experience and competencies of academia and industry on the Nexus, especially in Egypt, Trinex have designed a questionnaire. It will help to understand which expertise is already available and what specific support stakeholders need to integrate their activities in the water-energy-food nexus. Everybody is invited to participate.

22 Sep 14

NY Climate Summit

Africa plans to lay out a strong case for increased investments in the water, food and energy sectos at the UN Climate Summit in New York to be held on 23 September, according to the Secretariat of the ClimDev-Africa Programme in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

More News

11 Sep 14

Water-Energy Nexus

ERANETMED, an EU initiative aiming at co-ordinating research activities, has pre-announced the first joint call for transnational research projects. The objective is to develop joint research and to enhance new innovative approaches and technologies in the Mediterranean region. Deadline is 31 Jan 2015.

10 Sep 14

World Water Week 2014

The 2014 World Water Week just ended in Stockholm and this year’s theme was “Water and Energy: a vital link for a sustainable future”. Miriam Imalingat of the Global Water Initiative - East Africa - summarises why this was an event for GWI.

09 Sep 14

PhD Project

PhD research opportunity at the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science at the University of Manchester. The project will use life cycle thinking to assess the sustainability of different food production options with the aim of minimising energy and water use as well as other environmental impacts. This will be carried out through whole system modelling and use of tools such as life cycle assessment and life cycle costing. As a result, recommendations and guidance will be provided to industry and government on how energy, water and environmental impacts from food production and consumption can be minimised.

08 Sep 14

Urban Food Production

Producing food at a local scale is one of the ways urban agriculture is involved in sustainably reshaping the interconnections between local water, energy, and food sectors in San Francisco. Here’s how! - by Colleen L. Boodleman

02 Sep 14

World Water Week 2014

2014 is shaping up to be the year of the energy-water nexus. First, the United Nation’s World Water Day centered on this topic. Then, the U.S. Department of Energy released a 250-page report on the energy-water nexus and indicated that it will be included in its Quadrennial Energy Review. And, this week, the biggest international water conference, World Water Week, is taking on the nexus. - By Kate Zerrenner

Forthcoming Events

01 Oct 14

Postgrad Research

Offered by the Discipline of Bioresources Engineering of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

06–08 Oct 14

Panel

This panel at SXSW Eco at Austin/Texas intends to teach how the renewable energy water nexus can be harnessed together.

New Resources

29 Sep 14

Analysis

Scoring climate change risk

Two years have passed since our last assessment of the vulnerability of G20 countries to climate change risks (Scoring Climate Risk: Which countries are most vulnerable?, 9 August 2011). Then, our analysis ...  looked at G20 country exposure, sensitivity, adaptive capacity and adaptive potential. Now, we maintain our methodology and update the data.

26 Sep 14

Reading sample of collected volume

The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus: Lessons from India for Development

It is becoming increasingly recognized that for the optimal sustainable development and use of natural resources, an integrated approach to water management, agriculture, food security and energy is required. ...  This “nexus” is now the focus of major attention by researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.

In this book, the authors show how these issues are being addressed in India as part of its economic development, and how these can provide lessons for other developing nations. They address the conflicting claims of water resources for irrigation and hydropower, where both are scarce at the national level for fostering water and energy security. They also consider the relationship between water for irrigated agriculture and household use and its impact on rural poverty. They identify weaknesses in the current hydropower development programme in India that are preventing it from being an ecologically sustainable, socially just and economically viable solution to meeting growing energy demand.

The empirical analyses presented show the enormous scope for co-management of water, energy, agricultural growth and food security through appropriate technological interventions and market instruments.

New NEXUS Practice Solutions

21 Feb 14

Research and Technology

This project which is funded by the European Union aims to bring emission-free plant and fish breeding from research to market.

02 Dec 13

Case study

Mauritius has recently developed a remarkable tourist and financial sector. Nevertheless the agricultural sector is still strong: The sugarcane production uses a considerable part of the water resources. ...  This case study focusses on the options of reaching food and energy sufficiency on Mauritius by changes in the agricultural sector.

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
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