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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

05 Oct 15

Hurryiet Daily News

Our planet has to provide for the survival and prosperity of its expanding population.

04 Oct 15


Safe-Fail not Fail-Safe

04 Oct 15

The Dallas Morning News

The recurring droughts of the last decade or more have been good for Texas in one way: They have made us understand we can’t realize our future without adequate water supplies.

02 Oct 15

Business Wire

Resilient energy needs smarter not just stronger solutions

24 Sep 15


A film by UNESCO WWAP: The interconnections between water, energy, food and environment are like a board game.

To win, all the players need to gather as much resources as possible.

04 Oct 15


The road to resilience - managing and financing extreme weather risks

24 Sep 15


In 2009, the Arab Gulf nation of Qatar, which imports more than 90 percent of its food, set out to improve its food security and established the Qatar National Food Security Program.

More News

24 Sep 15


Where and how much freshwater is there in the world?

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.

10 Jul 15


As momentum builds towards the negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals and UN climate change summit later this year, the G7 countries have made a strong statement about the importance of climate security risks.

30 Apr 15


The Nexus Network workshop on ‘Transdisciplinary Methods for Developing Nexus Capabilities’, at the University of Sussex, UK on 29-30 June 2015, will take a critical look the research challenge in addressing nexus issues.

26 Feb 15

Nexus Basics

The Nexus plays a crucial role in the Middle East. A nexus approach - specifically, to water and energy planning – can lead to smarter, more resilient development solutions. This article gives an introduction to the present nexus debate in Arabic language. By Rabi H. Mohtar and Bassel Daher

Forthcoming Events

08–09 Oct 15


This conference will have the Water Governance in all its dimensions (e.g., resource, management, regulatory) as a general theme and the top experts in this area were invited as keynote speakers.

21–23 Oct 15


The 2015 Greater Mekong Forum on Water, Food, and Energy will be held from October 21-23, 2015 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

New Resources

04 Oct 15


World Energy Perspective

The road to resilience - managing and financing extreme weather risks

02 Oct 15


Read Wednesday’s State of the University address

Harvey Perlman on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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.


  • 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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