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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

28 May 15

2015 for the first time, waterhas moved to the top of the list of the biggest societal and economic risks for the next ten years

27 May 15

The International News

Tajikistan has announced to hold an international conference on water in its capital Dushanbe in June 2015

26 May 15

fondazionetriulza.org

Italian development cooperation and Enea together to present the project

26 May 15

Cranfield.ac.uk

Cranfield University has secured funding to research the scaling-up of interventions which address the increasing demand and shortages of water, energy and food.

30 Apr 15

Workshop

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. Workshop interactions will be based on short panel interactions, with break-out groups and lots of room for discussion.

25 Feb 15

Conference

Abstract submission for the conference “Exploring Geographic Connections”, organised by the Australian National University and taking place in Canberra, 1-3 July 2015, is now open. The event, organised by the Institute of Australian Geographers at the Australian National University (ANU), focuses on exploring and strengthening the links between geography and the diverse domains that geographers apply themselves. Two planned sessions deal explicitly with the nexus.

18 Feb 15

Conference cancelled

On 18 Feb 2015, the hosts of the event, The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators, announced that this conference, one of the leading nexus events of the year, has been cancelled due to very low registration.

More News

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

06 Feb 15

New Publication

The water-energy-food nexus is the “new kid on the block” in development thinking since 2008, and is a key concept within the UN post-2015 development agenda. The current framing of the nexus, however, needs to refocus onto the big issues of inequality and local access rights to resources according to a Special Issue of Water Alternatives, published this week.

04 Feb 15

Nexus Research

As a part of the 2016 budget, NSF plans to invest heavily in research on the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS). This is an NSF-wide investment that aims to understand, design, and model the interconnected food, energy, and water system through an interdisciplinary research effort that incorporates all areas of science and engineering and addresses the natural, social, and human-built factors involved.

03 Feb 15

The Nexus Network

ESRC would like to invite leading UK academic and non-academics to be selected for a two-day workshop in Cape Town to develop the scope of the programme, on 24 and 25 Feb 2015. Deadline for application is 6 Feb 2015.

21 Jan 15

Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Publisher Elsevier invites papers from researchers and practitioners in engineering, natural and social sciences as well as humanities. Articles at the interface of these disciplines are particularly encouraged. Deadline is 28 Feb 2015.

Forthcoming Events

08–17 Jun 15

Conference

Interactions and feedbacks between rapidly increasing multiple pressures on water, energy and food security drive social-ecological systems towards critical thresholds in countries of the Eastern Mediterranean, ...  the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

09–11 Jun 15

Conference

On 23 December 2003, the United Nations General Assembly at its 58th session adopted resolution A/RES/58/217, initiated by the Republic of Tajikistan.

New Resources

28 May 15

Presentation

Ecosystems Underpin Infrastructure in The Nexus

held at the conference Solutions for the Nexus in Beijing, China in November 2014

15 May 15

Report

Water for food security and nutrition

by The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition published in May 2015

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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