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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

09 Feb 16

UT News

UT Energy Week will examine important energy-related issues.

05 Feb 16

pv magazine

The World Energy Council has formed a new partnership with Arup who has recently signed an agreement to be a Project Supporter for the World Energy Scenarios flagship study.

03 Feb 16

The Malaysian Insider

Asia’s food systems are under an unprecedented confluence of pressures.

02 Feb 16

East Asia Forum

Asia’s food systems are under an unprecedented confluence of pressures.

11 Dec 15


This publication contains the results of nexus assessments that have been carried out in the framework of the UNECE Water Convention’s programme of work for 2013–2015 in specific basin contexts.

Coordination between the water, energy, food and environment sectors is fraught with difficulties even at the national level, but the complexity increases substantially in transboundary basins where the impacts spread from one country to another.

23 Oct 15


by Fabiola Riccardini, istat, in Paris in June 2015

15 Oct 15


A review of existing national and regional policies related to water-energy and food security nexus was undertaken for the ECOWAS region.

More News

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.

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.

Forthcoming Events

16–19 Feb 16


Join experts in academia, industry, government and the non-profit world for a fresh look at some of the most vital energy issues

22 Feb 16


The overall goal of the ‘Water-Energy-Food Nexus’ (WEF nexus) High Impact Opportunity (HIO) is to contribute to the achievement of the SE4ALL objectives through better use of the WEF nexus perspective

New Resources

31 Jan 16


Food-Energy-Water Nexus for Global Sustainability

by Wei Liao, PhD, Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center (ADREC), Michigan State University

31 Jan 16


Water-energy-food Nexus - Applications for Agriculture Communities

This presentation by Dr. Rabi Mohtar at the ‘Navigating Agriculture through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Symposium’ on November 19, 2015 in Austin, Texas.

New NEXUS Practice Solutions

16 Nov 15


The water-energy-food nexus is promoted as a new approach for research and policy-making. But what does the nexus mean in practice and what kinds of benefits does it bring?

09 Nov 15

Research Project

With the world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, engineers and scientists are looking for ways to meet the increasing demand for food


  • 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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