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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 Aug 15

IPS news

Central America’s toolbox to pull 23 million people - almost half of the population - out of poverty must include three indispensable tools: universal access to water, a sustainable power supply, and ...  adaptation to climate change.

27 Aug 15

New York Times

First, let’s stop calling the Californian drought a drought; when we do so, we are holding on to the notion that the past is a guide to the future and that a good rain will return us to normal.

26 Aug 15

Three major challenges face the water-energy nexus in a cross-border context.

25 Aug 15

University of Sussex

Three SPRU researchers; Professor Fiona Marshall, Dr Saurabh Arora and Dr Ralitsa Hiteva, have been awarded a grant by the ESRC for a project investigating ‘Resilience and vulnerability at the urban Nexus ...  of food, water, energy and the environment (ResNexus)’.

21 Aug 15

Conference

Water for Development

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. This year is the jubilee year for both the Week and the Stockholm Water Prize.

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

28 Jul 15

Blog

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

News

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

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.

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.

Forthcoming Events

22 Sep 15

Presentation Series

Tuesdays at 21 are a nearly-free, crowd-sourced, evening presentation series for the broader Sammamish Valley region hosted monthly at the Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living.

04–08 Oct 15

Conference

This is a contribution to the global Future Earth programme, a 10-year international research initiative that will develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global ...  environmental change and supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades.

New Resources

31 Aug 15

Video

2015 Water-Energy-Food Nexus

A video in Arabic of the panel discussion at seminar on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus conducted at Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain on April 27, 2015. Participants were Prof. Waleed Zubari, Dr. Hammou Laamrani ...  and Prof. Ibrahim AbdelGelil, among others debating the water-energy-food security nexus in the Arab region as well as globally.

28 Aug 15

Factsheet

Ethiopian Highlands threatened by land degradation

German Development Cooperation supports multi-level integrated management solutions

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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