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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

25 Nov 15


An initiative known as the food-water-energy nexus, aims to explore ways to meet the world’s increasing demand for food without straining natural resources.

25 Nov 15

Water Online

New Water & Energy Sustainable Technology Center focuses on water-energy nexus

24 Nov 15

Utility Week

Guy Winter reanimates discussion of the grand challenge facing utilities and global society as strains on energy, water and food resources converge.

24 Nov 15

California AgToday

Feeding a growing population is significantly dependent on irrigation

29 Oct 15


Worldwatch Institute study suggests CARICOM-wide energy and climate targets and outlines strategies and initiatives for achieving them

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has receivedrecommendations for reaching an ambitious regional target of 48% renewable energy generation by 2027. The Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) Baseline Report and Assessment, released today by the Worldwatch Institute, also suggests a 33% reduction in the region’s energy intensity.

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

08 Dec 15


There is high uncertainty on drivers affecting future UK consumption of water, food and energy, and the inter-dependencies between both drivers and dimensions of the “Nexus”.

19–21 Jan 16


Addressing the interconnected systems involving food, water and energy is critical to achieving solutions to one of the most pressing issues facing our planet.

New Resources

24 Nov 15

Video Interview

A Video Interview with Sandra Postel of the Global Water Policy Project at the BSR Conference 2015

At the BSR Conference 2015, we sat down with plenary speakers and sustainability thought leaders to discuss resilience in their organizations and what defines resilient leadership. #BSR15

16 Nov 15


Resource accounting in sustainability assessments: establishing a nexus between land, water, food, energy and wealth using the MuSIASEM approach

Multi‐Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism

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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