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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

02 Oct 15

Business Wire

Resilient energy needs smarter not just stronger solutions

01 Oct 15


The Eighth Annual Conference of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) will convene on 16-17 November 2015 in Beirut.

30 Sep 15

Wall Street Journal

Kartik Chandran—who transforms wastewater into fertilizer, energy and clean water—is one of 24 MacArthur Fellows, each receiving $625,000

28 Sep 15


The worst drought in a decade, which has put at risk almost ten percent of Southern Africa and left a record number of people in need of aid, has gone almost unnoticed.

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.

21 Sep 15

News Article

Helping solve global challenges around the often-wasted resources of energy and water could open up big markets for local companies.

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

04–08 Oct 15


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.

05–06 Oct 15


The World Food Center will address growing demands on water systems for agricutlure.

New Resources

18 Sep 15


Policies and institutions for achieving the virtuous food-energy-water nexus in sub-Saharan Africa

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

17 Sep 15


Governing the water-energy nexus: new integrated management practices

distributed at the event of the same name at the 2015 World Water Week on 24 Aug. 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.


  • 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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