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22 Feb 12

Extension Program on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in Rural Rainfed Areas of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh in India

The project aims at enhancing the capacities of rural communities to adapt to climate change effects by adopting a comprehensive and integrated approach that aims at various Nexus issues, including ecologically friendly and weather-responsive agriculture, water budgeting to match water availability with demand, “precision farming” that optimises land and water productivity in field conditions, and renewable energy for household cooking and lighting. It also aims at developing practical knowledge, tools and systems that can be widely adopted thus facilitating upscaling.

Announcer:

Crispino Lobo, Co-Founder and Managing Trustee, Watershed Organization Trust (WOTR)

Lead Organisation:

Watershed Organization Trust (WOTR)

Partners:

Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), The Andheri Hilfe, Bonn, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Indian Institute of Meteorology (IMD), Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA), World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED)

Further Reading

09 Dec 13

Fulbright NEXUS Program fosters collaborative and multidisciplinary research to address challenging regional issues, including the nexus between climate change and food and water security, and produce tangible results. Deadline for applications is 1 April 2014.

26 Oct 11

How Water Makes Green Economies a Moving Target

03 Dec 13

On 12-13 June 2014 King’s College London (KCL), the OCP Policy Center and the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) will organize an international conference on The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus in Global Drylands, which will take place in Rabat, Morocco. Papers from the conference will be considered for a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development, subject to the Journal’s normal refereeing process. Deadline is 7 February 2014.

NEXUS in the Media

13 Aug 12

The Guardian

Water, energy, food - these three issues are the essential holy trinity of environmental sustainability. They are maddeningly intertwined and their effect reaches everyone – private, public, and social sectors alike. Because everyone is affected by each of these issues, and because they are so intertwined, everyone needs to be at the table. No one entity, no matter how large, can save us from ourselves.

07 Dec 12

United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC)

Together with the Rockefeller Foundation, the UN Climate Change secretariat has launched a new initiative to recognize the critical role of women in fighting climate change: “Momentum for Change: Women for Results.” “Women have the power to make a major difference. They are at the nexus between food, water and energy. This nexus is both the challenge and the solution to climate change, and we need to ensure women’s leadership in bringing about the solutions,” said UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres.

22 Oct 12

Foreign Affairs

In short, predictions of a Water World War are overwrought. However, tensions over water usage can still exacerbate other existing regional conflicts. Climate change is expected to intensify droughts, floods, and other extreme weather conditions that jeopardize freshwater quantity and quality and therefore act as a threat-multiplier, making shaky regions shakier -by

25 Jun 13

Economist

These seem to be three different concepts. But these increasingly hot button issues are interdependent.

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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