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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.


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

Lead Organisation:

Watershed Organization Trust (WOTR)


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.

29 Jun 14

Interview with Ciarán Ó Cuinn, director of the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC), an international organisation working on solutions to fresh water scarcity in the Middle East.

14 Nov 14

Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), a constituent of Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune, India invites full length papers to be presented at the International Conference on Emerging Challenges in Business for Global Sustainability (SIIBICON 2015) to be organized on 20-21 February, 2015 in Pune, India. Deadline is 25 November 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.

25 Aug 15

Scientific experts from around the world gathered in Stockholm this week for the World Water Week to discuss the issue of water related crises the planet is facing as a result of climate change.

27 Aug 15

The International News

The weather is changing. We have all noticed it.

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.


  • 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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