Julia Bucknall, Head of Water, The World Bank
African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), World Bank
22 Feb 12
Multi-Lateral Banks Common approach on Water and Food Security
The Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) heads agreed to develop a joint action plan, stressing the need to reduce food price volatility and improve food and water security in coordination with the Group of Twenty (G-20). The 3-year action plan focuses on four priority areas: Supporting food access for poor and vulnerable people, addressing food market volatility, financing investments and promoting policy frameworks to improve agricultural productivity, and helping countries allocate water efficiently across sectors, and supporting the agricultural sector in using water productively throughout the value chain.
25 Aug 14
China’s rapidly growing economy is very quickly testing the limits of its resource constraints. While China is home to a quarter of the world’s population, it is endowed with disproportionately less arable land, oil and water. By Julian L. Wong.
20 Mar 12
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highlights “nexus approach” while urging that environmental, social and economic aspects of development be integrated
08 Nov 11
The water, food, energy nexus approach puts a great deal of emphasis on increasing efficiency within production; however, it also must be applied to consumption in order to lower increasing demand from population and economic growth, according to Holger Hoff, senior research fellow at the Stockholm Environment Institute and lead author of the nexus background report for the Bonn2011 Conference.
NEXUS in the Media
20 Mar 15
Often decisions are made without cross-sectoral coordination, targeting sector-specific optima and, thereby, resulting in risks and uncertainties across sectors and scales.
25 Jun 13
These seem to be three different concepts. But these increasingly hot button issues are interdependent.
20 Oct 14
Siberian wildfires so intense they melted the permafrost beneath them. Flooding in Alberta that paralyzed a major city. Toxic algae blooms in Lake Winnipeg that have grown 1,000 per cent since 1990.
07 Aug 13
What do climate change, water and energy have in common? These seem to be three different concepts. Yet these increasingly hot button issues are, in fact, interdependent. Water and energy are inextricably linked. Water is used in nearly all energy processes, from extraction to electricity production. Energy is used to create fresh waterâ€”a process known as desalination. A carbon-intensive energy sector leads to climate change, which, in turn, increases the risks of both water stress and floods, thus affecting water supply and water quality.
10 Jun 15
In this STEPS Center working paper, the authors argue that the governance of water, energy and food security has privileged control-orientated solutions