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.
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.
22 Nov 11
How Human Rights Based Approaches (RBA) contribute towards better development outcomes for water, energy and food security from the perspective of governments and civil society organisations
NEXUS in the Media
25 Jun 13
These seem to be three different concepts. But these increasingly hot button issues are interdependent.
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.
08 Nov 11
10 Nov 11
The Daily Star
15 Dec 11