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30 Sep 14

Presentation

Research on Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) Business Cases and Models

by Miriam Otoo, IWMI, at the 2014 International Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, on September 2nd, 2014

29 Sep 14

Analysis

Scoring climate change risk

Two years have passed since our last assessment of the vulnerability of G20 countries to climate change risks (Scoring Climate Risk: Which countries are most vulnerable?, 9 August 2011). Then, our analysis looked at G20 country exposure, sensitivity, adaptive capacity and adaptive potential. Now, we maintain our methodology and update the data.

26 Sep 14

Reading sample of collected volume

The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus: Lessons from India for Development

It is becoming increasingly recognized that for the optimal sustainable development and use of natural resources, an integrated approach to water management, agriculture, food security and energy is required. This “nexus” is now the focus of major attention by researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.

In this book, the authors show how these issues are being addressed in India as part of its economic development, and how these can provide lessons for other developing nations. They address the conflicting claims of water resources for irrigation and hydropower, where both are scarce at the national level for fostering water and energy security. They also consider the relationship between water for irrigated agriculture and household use and its impact on rural poverty. They identify weaknesses in the current hydropower development programme in India that are preventing it from being an ecologically sustainable, socially just and economically viable solution to meeting growing energy demand.

The empirical analyses presented show the enormous scope for co-management of water, energy, agricultural growth and food security through appropriate technological interventions and market instruments.

26 Sep 14

Research

Health and Development and the Food-Water Nexus

By Jennifer Davis, Eran Bendavid, Amy J. Pickering, and Rosamond L. Naylor. In: The Evolving Sphere of Food Security, ed. by Rosamond L. Naylor. August 2014.

25 Sep 14

Communiqué

GWI EA National Stakeholders’ Meeting Communiqué

In August 2014, CARE International in Uganda and the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), under the Global Water Initiative East Africa (GWI EA), convened a National Stakeholders’ Meeting under the theme, “Opportunities for investment in Water Smart Agriculture for Smallholder Farmers in Uganda.”

25 Sep 14

Book

Water Security: The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus

The world is on the brink of the greatest crisis it has ever faced: a spiraling lack of fresh water. Groundwater is drying up, even as water demands for food production, for energy, and for manufacturing Further increased the fruits as a corporation may strengthen buildings or readily plausible scenarios. Its consequences potentially catastrophic experts see below the ability of extremist. News release of poverty clarence james gamble professor and learn how will not occur.

25 Sep 14

Workshop Report

U.S. Perspective on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Report from the U.S. Nexus Workshop, 23-24 June 2014. Published by the Colorado Water Institute, Information Series No. 116. Primary Authors: Reagan Waskom, Masih Akhbari, Neil Grigg

25 Sep 14

Outlook

OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction

The OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050 asks “What will the next four decades bring?” Based on joint modelling by the OECD and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), it looks forward to the year 2050 to find out what demographic and economic trends might mean for the environment if the world does not adopt more ambitious green policies. It also looks at what policies could change that picture for the better. This Outlook focuses on four areas: climate change, biodiversity, freshwater and health impacts of pollution. These four key environmental challenges were identified by the previous Environmental Outlook to 2030 (OECD, 2008) as “Red Light” issues requiring urgent attention.

24 Sep 14

Video

Development Progress - Reducing poverty, developing sustainably: food, water and energy trade-offs

This animation showcases the key findings from ODI’s case studies on sustainable development in Brazil, Burkina Faso, China and Viet Nam. It shows that significant progress is being made in the effort to reduce poverty while developing sustainably.

24 Sep 14

Video

Nina Weitz - Tackling trade-offs in the food-water-energy nexus

Nina Weitz, Stockholm Environment Institute, 2014, looked during the 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, at the food-water-energy nexus and how countries across three continents are managing the challenge of reducing poverty while developing sustainably.

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This section introduces and presents key documents, presentations, links and other information on the nexus. We foresee that it will grow over time and aim to build a comprehensive online archive of Nexus-related knowledge products for decision-makers in politics and the corporate world, researchers, experts and other interested users.

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