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16 Sep 14


Interactions between water, energy and food

Optimization - innovation - solution

16 Sep 14

Case Study Report

Growing more with less: China’s progress in agricultural water management and reallocation

Since the early 1990s, China has experienced remarkable economic growth, lifting nearly 600 million people out of poverty. Investments in agricultural productivity post-1978 drove this growth, but also led to pollution and overuse of water resources.

15 Sep 14

Abstract Volume

Energy and Water

This volume contains material from the World Water Week in Stockholm August 31-September 5, 2014, focussing on energy and water

13 Sep 14


Water Allocation between Agriculture and Energy: Economic vs Social values

by M.M.M. Aheeyar and M.A.C.S. Bandara held at the 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden

12 Sep 14


Public–Private Roundtables at the Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial

Report by the U.S. Department of Energy on the Fifth Clean Energy Ministerial in Seoul, Republic of Korea on May 12 - 13, 2014

11 Sep 14

Advancing the water-energy-food nexus: social networks and institutional interplay in the Blue Nile

This study by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) fills a gap in the nexus debate by focusing on concrete actors and the nexus challenges they struggle with, instead of on abstract systems and the resource flows between sectors. Based on participatory, visual network mapping and focus group discussions, the paper illustrates three interdependent challenges of the water-energy-food nexus in the Upper Blue Nile in Ethiopia. First, it points to the central role of biomass-based energy resources and the need to balance national ambitions for hydropower and immediate energy needs for rural communities. Second, it identifies agricultural water management as a critical issue where linkages across sectors and scales need to be improved. Third, it highlights the need to strengthen actors working on environmental sustainability issues, and generating political support for their objectives, by making available evidence on the value of nature for development.

11 Sep 14


Ensuring Food Security: An Ecosystems Approach

by Andrew Noble (CGIAR) at the Workshop on Water, energy, food and ecosystem security at World Water Week 2014 in Stockholm in September 2014

11 Sep 14


Analysis of impacts of large-scale investments in agriculture on water resources, ecosystems and livelihoods; and development of policy options for decision makers

The goal of this research project on behalf of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) is to analyze the nature and extent of impacts of foreign direct investments (FDI) in agriculture in Africa.

10 Sep 14


Cooperation for Water, Energy, and Food Security in Transboundary Basins under Changing Climate

Report of the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) international conference held in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam from 2–3 April, 2014

10 Sep 14


UN-Water Stakeholder Dialogue: The Water-Energy-Food-Nexus and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Video recording from the World Water Week 2014 in Stockholm, this webcast will show the Fifth UN-Water Stakeholder Dialogue where representatives from Germany and other Member States, civil society, international organizations and other major relevant stakeholders will discuss how to best capture the interlinkages between water and other sectors such as energy and food/agriculture.

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NEXUS Knowledge

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.

Systematic & full text search will be added soon.

We do welcome your suggestions for inclusion of Nexus-related information and thank you in advance!

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  • IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
  • WEF World Economic Forum
  • WWF World Wide Fund for Nature

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