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10 Dec 13


Let’s look long term: What Difference will Nexus Thinking have made in 2050?

The nexus approach works best with clear strategic goals. Implementation works best when all stakeholders work together and decisions are based on information and strives to learn from past mistakes. This presentation by Mike Muller, Commissioner, National Planning Commission, South Africa, outlines what could be achieved in 2050 implementing the nexus approach on water and energy security - to point this out, to focus on unintended consequences of South African water planning

20 Dec 12


Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Drivers, Interdependencies and Regional Opportunities

held by Dr. Emmanuel Olet, Program Officer at the Nile Basin Initiative, at the African Dialogue on the Water-Food-Energy Nexus in Nairobi.

17 Sep 12


The Nile Basin - The NEXUS in Science and Research

by Holger Hoff (SEI): Overview, Initial Scenarios, Charles Iceland (WRI): Hydropower, Vulnerability to and Impacts on Water Scarcity, Jakob Granit (SEI/SIWI): Water Energy Nexus Opportunities, Guy Pegram (Pegasys): Water Food Nexus Opportunities, Abby Onencan (Nile Basin Discourse): The Role of Science, Nexus, Cooperation

02 May 12


Food Security: Priorities for Small States and LDCs

by Dirk Willem te Velde (ODI), held on 19 April 2012, Washington Commonwealth-Francophonie-G20 - Development Working Group Outreach Meeting


28 Jun 12

Nexus at Rio+20

A voice from the ground, Edward Byers, PhD student from Newcastle/UK, gives his view of the NEXUS event at the German Pavilion in Rio.

27 Jun 12

NEXUS Interview

An interview with Albert Butare, Co-Chair of the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference and NEXUS ambassador

04 Jun 12

Side Event at the Africa Water Week

“The nexus is an important process which has been started at the Bonn conference and needs to be continued by committed people at all levels in order to effect change”. — by Nicole Kranz

16 Apr 12

NEXUS event in the German House in New York

German-Rwandan Side event on the Nexus on 22nd March before the 3rd Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD

26 Mar 12


Nature is the missing, fourth dimension of the water-food-energy security nexus, says Dr Mark Smith, Director of IUCN’s Water Programme.

26 Oct 11

Nexus Blog

How Water Makes Green Economies a Moving Target

19 Apr 11


Interview with Albert Butare, CEO of Fatracs Co Limited and former Minister of Energy and Water of the Republic of Rwanda

NEXUS in the Media

23 Aug 14


Africa: At the Crucial Nexus of Water and Energy

Global institutions are still in the learning phase when it comes to successfully managing water and energy in an integrated manner as part of the quest for sustainable development.

24 Mar 14


World Water Day 2014 - AfDB’s Support to Avoid Waste and Allow for the Reuse of Water

Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa, needs more energy for social and economic development. African Development Bank funds dams as well as studies on the dam’s impacts. They aim for a high rate of water reuse in the region

08 Jan 13

Hydro Powered Irrigation System to Enhance Food Security

“Improving irrigation in arable land in the developing world can be an effective way to increase food productivity and thus food security.”

29 Aug 12

Stockholm and the Nexus

A summary of the Stockholm Water Week’s discussions on the NEXUS on 28 August 2012.

08 May 12

Solutions for a Hungry World – AlertNet Special Coverage

Explore Solutions through AlertNet’s animations and videos, such as “Greening The Ghetto”, “What is Food Insecurity?”, “The Rice Story”, “Land Security brings Food Security” and more

21 Mar 12

Millennium Villages shed light on water security on World Water Day

Lessons from the Millennium Villages Project can lead the way forward. Based in the poorest and most challenging environments in sub-Saharan Africa, the 14 Millennium Villages have increased food production and crop diversification, while at the same time increasing household income – by transforming subsistence farming to commercialized agriculture.


  • 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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