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NEXUS News, The tremendous demand human society has for water, food and energy is only expected to increase. And as sectors search for ways to apply integrated solutions that address the needs of all three sectors, they are too often leaving out a critical component - nature - says Ecosystem Marketplace’s most recent report on watershed investments. By Kelli Barrett, Ecosystem Marketplace | Water Energy Food Nexus, Bonn 2011

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21 Jan 15

The New Lingo of Resource Management

The tremendous demand human society has for water, food and energy is only expected to increase. And as sectors search for ways to apply integrated solutions that address the needs of all three sectors, they are too often leaving out a critical component - nature - says Ecosystem Marketplace’s most recent report on watershed investments. By Kelli Barrett, Ecosystem Marketplace

The concept of natural or “green” infrastructure is replacing the old-school “gray” infrastructure of concrete and steel that has traditionally been used to address water, energy and food security challenges. Unfortunately the success stories are the exception that proves the rule, as investment in green infrastructure to solve nexus challenges often falls short of its potential.

21 Jan 15

Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Publisher Elsevier invites papers from researchers and practitioners in engineering, natural and social sciences as well as humanities. Articles at the interface of these disciplines are particularly encouraged. Deadline is 28 Feb 2015.

23 Dec 14

Chapel Hill Nexus Conference

The forthcoming “Nexus Conference on Water, Food, Climate and Energy”, taking place in Chapel Hill/USA on 15-17 March 2015 is now accepting side event requests. The conference organisers have also drafted a list of planned outcomes, i.e. a Nexus Declaration Input to the SDG Process, a Draft of Nexus Principles for Companies, and Draft for Nexus Guidance for Governments.

19 Dec 14

Water-Energy Nexus

The business world is quickly beginning to understand the intersection of the water sector and the energy sector and the significant impact they have on business operations. In the commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors, energy efficiency and other measures could save as much as 15-30 percent of water use without reducing operations. By Kate Zerrenner

18 Nov 14

Urban Nexus

“Operationalizing the Urban NEXUS: Towards resource efficient and integrated cities and metropolitan regions” highlights benefits of Urban NEXUS approach for resource optimization in cities around the world.

17 Nov 14

Water-Sustainability Nexus

The book, edited by Walter Leal and Vakur Sumer, is intended to provide a notable contribution towards addressing the growing need for high-quality, interdisciplinary papers, which can be used not only as a valuable information source but also as tools to support teaching and research and, as an added value, help to assist in decision-making. Abstracts for chapter proposals must be submitted by 25 Dec 2014.

NEXUS in the Media

28 Jan 15

Just Means

An interesting project was unveiled at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. It combines biofuels and aquaculture to produce a combination of food and fuel.

28 Jan 15

Global Issues

A new report says meeting increasing energy demand could increase water withdrawals unless more cost effective renewable energy sources are deployed in power, water and food production.

28 Jan 15

einnewesdesk

A new report says meeting increasing energy demand could increase water withdrawals unless more cost effective renewable energy sources are deployed in power, water and food production.

28 Jan 15

AllAfrica

A new report says meeting increasing energy demand could increase water withdrawals unless more cost effective renewable energy sources are deployed in power, water and food production.

28 Jan 15

Eco-business

A new report says meeting increasing energy demand could increase water withdrawals unless more cost effective renewable energy sources are deployed in power, water and food production.

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  • IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
  • WEF World Economic Forum
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  • BMZ

funded by

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  • NRW Ministerin für Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen
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