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NEXUS News, What if I told you that with the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which controls the power grid for roughly 80 percent of the state, could save more than 60,000 acre-feet (or nearly 21 billion gallons) of water per year by 2030? - by Kate Zerrenner | Water Energy Food Nexus, Bonn 2011

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18 Oct 14

Water-Energy Nexus

What if I told you that with the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which controls the power grid for roughly 80 percent of the state, could save more than 60,000 acre-feet (or nearly 21 billion gallons) of water per year by 2030? - by Kate Zerrenner

Since the US Environmental Protection Agency released its proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) in June of this year, the plan has been a hot topic in every US state. In Texas alone, the state has held a joint regulatory agency hearing and two days of legislative hearings. Unfortunately, in both cases, the general tone of testimony was that of Chicken Little.

17 Oct 14

Water-Food Nexus

Every food item we eat needs water for its production, but different foods require different amount of water. What do you think consumes more water: a steak, a glass of milk, a piece of bread or a cucumber? The short answer to this question is that the steak is the biggest water consumer. - by Ylva Ran

09 Oct 14

Nexus Conference 2015

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 Oct 2015. The Nexus 2015 conference will again have an opportunity to input to the Sustainable Development Goals process and will bring together governments, intergovernmental organizations, academics, local government, the private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders.

07 Oct 14

Call

In response to nexus challenges EPSRC, with input from other research councils, is running a sandpit in the water energy food nexus in order to try to engender a radical change in the research undertaken in this field in the UK. This complex area presents multi-dimensional research challenges that require a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to addressing them. It is expected that £4-5 million of Research Council funding will be made available to fund research projects arising from this sandpit with additional computational modelling support from STFC.

23 Sep 14

Save Energy

When we think about water deficiency, we don’t necessarily consider how it might be related to our energy consumption. However, water and energy are highly connected to one another. - by Anna Hahnemann

22 Sep 14

NY Climate Summit

Africa plans to lay out a strong case for increased investments in the water, food and energy sectos at the UN Climate Summit in New York to be held on 23 September, according to the Secretariat of the ClimDev-Africa Programme in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

NEXUS in the Media

23 Oct 14

The Economist

If rivers run dry or we pollute them, it’s not just wildlife that suffers; water companies, farmers and power utilities are affected too. This is why governments from South Africa to Sweden have prioritised the maintenance of river flows in laws, policy or guidelines. The maintenance of river flows is critical to determining the future success or failure of meeting the water security challenge. The trade-offs referred to in abstract food-water-energy nexus debates often take tangible form when decisions are made about how to use rivers like the Itchen, Godavari, Great Ruaha or Yangtze. Yet we hear little in nexus debates about these vital freshwater ecosystems. By Dave Tickner

23 Oct 14

Independent European Daily Express

Security is a multi-faceted domain that operates at the nexus of human development and sustainable management of water, energy and food resources.

22 Oct 14

IUCN

Does a shift in global policy debates toward the ‘water-energy-food security nexus’ - that is, looking at competition over natural resources to provide for these vital needs - translate into any real change in the way water is managed? Is the concept useful in this era of a changing climate? Beatrice Mosello of ODI and Shehnaaz Moosa of CDKN report on the latest in ‘nexus’ debates from World Water Week, which they attended in Stockholm in September.

22 Oct 14

Engineering News

A 12-month prefeasibility study (PFS) by consulting firm GIBB to investigate the viability of the Monont’sa pumped-storage power plant, in Lesotho, has concluded that the scheme will provide significant power to South Africa’s rapidly developing neighbour when required to do so.

22 Oct 14

World Economic Forum

According to UN projections, the world’s population could reach 9.15 billion by 2050, creating a 60% increase in demand for food.

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