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11 Apr 14

Nexus in Egypt

The study focuses on food security, energy supply and water management and how these sectoral parts can be brought to the water-food-energy nexus. State-owned German implementing agency Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) commissioned the study.

The water, energy and food security nexus means that the three sectors — water security, energy security and food security — are inextricably linked and that actions in one area more often than not have impact in one or both of the other areas. These linkages have always been present, but the world population hurdles towards 8 billion with increasing demands for basic services and growing desires for higher living standards.

11 Apr 14

Water-Energy Nexus

The energy-water nexus is gaining traction with diverse stakeholders around the world and it is becoming increasingly clear that we cannot plan for our planet’s future if we do not consider energy and water together. - By Kate Zerrenner.

28 Mar 14

World Water Day 2014

World Water Day highlighted the importance of integrated planning through concerted policies and infrastructure. - By William Rex and Vivien Foster

28 Mar 14

World Water Day 2014

Water-related activities, such as treatment and distribution, account for almost 20 percent of California’s total electricity use. A disruption in access to one of these precious resources can have a detrimental effect on access to the other, creating a vicious cycle that unsettles our way of life. - By Katie Hsia-Kiung.

27 Mar 14

Nexus Concept

The key difference between the Nexus and IWRM is that IWRM starts with the water resource when considering the interrelationships between water, food and energy. In an idealized form the Nexus approach seeks to look at all three elements as an interrelated system. A policy paper by UNSGAB.

27 Mar 14

World Water Day 2014

Solutions to pressing issues must recognize mountains’ integral role in the water-energy-food nexus. - By Aditi Mukherji

NEXUS in the Media

14 Apr 14

Environmental Leader

The link between energy and water greatly impacts the food sector, the EDF says. Stakeholders are increasingly talking about the energy-water-food nexus and how to manage growing populations and the demand on all three resources, the organization says. The EDF recommends creating a systematic approach to solve the interconnected issues the link energy, water, food and climate change. The EDF points to a declaration submitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations by 300 delegates from 33 countries centers on the idea that Earth and the communities that live on it are part of a system.

11 Apr 14

Science Unstained

The event Smart Solutions for 2050: “Water, Food, Energy, Climate” was sponsored by Shell. The blogger debates the inpact of this fact on the event itself, as this is the topic of the blog: “We think the public discussion of science and technology should be kept public. We appreciate that private funding is a big part of science, but it doesn’t have to frame public debate about it.”

10 Apr 14

Countercurrents

It is our common sense that water and the human life are inextricably linked. Water is part and parcel of all the aspects of human life: health, food production, economic vitality, etc. In a country like Sri Lanka, still we are rich with a good number of water sources. But Sri Lanka has been facing hardships in recent years due to changes of rain patterns, a result of the climate change.

09 Apr 14

United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC)

Sri Lanka is highly dependant on hydro-generation for much of its power needs. Nearly 50 percent of the country’s power is water-based. With the continued drought, power prices are likely to increase as only 13 percent of the country’s power needs are being met. The poorer sections of the country are likely to be hit hardest, as the government is forced to import oil to meet power needs. The water shortages in the past have slowed down economic growth for the water dependant isle.

09 Apr 14

Vietnam+

Strengthening cross-border cooperation for water, energy and food security in transboundary basins during a time of climate change lies at the heart of a conference that is being held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 2 and 3.

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  • WEF World Economic Forum
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  • NRW Ministerin fr Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen
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