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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

19 Oct 14

Zawya

The critical, interrelated relationship between energy, water and food was highlighted today at the “Powering Progress Together” conference, jointly hosted in Abu Dhabi by Shell and Masdar.

19 Oct 14

University at Buffalo News Center

Four research projects have received funding under RENEW, the University at Buffalo’s new interdisciplinary environmental research initiative.

19 Oct 14

Sustainable Development Policy & Practise

The UN Environment Management Group (EMG) has published a ‘Stocktaking Report on Green Economy Knowledge Products by UN Agencies and Partners.

17 Oct 14

Addressing food, energy and water security as interconnected is the key to securing sustainable communities, according to a report released on World Environment Day on 5 June 2014 by WWF South Africa.

17 Oct 14

E2Designlab Blog

The urban fringe is perhaps the best place to start to make the big moves, overlapping urban and rural functions instead of keeping them apart.

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