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NEXUS News, The Nexus plays a crucial role in the Middle East. A nexus approach - specifically, to water and energy planning – can lead to smarter, more resilient development solutions. This article gives an introduction to the present nexus debate in Arabic language. By Rabi H. Mohtar and Bassel Daher | Water Energy Food Nexus, Bonn 2011

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26 Feb 15

Nexus Basics

The Nexus plays a crucial role in the Middle East. A nexus approach - specifically, to water and energy planning – can lead to smarter, more resilient development solutions. This article gives an introduction to the present nexus debate in Arabic language. By Rabi H. Mohtar and Bassel Daher

Our global community is facing unprecedented risks and challenges that are directly linked to the way we currently understand and manage our resources. Providing sustainable solutions to overcome present challenges poses the need to study the existent interlinkages between these resources. This entry presents water, energy, and food as main systems that form a nexus, which itself is affected by defined external factors. Promoting integrative thinking in the process of strategic planning comes through highlighting the intimate level of interconnectedness between these systems.

25 Feb 15

Conference

Abstract submission for the conference “Exploring Geographic Connections”, organised by the Australian National University and taking place in Canberra, 1-3 July 2015, is now open. The event, organised by the Institute of Australian Geographers at the Australian National University (ANU), focuses on exploring and strengthening the links between geography and the diverse domains that geographers apply themselves. Two planned sessions deal explicitly with the nexus.

18 Feb 15

Conference cancelled

On 18 Feb 2015, the hosts of the event, The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators, announced that this conference, one of the leading nexus events of the year, has been cancelled due to very low registration.

06 Feb 15

New Publication

The water-energy-food nexus is the “new kid on the block” in development thinking since 2008, and is a key concept within the UN post-2015 development agenda. The current framing of the nexus, however, needs to refocus onto the big issues of inequality and local access rights to resources according to a Special Issue of Water Alternatives, published this week.

04 Feb 15

Nexus Research

As a part of the 2016 budget, NSF plans to invest heavily in research on the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS). This is an NSF-wide investment that aims to understand, design, and model the interconnected food, energy, and water system through an interdisciplinary research effort that incorporates all areas of science and engineering and addresses the natural, social, and human-built factors involved.

03 Feb 15

The Nexus Network

ESRC would like to invite leading UK academic and non-academics to be selected for a two-day workshop in Cape Town to develop the scope of the programme, on 24 and 25 Feb 2015. Deadline for application is 6 Feb 2015.

NEXUS in the Media

16 Feb 15

Asia is the fastest-growing region in the world, with a billion people added to its cities from 1980 to 2010. Urbanization drives Asia’s position as an economic powerhouse, but for this growth to be sustainable, careful planning is being urged to create more resilient cities that are not only resource-efficient, but also promote quality of life. With the rapid pace of urbanization across the globe, the vital resources of energy, water and food are coming under great pressure. In 2014, Shell led the Powering Progress Together (PPT)-Asia forum in Manila, the first multisectoral dialogue in the region to discuss the relevant themes of the energy-water-food stress nexus.

03 Feb 15

Renewable Energy for SIDS

A report titled ‘Renewable Energy in the Water, Energy and Food Nexus’ finds that renewable energy has the potential to generate significant water savings.

03 Feb 15

Water Resources and Economics

Submission deadline for articles: 29 May 2015.

03 Feb 15

Climate Control News

Lend Lease has awarded Veolia a long term contract to operate and maintain one of Australia’s largest district energy, cooling and water treatment schemes at Barangaroo South in Sydney.

30 Jan 15

WaterWorld

Realising the renewable energy plans of the Gulf Cooperation Council region (GCC) will result in a 20% reduction in water withdrawals in the power sector, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency.

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