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NEXUS in Practice

16 Nov 15

Article

The water-energy-food nexus is promoted as a new approach for research and policy-making. But what does the nexus mean in practice and what kinds of benefits does it bring?

In this article we share our experiences with using a nexus approach in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap Lake area. We conclude that water, energy and food security are very closely linked, both in the Tonle Sap and in the transboundary Mekong River Basin generally.

09 Nov 15

Research Project

With the world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, engineers and scientists are looking for ways to meet the increasing demand for food

21 Feb 14

Research and Technology

This project which is funded by the European Union aims to bring emission-free plant and fish breeding from research to market.

02 Dec 13

Case study

Mauritius has recently developed a remarkable tourist and financial sector. Nevertheless the agricultural sector is still strong: The sugarcane production uses a considerable part of the water resources. This case study focusses on the options of reaching food and energy sufficiency on Mauritius by changes in the agricultural sector.

29 Nov 13

Case study

South Africa is still not fully electrified - the gouvernement just had to push this target to 2025. At the same time, the country is among the “Top 10” with the worst Carbon footprints in the world. This case study analyses, whether Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and woody bio mass help both generating more energy and reducing the countries Carbon emissions

29 Nov 13

Case study

This case study analyzes Punjab’s metabolic pattern, as the Indian state of Punjab contributes a remarkable part to India’s food production. As Punjab’s population grows, this case studys examines the option Punjab has to increase local sustainability

19 Nov 13

Integrated Resource Management

In the framework of the project up to ten selected cities in six Asian countries will be supported with a view to nexuscompliant integrated resource management.

30 Aug 13

Core Research Project

The WEFN (Water-Energy-Food Nexus) project aims to maximize human-environmental security (minimize the vulnerability) by choosing management structures and policies that optimize both the water-food and water-energy connections in Asia-Pacific coastal regions.

19 Feb 13

A project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

19 Feb 13

A project implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

07 Dec 12

Tool Development

A new tool for identifying sustainable resource management strategies governed by the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus, especially tailored for Qatar

28 Sep 12

NEXUS Modeling

Investigating complex interdependencies between agriculture, energy, and water in the Ukraine - by International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

24 Aug 12

A Preparation of China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection Co-Control Program - by Asian Development Bank (ADB)

15 May 12

by the Ministry of Energy and Mines (Laos), TheunHinboun Power Company, Statkraft Oslo, Electrcité du Laos, and GMS Lao Company Ltd.

07 May 12

by Ministry of Environment (Ecudaor), Universidad de Cuenca, ETAPA Telecommunications, Empresa Electro Generadora del Austro, Junta General de Usuarios del Sistema de Riego Machángara (JGUSRM), Secretaria Nacional del Agua (SENAGUA), Instituto Nacional del Riego (INAR) and the provincial government of Azuay/Ecuador

03 May 12

by Niger Basin Authority (NBA) and the Government of Mali

02 May 12

by Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS)

02 Mar 12

Modern Agriculture

by University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA)

02 Mar 12

Modern Agriculture

by Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany

02 Mar 12

Energy and Ecosystems

by RWE Power, Germany

02 Mar 12

Energy and Ecosystems

by Hamburg Wasser, Germany

02 Mar 12

Energy and Ecosystems

by Zero Waste New Zealand Ltd.

02 Mar 12

Innovative Water Management

by Performance Management Unit (PMU), Ministry of Water and Irrigation (Jordan)

02 Mar 12

Innovative Water Management

by Ethiopian Institute of Water Research, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources and MetaMeta

02 Mar 12

Innovative Water Management

by the Global Environment Facility (GEF)

01 Mar 12

Innovative Water Management

by Ministry of Water and Irrigation (Jordan)

01 Mar 12

Innovative Water Management

by Watershed Organization Trust (WOTR)

01 Mar 12

Innovative Water Management

by Fondation SEMFAO and GIZ

01 Mar 12

Modern Agriculture

by University of Hohenheim, Germany

01 Mar 12

Modern Agriculture

by Seawater Greenhouse (UK)

About

During the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference, twelve “Nexus Solutions in Practice” sessions demonstrated how a Nexus perspective is already being applied through a series of practical solutions from around the world and at different levels of application. These sessions brought the Nexus to life, helped to keep the conference discussions on a practical level and inspired conference participants to move to concrete action following the conference.

On the Water, Energy & Food Security NEXUS Resource Platform, the collection of practical solutions has become a major section. New best practice examples will be included.

NEXUS in the Media

29 Apr 16

Grace Communications Foundation

The “nexus” is where food, water and energy systems intersect.

29 Apr 16

QA Quality Assurance & Food Safety

In March 2016, LRQA, a professional assurance services organization, was invited to Cranfield University to participate as a board advisor for a research project on innovation within the Water Energy & Food (WEF) Nexus.

29 Apr 16

International Institute for Applyied System Analysis

The sufficient supply of food and energy requires large amounts of fresh water.

28 Apr 16

Tallahassee Democrat

Within the nexus of energy, water and food, access to safe drinking water remains one of the biggest challenges facing the global community.

27 Apr 16

Forbes

Last Friday, representatives of 175 countries met in New York to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Partners

  • IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
  • WEF World Economic Forum
  • WWF World Wide Fund for Nature

Bonn2011 Nexus Conference – in the context of Bonn Perspectives

  • Bonn Perspectives

initiated by

  • BONN
  • BMZ

funded by

  • European Regional Development Fund EFRE
  • NRW Ministerin fr Bundesangelegenheiten, Europa und Medien des Landes Nordrhein-Westphalen
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