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What’s the NEXUS?


Press Backgrounders

Our world faces enormous challenges. Water, energy and food will become ever scarcer in future, especially in poor countries. Although solutions can be found for many of the impending problems, the measures taken to tackle one problem impact on other sectors – often with negative consequences. Conflicts of objectives arise. Thus, more food or energy has, so far, come at a high cost: rising water consumption. And this is only one example of the contradictory relationships at work.

Press Briefing (1):
Networked solutions for an interlinked world

EN1.3 MB

DE1.1 MB

Press Briefing (2):
More goods for more people with fewer resources – Can it be done?

EN1.2 MB

DE1.6 MB


IFPRI: Media briefing presentation
“Emerging Country Strategies for Improving Food Security”

EN955 kB


WWF: Media briefing presentation
“Nahrung. Wasser. Energie – Drei Herausforderungen. Ein Planet.”


DE207 kB

SEI: Media briefing presentation
“Water, Energy and Food Security - Challenges and Opportunities”

EN3.0 MB


Other Documents

World Economic Forum:
“The Need for Fresh Water Economics”

EN756 kB



  • 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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