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Modelling and Assessment

Tools // New Version of the Nexus Tools Platform 2.0

The Nexus Tools Platform aims at facilitating the application of a cross-sectoral Nexus Approach to environmental resources management. This requires a holistic understanding of the interlinkages of environmental processes. However, no single modelling tool is available or even conceivable which covers all aspects and processes related to the nexus of resources. The Nexus Tools Platform by UNU-FLORES is an integrated modelling tool that tries to achieve this. In its beta version, NTP 2.0 offers...

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Mountains

Job Vacancy // Research Analyst II (Food, Forests and Water Program) at WRI

WRI seeks a full-time, limited-term Research Analyst II to join WRI's Food, Forests, and Water Program. This position will support, coordinate, and contribute to high-quality research products, stakeholder outreach, and development efforts across a range of topics, teams, and geographies, supporting overall objectives of advancing transformative solutions for climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustaining forests for future generations, and ensuring a water-secure future.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

El Nexo y Agricultura // El Proyecto Sahara Forest

Convertir el desierto en un lugar verde y sostenible es el objetivo ambicioso del Proyecto Bosque del Sahara, establecido en Jordania en 2016. La iniciativa comenzó a utilizar instalaciones de desalinización de agua y fotovoltaicas para convertir hasta 20 hectáreas de desierto en un oasis.

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SDGs

Nexus and SDGs // Linking the Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Sustainable Development Indicators for the Mediterranean Region

Food production and water provision are are two urgent socio-economic and environmental issues in the Mediterranean region. Because these aspects are closely linked, they need to be tackled by an integrated approach known as Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus, with JRC highly engaged. Not only the global food crises of 2008 and 2011 drew attention to the crucial role of food security in the Mediterranean basin, especially considering the consequences for social and political equilibrium in the...

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

World Future Energy Summit 2019

WFES is a global industry platform connecting business and innovation in energy, clean technology and efficiency for a sustainable future. Acting as an enabler for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, WFES inspires the transfer of ideas, technology and investment across borders and between the public and private sectors worldwide. The WFES brand brings together specialist exhibitors, technologies, speakers and insights covering Energy and Efficiency, Water, Solar, Mobility, Waste and Green Buildings.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

WaterEnergyNEXUS Symposium // Taste the Future: Advanced Technologies and Best Practices

The WaterEnergyNEXUS symposium will provide an international platform to share and discuss key topics on water issues with the presentation of nature-based solutions, advanced technologies and best practices with the support of experts invited as plenary and keynote speakers.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

ResNexus 2018 Conference // Rethinking Urban Resilience

The conference is part of the “Resilience and Vulnerability at the urban nexus of food, water, energy and the environment” (ResNexus) project jointly funded by the FAPESP, ESRC and NWO. It will be hosted by the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University and Research in conjunction with the ResNexus project partners Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex and the Faculty of Public Health at the University of São Paulo.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

International Conference // Water Science for Impact

Water Science for Impact will focus on water quality and quantity in the broadest sense. The conference brings together leaders in science, policy, and the public and private sectors to examine water science from a multidisciplinary perspective. Water science is crucial to expanding our understanding of water quality and quantity related issues that humankind encounters. The Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus is one of the key topics of the conference.

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TEDxTAMU about meliorism
Videos

TedX Talk on SDG and the WEF- Nexus // How will you Choose to Contribute?

TedX talk at Texas A&M Univerity by Bassel Daher introduces three major interconnected challenges facing our global community: water, energy , and food security. Focusing on the importance of working across disciplines to address these complex challenges, Daher presents the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a platform and catalyst that contributes to resolving them. He highlights the important role of science in supporting the development of the policies needed to achieve a more...

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Migration

*الترابط بين الغذاء والهجرة // الأسباب الجذرية للنزوح: انعدام الأمن الغذائي، والنزاع، والهجرة الدولية

أجرى برنامج الأغذية العالمي هذه الدراسة لتحديد الدور الذي يقوم به الأمن لغذائي وعوامل أخرى لإرغام الناس على الهجرة عبر الحدود. وتعبر هذه الدراسة، التي استندت إلى بحوث كمية ونوعية، على أصوات الناس الذين غادروا البلدان التي نشأوا فيها عن طريق عرض الروايات الشخصية لمهاجرين من مختلف البلدان. وقد استمدت هذه الروايات من مقابلات تمت في تركيا، والأردن، ولبنان، وإيطاليا، واليونان.

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Resource

Book Chapter // The Importance of the Water-Energy Nexus for Emerging Countries When Moving Towards Below 2 °C

By Gary Goldstein, Pascal Delaquil, Fadiel Ahjum, Bruno Merven, Adrian Stone, James Cullis, Wenying Chen, Nan Li, Yongnan Zhu, Yizi Shang, Diego Rodriguez, Morgan Bazilian, Anna Delgado-Martin, Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm. The Thirsty Energy initiative of the World Bank assists countries to address water and energy planning challenges in an integrated manner. This book chapter analyses two Case Studies for South Africa and China and their different approaches to developing “water-smart” energy...

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Infographics

Infographic // The Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus by IUCN

This infographic shows the interactions and key questions around the relationship triangle of water, energy and food security, like: What are energy efficient water-treatment technologies? How does watershed management help hydropower? What technologies make irrigation more water efficient? et al.

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Media

أخبار الخليج // زباري يناقش «الترابط بين المياه والطاقة والغذاء في المنطقة العربية» في المؤتمر العربي للمياه بالكويت

By: Akhbar Al Khaleej. Professor Waleed Zubari, Coordinator of the Water Resources Management Program at the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain discusses the "Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Arab Region" at the Arab Conference on Water in Kuwait.

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Media

النهار // بالصور: "بيريتيك" تسعى لتطوير الابتكار في الغذاء والمياه والطاقة

By: An-Nahar. In Pictures: Berytech Seeks to Develop Innovation in Food, Water and Energy. Berytech organised a series of activities related to the EU-funded project Horizon2020, affiliated to the 5TOI_4EWAS program to promote innovation and research in regards to the nexus between water, energy and food in the region.

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Media

Devex // Opinion: How to Keep Africa’s Boom in Solar-Powered Irrigation From Going Bust

By: Miriam Otoo and Petra Schmitter. Solar-powered irrigation pumps are without a doubt one of Africa’s most promising solutions to climate change impacts and chronic hunger. As efforts to bring electricity to rural areas continue to stall and rainfall remains sporadic across much of the continent, the option of these pumps to give water to parched fields and to bolster food production is gaining momentum.

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