Jobs

Opportunity // Research Assistant for the Nexus Network

University of Sussex / Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to contribute to the work of the Network Nexus team, synthesising existing outputs of the Nexus Network; organising and evaluating a workshop in May 2018 and working with colleagues to prepare and edit key documents on the Nexus Network.

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

WWF8 Session Report // Reflections and Discussions on the WEF-Nexus at the WWF8 from a Latin American Perspective

By Isabel Pasternack, Susanne Schmeier and Reinaldo Penailillo. President Michel Temer highlighted in his inauguration speech, the importance of the World Water Forum as a place for exchanging experiences and mutual learning. This is essential for the sustainable development of all countries facing severe water-related challenges. But how was the WEF-Nexus reflected and discussed from a Latin American perspective at the WWF8?

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

SPIS // Positive Prospects for Solar-powered Irrigation Systems

Solar powered irrigation systems are now an affordable and climate-friendly technology for both large and small-scale farmers in developing countries. But they need to be adequately managed and regulated to avoid the risk of unsustainable water use, FAO stressed in a new report published today. FAO offers guidance on how to make the most of innovation and guard against water waste.

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News

Taller // Aportes para el alineamiento de políticas hídricas con las políticas nacionales y de desarrollo bajo la perspectiva Nexo

La cuenca del río Santa Eulalia constituye un territorio importante. Produce el 50 % del agua y el 70% de la energía utilizada en Lima, ciudad capital convertida en la segunda ciudad más grande del mundo situada en un ecosistema desértico. A su vez es un valle principalmente rural con una vocación agrícola exportadora y de abastecimiento nacional.

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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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Research Papers, Publications and Books

Linking the Economics of Water, Energy, and Food // A Nexus Modeling Approach

By Perrihan Al-Riffai, Clemens Breisinger, Md. Hossain Alam Mondal, Claudia Ringler, Manfred Wiebelt and Tingju Zhu. The authors use an innovative methodology to model the socioeconomic linkages between water, energy, and food in the East Nile Basin. Based upon a theoretical nexus framework, the methodology is expanded into a quantifiable modeling suite that under-lies the analysis of each of three country case studies.

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

The Nexus: Reconsidering Environmental Security and Adaptive Capacity

By R. de Grenade, L.House-Peters, C.A. Scott, B. Thapa, M. Mills-Novoa, A. Gerlak and K. Verbist. The water–energy–food nexus has emerged as a productive discourse and methodology in academic research, science-policy dialogues, and development agendas. While the nexus provides a robust framework for interdisciplinary study, research remains focused on synergies and tradeoffs in resource ‘security’ and fails to adequately acknowledge the environment as the set of natural processes underpinning...

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Urban Nexus

Urban Nexus // Energy and Material Cycle of Waste-water

By Ruth Erlbeck and Ralph Trosse, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), on "Waste water to energy" and "Recycling of grey water".

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Urban Nexus

Urban Nexus // Energy and Material Cycle of Solid Waste

By Ruth Erlbeck and Ralph Trosse, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), on "Solid waste management" and "recycling of solid waste".

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Media

The Peninsula Qatar // Belmont Forum Approves Qatar’s Research Proposal

The proposal titled "Formulating Sustainable Urban Food, Water and Energy (FEW) strategy by optimising the synergetic effects among food, water and energy sectors" that was submitted by a Qatari team to Belmont Forum for this year has been approved.

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Media

Circle of Blue // America’s Oil Boom Can Not Happen Without Groundwater

By Keith Schneider. Unleashing billions of barrels of oil locked in beds of shale 10,000 feet deep is only possible if the oil industry — and state and federal regulators — safely manage production challenges involving the region’s other primary resource: water.

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Media

Yale News // Using solar power to bring clean drinking water to remote areas

By William Weir. Using solar energy and nanoparticles to make saltwater drinkable, researchers from Yale and Rice University have developed a system that could potentially be used off-grid in remote areas or in domestic settings. The system, known as nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation (NESMD), incorporates a porous membrane with carbon black nanoparticles.

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