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Nexus News

News  |  20 Jul 2016

Call for Abstracts // Dresden Nexus Conference, 17-19 May 2017 (Kopie 1)

Under the umbrella "SDGs and the Nexus Approach: Monitoring and Implementation", the Dresden Nexus Conference 2017 (DNC2017) will focus on Multifunctional land-use systems and Resources management in resilient cities. Contributions to DNC2017 should be assigned to one of the session topics. Deadline is 31 July 2016.› more

News  |  11 Jul 2016

Water, energy and food security is more complex than you think

By Enda Hayes. While the water-energy-food nexus is all around us, it is rarely seen, considered or understood by the public or indeed by some policymakers. In most cases, this is because of the sheer complexity of the nexus, but also due to the fact that the connections are often indirect and at scales of influence beyond the immediate "sight" of consumers and decision-makers.› more

News  |  27 Jun 2016

Call for Proposals // Working Groups for Sustainable Water Future Programme (Water Future) of Future Earth

The Sustainable Water Future Programme (Water Future) of Future Earth, a major global platform for integrated research on global water, is calling for proposals to form different working groups that will develop the research programme of Water Future. The Nexus and related topics are among the priority areas of research. Submission deadline: 15 July 2016› more

News  |  23 Jun 2016

Nexus @EDD16 // Ensuring Policy Coherence between interconnected Sustainable Development Goals

Lab debate on SDG’s policy coherence and water-energy-food Nexus at the European Development Days 2016› more

Upcoming Nexus Events

Event  |  20 Jul 2016

Dresden Nexus Conference // SDGs and Nexus Approach - Monitoring and Implementation

The Dresden Nexus Conference is a platform developed to advance the sustainable development agenda by bringing actors together who apply a Nexus Approach to resource management. Side by side, researchers and implementers (policy- and decision makers) from universities, national and international organizations, UN entities, ministries and governmental agencies, as well as individual researchers and stakeholders from the private sector and civil society discuss current research and initiatives applying the Nexus Approach and the benefits for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. › more

Event  |  23 Jun 2016

Alliance for Water Stewardship // First Global Forum

The first AWS Global Water Stewardship Forum will be held in in Edinburg/Scotland on 1-2 Nov 2016. It will bring together water stewardship practitioners and promoters from around the world, providing an opportunity to advance the understanding and impact of AWS Water Stewardship, and to contribute to the further development of the global AWS Water Stewardship System.› more

Event  |  16 Jun 2016

Webinar // Delivering on the Promise: How do we scale up collaboration for the SDGs?

The webinar convenes a panel of four leaders in the field, with perspectives from the UN, business, and NGOs, to discuss how better collaboration across sectors can be achieved.› more

New Nexus Resources

Resource  |  27 Jul 2016

Project // Mainstreaming the water-energy-food security nexus into policies and institutions in the MENA region

The aim of the project is to identify entry points, processes and partners for WEF nexus mainstreaming into and value adding to regional and national policies and institutions in the MENA region while contributing to the SDG implementation and climate change adaptation.› more

Resource  |  14 Jul 2016

Project // Energy in Water (ENW)

Energy in Water (EnW) is a European Strategic Cluster Partnership - Going international (ESCP-4i) which aims to support and harness the growth and innovation potential of European SMEs operating across the water-energy "Nexus".› more

Resource  |  13 Jul 2016

Water-energy nexus // A low-carbon future means water security in Texas

In August of 2015, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made history by finalizing the Clean Power Plan, which establishes the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants in the United States. Under these commonsense standards, national carbon pollution levels in the electricity sector will be reduced 32 percent from 2005 levels. As the nation’s #1 electricity consumer and carbon polluter, Texas will need to reduce its carbon emissions from the power sector by 33 percent.› more

Nexus in the Media

14 Jul 2016

Mining Weekly // S Africa still reliant on coal, struggling to transition to low-carbon economy

South Africa is the twelfth-greatest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the world, as well as the biggest polluter on the African continent, according to German political foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES).› more

27 Jun 2016

IRENA Newsroom // Solar power boosts food production & fights poverty

Solar power offers health and environmental benefits over traditional energy sources — including reduced emissions and improved air quality — but the social benefits it offers are perhaps less well known. › more

16 Jun 2016

BIZCommunity // The Nexus between Water, Energy, Food and the Macro-environment

With South Africa being a water-stressed country and the recent drought propelling the country into a panic, there is an evident necessity for more efficient application of water conservation and management. The availability of water, or lack thereof, affects various sectors that consequently affect the country's economy.› more