Nexus Calendar // Archive 2016

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COP22 Side Event//The WEF Nexus approach in the MENA region - a road to climate adaptation and mitigation in policy making, science and practical implementation

The side event will discuss good practices and recommendations on how the Water, Energy, Food Security Nexus can benefit activities on adaptation to climate change and the mitigation of greenhouse gases in the region. The session will involve key experts and decision makers from the policy, science and practitioner’s communities, involving both the public as well as the industrial sector.

 

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Session “Managing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus” at the Regional Dialogue on Extractive Industry Governance and Infrastructure, ECLAC, Santiago, Chile

The governance of natural resources and infrastructure emerge among the fundamental challenges for the implementation of Agenda 2030 in Latin America and the Caribbean. Countries have struggled to convert export boom periods of these natural resources in long term processes of economic and social development. In turn, the lack of adequate infrastructure and the inefficient provision of services are major obstacles to effective implementation of public policies focused on equality, full...

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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.

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Lecture // The Food-Water-Energy Nexus - The Energy Challenge

In his talk Dr Tim Fox will focus on the energy challenge of the nexus. The defining human challenge of the 21st Century is likely to be that of feeding an estimated global population of 9 – 10 billion, an increase of around 2.5 billion on 2016, while simultaneously tackling the impacts of climate change in a world characterised by competition for depleting resources of water, energy and land.

Given that the global food system accounts for about 70% of human water use, and is estimated to...

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King's College // The Food-Water-Energy Nexus in the Middle East and North Africa

Mark Mulligan, Tony Allan, and a number of King’s Water members will speak at a Public Event on the "Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture" (MENARA-Project) exploring the water-food-energy nexus in the region.

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Symposium // Perspectives at the Water-Energy-Climate Nexus

How can we continue to meet our essential water and energy needs? — How can we ensure safe and reliable resource provision to cities while protecting residents from adverse impacts, such as flooding? — How can we simultaneously increase the efficiency and resilience of energy and water use? — How can local communities and governments best work together to solve these challenges?

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World Water Congress 2016 // Water and Energy Nexus

Water And Energy Integrated Planning And Capacity Building - Energy Implications Of The Millennium Drought On The Urban Water Cycles In Southeast Australian Cities - Reducing Energy Use For Water Supply To Urban China's High-rises - Utilization Of Renewable Energy In Metropolitan Waterworks

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Webinar // Water, Energy, Food Security in the Amazon: Challenges and Opportunities (Spanish)

In this webinar experiences will be shared in the implementation of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus framework through an analysis of transverse and vertical coherence of public policies in Brazil, Colombia and Peru. Also risks, trade-offs and opportunities identified in the analysis and preliminary recommendations will be discussed. Finally the contribution of the approach of Water-Energy-Food Nexus will be evaluated to improve governance of natural resources in the Amazon.

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Conference Session // Dealing with a wicked problem?: WEF NEXUS Thinking: UK and International Perspectives

This session of the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2016 will explore WEF nexus challenges and associated methodologies and ask if parallels can be drawn from existing wicked problem solutions. Treating Water, Energy and Food (WEF) as an integrated system opens up space to explore efficiency gains and opportunities for innovative low impact solutions.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Conference // Nexus Thinking

The theme for the 2016 Annual Conference (AC2016) of the Royal Geographical Society (UK) is nexus thinking, an approach that has attracted a surge of interest in the last five years among academics, policy-makers and third sector organizations. The aim of nexus thinking is to address the interdependencies, tensions and trade-offs between different environmental and social domains – an approach to which geographers might feel an inherent attraction. Rather than seeing energy, food and water...

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