Nexus Calendar // Archive 2018

Seminars

Building a Resilient, Smart & Sustainable City // The Energy-Water Nexus

By Cleantech San Diego, Itron, and Cisco. Energy and water are the world’s two most critical resources, yet their vital interconnections and vulnerabilities are less often recognized. Smart, resilient cities in the San Diego region and beyond are tackling these connection points head on.

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Sessions, Panels and Side Events

Side Event at the UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development // UN-Water Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation (SDG 6)

To provide input to Member States on SDG 6, UN-Water produces the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation to be launched in June 2018. This side event at the ECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development will discuss the early signals emerging from the writing process of the report and will give participants the opportunity to discover the global status on SDG 6 based on new data and discuss challenges and opportunities for implementing SDG 6.

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Lectures

Lecture // Water-food interlinkages and the Nexus

Lecture by Dr Floor Brouwer, Wageningen University & Research at Centre for Water Systems, University of Exeter, introducing the SIM4NEXUS project, a research and innovation action to support nexus-compliant practices in Europe. The project aims to address knowledge and technology gaps and thereby facilitate the design of policies within the Nexus.

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Urban Nexus

Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme // Training Workshop: "Urban Nexus in the MENA Region"

The Nexus Regional Dialogue in the MENA Region as part of the Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme conduced the training in in collaboration with the MENA Region Initiative as a Model of Nexus Approach and Renewable Energy Technologies (MINARET).

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

5th Anniversary Symposium // From Isolation to Integration: Five Years of Research on the Water-Waste-Soil Nexus

Five years after its founding, UNU-FLORES in Dresden invite guests to look at the current state of affairs of research on the Nexus Approach and what UNU-FLORES’s role will continue to be in shaping it in the next five years.

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Lectures

Climate Justice // The Nexus of International Leadership, Climate Change, Food, Water and Poverty

Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice, presents a talk on the complexities and components of climate change.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Water for Food International Forum // Farmer-led irrigated agriculture: Seeds of opportunity

Smallholder agriculture is the predominant form of farming in much of the developing world, yet production falls far short of potential due to a lack of access and rights to water for irrigation, flexible financing, technology, linkages to markets, and the capacity to manage production.

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SDGs

HLPF 2018 // Expert Group Meeting on Advancing the 2030 Agenda: Interlinkages and Common Themes at the HLPF 2018

UN-DESA organized an expert group meeting entitled "Advancing the 2030 Agenda: Interlinkages and Common Themes at the HLPF 2018" to look specifically at the interconnections between the SDGs under review at the High-level Political Forum in 2018 and the rest of Agenda 2030, with their concrete implications for policies, programmes and partnerships.

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Event

Workshop // WEF NEXUS-SDGs Position Paper

This workshop is part of the framework “EC Nexus Dialogues – Phase I (2016-2018)”. The main objectives of the workshop will be to validate the draft document compiling all the contributions and to generate conclusions and recommendations to address the needs of institutions and organisations implementing the WEF Nexus in practice, including quality control of relevant projects, design criteria for these, and demonstration of the added-value and benefits occurring from the investment.

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Event

Nexus Seminar // Responsive Water Governance in Context of Semi-Arid Environments and Developing Countries

Lecture by Prof. Dr Muna Mirghani, visiting professor, TU Berlin. The topic of the presentation is linked to the broader discourse on sustainable water resources management. It highlights the importance of water governance adaptation as a core component of national development strategies and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries.

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