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Sessions, Panels and Side Events

Exhibition at Saxonian Sustainability Conference // UNU-FLORES Nexus Approach Exhibition

The Nexus Approach Exhibition will be displayed in the lobby of the Opera House during the Conference. It will provide participants with an overview of an integrated approach to environmental resources management as advocated at UNU-FLORES. The Nexus Approach can help boost our efforts to achieve the SDGs by enhancing our understanding of the sophisticated and complex linkages in the natural world and by encouraging us to take all these interconnections into consideration in our projects.

Where and when


29 Nov 2018


  • Sächsische Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz-Gesellschaft e. V. zur Förderung der Nachhaltigkeit
  • CivixX – Werkstatt für Zivilgesellschaft
  • Sächsische Landesstiftung Natur und Umwelt

About Saxonian Sustainability Conference

The Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz Society organises the annual Saxonian Sustainability Conference. The aim of this conference series is to advance the ideas and legacy of Carlowitz and trigger practical action for sustainability. On the occasion of this conference, the Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz Sustainability Award is awarded to personalities who have impacted politics and society in pursuit of sustainability. Find out more about the past conferences and award winners here.

This year’s conference focuses on strategies for the sustainable use of soil, water, and waste considering climate neutrality. In addition, breakout groups will discuss how we can turn knowledge into action through education, inspiration, and mobilisation.

During the conference, the Hans-Carl-von-Carlowitz Sustainability Award will be presented in the categories “National” and “International” to Hannes Jaennicke and Du Schaozhong, respectively. UNU-FLORES Director, Prof. Edeltraud Guenther, will moderate a roundtable between the awardees.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

E-learning Course // Solar Powered Irrigation Systems

The GIZ Powering Agriculture Team has supported University Ostfalia to develop an e-learning course on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems. The course will be entirely online and look at sustainable water management, solar pumping essentials, planning and implementation, and operation and maintenance. E-tutors will support the students throughout the course.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

IAMG2019 // 20th Annual Conference of the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences

The conference will cover the usual topics in geo-mathematics, geostatistics, and geomodeling but in particular will bring to fore geomodeling issues at the intersection of food, water, and energy. The challenge of meeting the increased demand for food, water, and energy and the resultant stress on our geo-sphere is broadly accepted as one of the major scientific challenges facing mankind. The feedback processes intrinsic to this tri-partite cycle are best-studied using sophisticated...

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Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) 2019

Stockholm World Water Week 2019

In 2019, World Water Week will explore an inclusive approach. This week’s theme: “Water and society – including all” is recognizing that not everybody is impacted in the same way by too little, too much or too dirty water. Less obvious than last year, the Nexus approach will remain at the heart of the water debate, especially through the seminar topic "Addressing migration through regional integration and water security for all", that explicitly connects water, energy and food security as the...

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