"Beyond the Energy-Water-Food Nexus"

Session at the "Brainstorm Green 2012" Conference" // "Beyond the Energy-Water-Food Nexus"

To solve population and resource challenges, societies are looking to the intersection of energy, water, and food. It takes energy to extract, process, and transport water. It takes energy and water to grow food. It takes water and land–which might otherwise be used for food–to produce biofuels. What are the tensions and tradeoffs?


Discussion leaders

-Greg Page, Chairman and CEO, Cargill

-Dickon Pinner, Principal, McKinsey & Co.

-Eric Spiegel, President and CEO, Siemens Corp.

-Mark Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy


Michael Elliott, ONE.org

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Water Future Conference // Towards a Sustainable Water Future, 24 - 27th September 2019 Bengaluru, India

The conference will focus on the current state of Global Water resource challenges, future pathways and scenarios, and different technological, institutional solutions to accelerate the implementation of water-related Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda targets without leaving no one behind.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Nexus Conference // African Climate Risks Conference 2019

The African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC) is an open platform for sharing the latest African climate research among researchers, policy makers, practitioners and development partners. This years ACRC will be held from October 7 - 9 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The overarching theme is: Dismantling barriers to urgent climate change adaptation actions. One conference theme covers “Cross-cutting issues: water-energy-food-health nexus”.

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Nexus Event // Dresden Nexus Conference 2020

The Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) is an international conference series dedicated to advancing research and the implementation of a Nexus Approach to resource management. By bringing together actors from a diverse range of disciplines and sectors, DNC fosters dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The third Dresden Nexus Conference will take place on the 3 – 5 of June 2020 under the theme “Circular Economy in a...

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