"Where is economic growth going to come from and who are the contenders for the next economic power house?"

Session at the WFES 2014 // "Where is economic growth going to come from and who are the contenders for the next economic power house?"

Can poverty alleviation be driven through energy and water security?

With continued signs that the BRIC countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China are facing a slow-down in investment and battling inflation, which countries are lining up to be the next economic power houses and how are they investing in energy?

Economies in Europe, USA and Japan appear to be off the critical list and tentatively starting to grow, but are they investing in sustainable energy technologies or sticking to carbon-intensive fuels? What are the energy opportunities for Africa from this shift away from the traditional economic powerhouses? Is the continent considered to be sufficiently stable and open for investment? What are the implications for the development agenda — can poverty alleviation be driven through energy and water security.


-James Cameron, Founder and Executive Chairman, Climate Change Capital, United Kingdom

-Philippe de Fontaine Vive Curtaz, Vice-President, European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg

-Peggy Liu, Chairperson, JUCCCE, China

-Dimitris Tsitsiragoes, Vice President, International Finance Corporation, United States

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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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SWWW 2019 Seminar // Addressing Migration through Regional Integration and Water Security for All

Regional economic integration can foster transboundary water management as well as energy and food security. It also attracts investments that address infrastructure deficits, accelerates participation in global and regional value chains, and stimulates economic growth. All are important entry points for sustainable development. However, environmental and social co-benefits are typically not as well quantified as economic growth.

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