Dresden Nexus Conference 2017
17-19 May 2017

Over 400 International Experts Discuss the Sustainable Management of Environmental Resources

From 17 to 19 May, the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden and the Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development will be hosting the Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2017) in the Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden. The approximately 400 participants will exchange views on projects and solutions for the sustainable management of environmental resources. The main speakers are renowned experts from international research institutions and world associations.

DNC2017 Conference News

DNC2017 Conference Briefs

Workshop // Toolbox on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) in Santiago, Chile

The BMZ / EU Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and with the support of the Institute for Agricultural Development (INDAP) and the Powering Agriculture Programme conducted the professional training on the “Toolbox on Solar Energy Irrigation Systems (SPIS) for advisers” between November 28 and December 01, 2017, at the dependencies of ECLAC in Santiago, Chile.

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DNC 2017 // It Comes Down to the People

Over 400 participants and a hundred more tuning in remotely from over 50 countries discussed how the sustainable use of environmental resources can be more successful by using linked approaches at the Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2017). From 17 to 19 May, the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) organised the second edition of the conference in the Deutsche...

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Upcoming // Dresden Nexus Conference 2017: Over 400 International Experts Discuss the Sustainable Management of Environmental Resources

From 17 to 19 May, the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden and the Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development will be hosting the Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2017) in the Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden. The approximately 400 participants will exchange views on projects and solutions for the sustainable management of environmental resources. The main speakers are renowned experts from international research institutions and world...

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DNC2017 Conference Newsletters

DNC2017 Conference Briefs

Workshop // Toolbox on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) in Santiago, Chile

The BMZ / EU Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and with the support of the Institute for Agricultural Development (INDAP) and the Powering Agriculture Programme conducted the professional training on the “Toolbox on Solar Energy Irrigation Systems (SPIS) for advisers” between November 28 and December 01, 2017, at the dependencies of ECLAC in Santiago, Chile.

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DNC2017 Conference Briefs

DNC2017 Day 2 Summary // Sessions in a nutshell

Find here a short summary of all sessions of Thursday, 18 May 2017.

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DNC2017 Conference Briefs

DNC2017 Day 1 Summary // Sessions in a nutshell

Find here a short summary of all sessions of Wednesday, 17 May 2017.

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DNC2017 Conference Briefs

DNC2017 Daily Conference Summary // 425 Participants, 50 Countries – Dresden Nexus Conference 2017 Opens

The Dresden Nexus Conference 2017 (DNC2017) opened on a high note at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Germany today. UNU-FLORES, the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden), and the Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) welcomed 425 participants from 50 countries over three days (17–19 May). The biennial conference is in its second installation this year.

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DNC2017 Conference Position Papers

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DNC2017 // Bridging the Water and Food Gap: The Role of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

By Rabi H. Mohtar, Amjad T. Assi and Bassel T. Daher. This paper introduces a WEF Nexus approach based on a theory of holistic systems. It is a hierarchal approach that begins with localizing the food security issue by taking into account issues of policy, quantification and accounting for the water, land, and food issues from the perspectives of science, governance, finance, and local capacity building.

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DNC2017 Conference Events

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Session at DNC 2017 // Monitoring and assessment of resource use in multi-functional land-use systems

Multifunctional land-use systems overcome the strict separation between specialised land-use types such as crop cultivation, livestock grazing and area designated for nature protection. The underlying idea is that one integrated system provides a number of different goods and services to land-users and human society, e.g. agro-forestry systems producing biomass for food, fiber and bioenergy and at the same time help to maintain regulatory services (e.g. water, climate) and to preserve...

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Session at DNC 2017 // Building-up monitoring and reporting on SDGs based on sub-national and national efforts

As part of its follow-up and review mechanisms, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourages member states to “conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels, which are country-led and country-driven”. These national reviews are expected to serve as a basis for the regular reviews by the high-level political forum (HLPF). Regular reviews by the HLPF are to be voluntary, state-led, undertaken by both developed and developing countries, and...

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Session at DNC 2017 // Tools, data and Instruments for Management of Environmental Resources

As the Nexus Approach presents itself as an alternative to better manage resources, its realisation requires a holistic understanding of the interlinkage of all related environmental processes, while also taking into consideration global change and socio-economic aspects. Exploring these interlinkages and advancing an integrated management approach requires integrated modeling tools.

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Session at DNC 2017 // A systematic approach to map SDG interactions for practical decision-making

The session will discuss new results of projects and activities (lead by ICSU, German Committee Future Earth, SDSN and Future Earth) developed together with the scientific community and debated with several key stakeholders. The session will deal with practical decision-making, science-policy linkages, research needs and the role of science in SDG implementation processes.

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Session at DNC 2017 // Resource Recovery and Reuse in Multifunctional Land-Use Systems

This session is focused on multifunctional land-use systems in dry areas of the world where freshwater scarcity, water quality deterioration, and land degradation may compromise the achievement of sustainable development goals, in particular SDG 2 addressing sustainable agriculture and food security, SDG 6 ensuring water and sanitation for all, SDG 13 on combating climate change, and SDG 15 on reversing land degradation. Eradicating extreme poverty and meeting the SDGs without adequately...

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Session at DNC 2017 // Roles of Multifunctional Reservoirs in the SDG Agenda

Addressing water scarcity through the lens of climate change brings up the need for more water storage. Water reservoirs are celebrated as a clean and renewable source of energy and appropriate solution for increased food production. These aspects are strongly echoed in the SDG agenda and it is anticipated that governments will plan for more development of reservoirs, especially in the areas of a high water storage potential yet to be exploited.

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Session at DNC 2017 // New and refined approaches supporting the implementation of a Nexus Approach

The need for and the (potential) benefits of implementing integrated resources management seems rather straightforward from a scientific perspective, but implementation remains challenging. Among the many aspects of this science-policy divide, this session will particularly consider approaches and platforms for stakeholder involvement, including ICT and visualization tools, but also governance arrangements.

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Session at DNC 2017 // Wastewater Reuse in Nexus Perspective: Environmental, Economic, and Societal Opportunities

The seminar will explore the opportunities of using wastewater within multifunctional land-use systems for the production of food and energy crops. In this approach the wastewater is treated in a target-oriented manner to be used for irrigation and nutrient supply of the respective land-use, considering health and environmental aspects.

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Session at DNC 2017 // Knowledge management and transfer for adoption of a nexus approach and achieving SDGs

The complexity of the nexus and of the full range of SDGs poses challenges for science and implementation. A critical step is the effective knowledge transfer to/between involved stakeholders, which cannot be a uni-directional process. Also the process of decision-making should follow a structured approach. Therefore, this session will particularly consider approaches and platforms for knowledge management and transfer, enabling peer to peer and south-south learning.

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Session at DNC 2017 // Water and Soil Related Ecosystem Services provided by Forests And Agroforestry Systems

Growing demands to feed more than 7 billion people and provide energy, water, wood and other services, under the threat of climate change, are among the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The sustainable development goals (SDGs) chart a course for meeting this challenge. Forests and agroforestry systems provide substantial economic, environmental and social values. In many regions of the world, water and soil related services (i.e. flood alleviation and erosion control, provision of enough...

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Dresden Nexus Conference // SDGs and Nexus Approach - Monitoring and Implementation

The Dresden Nexus Conference is a platform developed to advance the sustainable development agenda by bringing actors together who apply a Nexus Approach to resource management. Side by side, researchers and implementers (policy- and decision makers) from universities, national and international organizations, UN entities, ministries and governmental agencies, as well as individual researchers and stakeholders from the private sector and civil society discuss current research and initiatives...

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Side Event DNC 2017 // Nexus Observatory meets Nexus Resource Platform

The launch event is a side event of the Dresden Nexus Conference 2017, 17 until 19 May 2017.

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