Nexus Calendar

Meetings & Roundtables

Meeting // The UfM Task Force on Water Finance and Water-Food-Energy Nexus

The Task Force on Water Finance and Water-Food-Energy Nexus is a initiative of the Union for the Mediterranean.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Solar Water Pumping Seminar for NGOs // Water Solutions for Developing Countries - Building the Next Generation (Asia)

This event is designed to help NGO and government decision makers, municipal water service providers, engineers, capacity builders and fund raisers to understand more about how solar water pumping solutions are changing the lives of millions of people around the world. The content is a mixture of information sharing, workshop activities and practical demonstrations of what can be achieved.

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Workshops

OWWA Water Efficiency Fall Workshop // Water-Energy-GHG Nexus

The course will discuss where the province of Ontario/Canada is headed in terms of combining water, energy and GHG data and availability of funding for these initiatives. The afternoon sessions will showcase the case studies of projects being done in Ontario, and technologies that would be able to achieve these outcomes.

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Webinars

Webinar // The Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Connecting Science and Policy

The webinar will explore both science and policy relating to the food-energy-water nexus. It will discuss the connections and trade-offs between the different elements, how science is contributing to our understanding, and Congressional policies aiming for a more sustainable and secure future.

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Sessions, Panels and Side Events

Session at RGS 2018 // Amazon’s Hydropower-Navigation-Agribusiness Nexus

One of the main processes of politico-economic change in the Amazon Region today is the construction of large-scale water projects, especially for hydroelectricity generation and river navigation associated with export-oriented agribusiness and mining. The paper discusses resource grabbing and environmental injustices through a cultural political economy framework to assess the main direction and the internal dimensions of development trends. Water projects were assessed in relation to the...

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Governance

Workshop at RGS 2018 // Adaptive Management and Governance of the Food-Energy-Water-Environment Nexus

This workshop session will begin with an overview of the common themes emerging from the papers presented in Adaptive management and governance of the food-energy-water-environment Nexus (1). Led by the discussant, Chad Staddon, we will reflect on what collective insights we can share for new projects setting out to govern the Nexus. Following a plenary discussion, there will be an opportunity to work in small groups to further examine these themes and develop a suite of insights to inform...

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Governance

Session at RGS 2018 // Adaptive Management and Governance of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Water Resources East (WRE) is pioneering a long-term multi-sector water resources strategy for the East of England to provide a sustainable supply of water to the region for the future, for all water users, which is resilient to the effects of climate change, population growth and drought.

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Sessions, Panels and Side Events

Session at RGS 2018 // Understanding the Potential of Innovative Public-Private-Partnerships at the Nexus

This talk will present ongoing research exploring the role of new forms of public-private-partnerships in the governance and provision of Nexus infrastructure and services. It will consider the specific example of the South Lincolnshire Water Partnership (made up of a range of private, public, and third sector organisations) which is investigating options for multi-sector ownership and management of key water resources and assets.

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Governance

Session at RGS 2018 // Decentralising the Governance of the Nexus: The Challenges of Politics and Power in Finding Workable Solutions to a Democratic Management of the Landscape

The Shire River Basin in Malawi is a landscape that brings the nexus of food, water and energy into sharp focus: the landscape generates 90% of the country’s electricity, could be its ‘bread basket’ but is ecologically fragile. The decentralisation of government to district councils and elected Commissioners started in 2000 as part of a process of consolidating democracy, of bringing ‘citizen participation into the decision-making’. However, few sectoral authorities have decentralized functions...

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Session at RGS 2018 // Who is Responsible for Integration? Responsibility in WEEF Nexus Governance

Integration is a both a goal and a challenge for nexus governance. Recent research on the implementation of policy instruments governing land use in Scotland returns us to the ongoing debate about who has the mandate, authority, legitimacy and resources to govern the nexus. These questions arise in research related to taking an Ecosystems Approach; managing natural capital, enabling transformation and/or transitions; sustainable land use or integrated catchment management. Unsurprisingly, these...

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