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News  |  13 Sep 2017

Call for Submissions // Nexus 2018: Water, Food, Energy and Climate

For the 2nd Chapel Hill Nexus Conference, taking place on 16-18 Apr 2018, researchers, policy makers and practitioners are invited to submit their papers. Deadline is 31 Oct 2017.

This will be the second Nexus Conference that The Water Institute has organized. The first in 2014 made a significant input to the negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through the Chapel Hill Declaration.

The Nexus recognizes that there is no place in an interlinked world for isolated solutions aimed at just one sector. If the world is going to reduce hunger and eradicate poverty, achieving security for water, energy and food is critical. This challenge is becoming even more critical with the impacts of climate change, and water will be the medium by which we will address much of the Nexus. The Nexus approach will maximize the benefits of sectoral expertise while working across the boundaries. It will seek practical and effective plans to better understand the interactions.

The Conference brings together scientists and academics, practitioners working in government, civil society and business, and other stakeholders to focus on how and why the nexus approach can be used on local and international levels.

Abstracts should focus on the interface between some of the these Nexus areas:

  • Water
  • Energy
  • Food
  • Climate Change
  • Health
  • Urban development
  • Migration and mobility

The organisers are looking for examples of different mythological approaches, indicators being used, comparative studies, solutions, toolkits, successful partnerships, gaps to be addressed, and reviews of the implementation of the relevant SDGs that address Nexus issues.

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