Nexus News // Archive 2012

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Economics of Land Degradation

The international data research initiative aims at collecting better data for better policies: The ELD initiative aims at the preparation and presentation of a cost-benefit analysis in the context of land degradation, in order to put decision-makers in politics and business in a position to take the necessary measures for better rural development and food security and promote sustainable land management.

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Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development Research...

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Integrated Water, Energy and Agriculture Programmatic Approach in Bolivia

In Bolivia, German Development Cooperation agricultural, water and energy programmes are developing joint indicators, in a more nexus-driven approach. Moving forward, activities could include things such as increased energy efficiency of water utilities, production of the required energy in the processes of drinking water treatment and provision and reusing waste water in agriculture.

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Franz Marré, Head of Head of Division, Water, Energy, Urban Development and...

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Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture

This project will establish a series workshops series to promote and develop capacities in developing countries and countries in transition for safe reuse of waste water (incl. grey water) in agriculture to reduce the impact of water scarcity without risk to human health and to minimize water pollution.

 

CEO Water Mandate "Water Action Hub"
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CEO Water Mandate "Water Action Hub"

This project will develop a mapping tool to connect actors with a shared interest in improving water management on a location-specific basis, to help generate "collective action". Water-related activities of companies, NGOs, governments and donors will be overlaid onto water risk maps to encourage dating and multi-stakeholder partnerships.

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Jason Morrison, Technical Director, United Nations CEO Water Mandate

Gavin Power, Deputy Director, United Nations Global...

Multi-Lateral Banks Common approach on Water and Food Security
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Multi-Lateral Banks Common approach on Water and Food Security

The Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) heads agreed to develop a joint action plan, stressing the need to reduce food price volatility and improve food and water security in coordination with the Group of Twenty (G-20). The 3-year action plan focuses on four priority areas: Supporting food access for poor and vulnerable people, addressing food market volatility, financing investments and promoting policy frameworks to improve agricultural productivity, and helping countries allocate water...

Finding CLEWs <<-->> A New Methodology for Modelling the Integrated Effects of Climate, Land Use, Energy and Water Interactions
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Finding CLEWs // A New Methodology for Modelling the Integrated Effects of Climate, Land Use, Energy and Water Interactions

This research project will present, develop and demonstrate a tool for the concurrent evaluation of crop production, national energy and water management, as well as the simultaneous assessment of selected GHG mitigation, vulnerability and adaptation scenarios, therefore providing a valuable tool for policy makers addressing nexus challenges.

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Water Stewardship Initiative <<-->> Upscaling cooperation with the private sector and creating innovative partnerships
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Water Stewardship Initiative <<-->> Upscaling cooperation with the private sector and creating innovative partnerships

The "Water Stewardship Initiative" intends to scale up cooperation with the private sector. It will create innovative partnerships to mobilise bottom-up action between government, business and civil society for improved water (and land) management in developing countries. It recognizes that water is a shared resource and cannot be secured by one actor alone.

The "Water Stewardship Initiative" powerfully engages water and energy utilities and agricultural producers in understanding and addressing...

Extension Program on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in Rural Rainfed Areas of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh in India
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Extension Program on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in Rural Rainfed Areas of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh in India

The project aims at enhancing the capacities of rural communities to adapt to climate change effects by adopting a comprehensive and integrated approach that aims at various Nexus issues, including ecologically friendly and weather-responsive agriculture, water budgeting to match water availability with demand, "precision farming" that optimises land and water productivity in field conditions, and renewable energy for household cooking and lighting. It also aims at developing practical...

Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions
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Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Water Association (IWA) offer a space for the linkages across water, energy and food to be discussed through the Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions. The Dialogue is a call to action to those leading transformations in water infrastructure planning, financing and operation.

Participants can join a future-focused dialogue on experience in optimising portfolios of man-made infrastructure and technologies...

Energy Company Investing in Municipal Water Loss Reduction to Address Water Risks
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Energy Company Investing in Municipal Water Loss Reduction to Address Water Risks

This private-public partnership intends to reduce water risks for a large South African energy company by enabling it to invest in water loss reduction in an "upstream" municipality, simultaneously reducing the municipality's costs and its resident's water insecurity. Key result will be the reduction of water losses in the ELM area by 12 million m^3 by June 2014.

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Martin Ginster, Environment Consultant, Sasol

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