Nexus News // Archive 2013

Call for Abstracts for "Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus" - Deadline extended to 31 Jan 2014
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Nexus Conference Bonn // Call for Abstracts for "Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus" - Deadline extended to 31 Jan 2014

Deadline for papers for the international conference "Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus", taking place in Bonn/Germany on 19-20 May 2014 has been extended to 31 Jan 2014.

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Call for Papers on "Water for Food" for "Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society"
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Research // Call for Papers on "Water for Food" for "Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society"

Research papers are welcome for Volume 2 Issue 1 (May 2014) based on the theme of "Water for Food".The submission deadline for abstract is 30 Dec 2013.

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IWA Water, Energy and Climate Conference 2014: Deadline for Abstracts extended to 15 Dec 2014
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"Solutions for Future Water Security" // IWA Water, Energy and Climate Conference 2014: Deadline for Abstracts extended to 15 Dec 2014

IWA WEC conference will provide a platform for discussion of cutting edge solutions to the world's water and energy issues, while also addressing approaches to sustainable and effective adaptation throughout the water sector.

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Deadline for "Shell Ideas360" ends on 16 Dec
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Student Competition // Deadline for "Shell Ideas360" ends on 16 Dec

Shell Ideas360 is a global competition organised by Shell International Limited for students to develop game-changing ideas for tackling Energy, Water and Food issues. Until 16 Dec 2013, students can register and participate as an individual or as part of a team of up to three people. The target is to develop an innovative idea related to Energy, Water or Food.

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Organisations find New Ways to Address Water, Energy and Food Pressures
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Scaling Up Nexus Collaboration // Organisations find New Ways to Address Water, Energy and Food Pressures

NGOs, businesses and governments are collaborating to tackle the water, food, energy nexus, but efforts must be scaled up - by Gabrielle Walker, chief scientist at Xyntéo

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A Discussion on Biofuel Policies: A Key Link in the Water-Food-Energy Nexus
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The Nexus and Biofuel // A Discussion on Biofuel Policies: A Key Link in the Water-Food-Energy Nexus

"In the last few months, the European Union started to take a closer look at the negative implications of biofuel subsidies and, in particular, the mandates, imposing biofuel as a percentage of transportation energy consumed," writes Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board at Nestlé S.A. "The closer look started to have an impact; but policy change remains slow, too slow."

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Fulbright NEXUS Program: Competition for 2014 is now open
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Research Grants // Fulbright NEXUS Program: Competition for 2014 is now open

Fulbright NEXUS Program fosters collaborative and multidisciplinary research to address challenging regional issues, including the nexus between climate change and food and water security, and produce tangible results. Deadline for applications is 1 April 2014.

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Global Conference on Rural Energy Access: A Nexus Approach to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication
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Global Conference // Global Conference on Rural Energy Access: A Nexus Approach to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication

This conference is part of the follow up to the 2012 Conference on Sustainable Development or Rio+20.

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Deadline for Feedback on International Water Stewardship Standard extended
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Standardisation // Deadline for Feedback on International Water Stewardship Standard extended

Although the public consultation period came to a close 1 Dec 2013, the Alliance for Water Stewardship reports it has received multiple requests for additional time. To allow for maximum participation in this critical consultation period, the feedback deadline has been extended to December 31st.

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Call for Papers: "The Water-Energy-Food-Climate Nexus in Global Drylands"
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Research // Call for Papers: "The Water-Energy-Food-Climate Nexus in Global Drylands"

On 12-13 June 2014 King's College London (KCL), the OCP Policy Center and the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) will organize an international conference on The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus in Global Drylands, which will take place in Rabat, Morocco. Papers from the conference will be considered for a special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development, subject to the Journal's normal refereeing process. Deadline is 7 February 2014.

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