Nexus News // Archive 2014

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India // Protecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agriculture

By Mary O'Neill. The state of Punjab spearheaded the Green Revolution that has transformed Indian agriculture. Encouraged by price guarantees, expanded irrigation, and the introduction of high-yielding crop varieties, Punjabi farmers have shifted toward intensive production of grains. Although it occupies just 1.5% of India’s land mass, Punjab now grows more than half the country’s grain, including nearly 20% of its wheat and 12% of its rice. But despite boosting incomes and food security in...

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Planned Outcomes and Side Events for 2015 Nexus Conference
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Chapel Hill Nexus Conference // Planned Outcomes and Side Events for 2015 Nexus Conference

The forthcoming "Nexus Conference on Water, Food, Climate and Energy", taking place in Chapel Hill/USA on 15-17 March 2015 is now accepting side event requests. The conference organisers have also drafted a list of planned outcomes, i.e. a Nexus Declaration Input to the SDG Process, a Draft of Nexus Principles for Companies, and Draft for Nexus Guidance for Governments.

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Is Water the New Bottom Line for the Private Sector?
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Water-Energy Nexus // Is Water the New Bottom Line for the Private Sector?

The business world is quickly beginning to understand the intersection of the water sector and the energy sector and the significant impact they have on business operations. In the commercial, industrial, and institutional sectors, energy efficiency and other measures could save as much as 15-30 percent of water use without reducing operations. By Kate Zerrenner

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Operationalizing the Urban Nexus
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Study // Operationalizing the Urban Nexus: Towards resource-efficient and integrated cities and metropolitan regions

published by the German Development Cooperation and ICLEI. This study on “Operationalizing the Urban NEXUS: Towards resource-efficient and integrated cities and metropolitan regions”, features an essential step ahead in putting the NEXUS into practice for a sustainable urban future by delivering an approach, which encourages new ways of thinking and action in institutions, policy making and society at large.

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New Urban Nexus Study published by German Development Cooperation and ICLEI
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Urban Nexus // New Urban Nexus Study published by German Development Cooperation and ICLEI

"Operationalizing the Urban NEXUS: Towards resource efficient and integrated cities and metropolitan regions" highlights benefits of Urban NEXUS approach for resource optimization in cities around the world.

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Call for Papers: Book on "Sustainable Water Management in Inland and Transboundary River Basins"
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Water-Sustainability Nexus // Call for Papers: Book on "Sustainable Water Management in Inland and Transboundary River Basins"

The book, edited by Walter Leal and Vakur Sumer, is intended to provide a notable contribution towards addressing the growing need for high-quality, interdisciplinary papers, which can be used not only as a valuable information source but also as tools to support teaching and research and, as an added value, help to assist in decision-making. Abstracts for chapter proposals must be submitted by 25 Dec 2014.

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SEI's Asia Centre's 10th Anneriversary: Focus on the Nexus
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Anniversary // SEI's Asia Centre's 10th Anneriversary: Focus on the Nexus

Prominent policy-makers and researchers from across the Asia-Pacific region will join SEI on 17 November to celebrate the Asia Centre's 10th anniversary. Established in January 2004, SEI Asia's work focusses on two key areas: Climate change and resilient development in Southeast Asia: the governance of disaster risk and adaptation at multiple scales; and: Sustainable land, water, energy and food management (i.e. nexus planning), looking at cross-­scale impacts of policy decisions on the...

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Call for Papers for Conference on Emerging Challenges in Business for Global Sustainability in India
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Call for Papers // Call for Papers for Conference on Emerging Challenges in Business for Global Sustainability in India

Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), a constituent of Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune, India invites full length papers to be presented at the International Conference on Emerging Challenges in Business for Global Sustainability (SIIBICON 2015) to be organized on 20-21 February, 2015 in Pune, India. Deadline is 25 November 2014.

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Tackling the water-energy-food nexus without reinventing the wheel
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Opinion // Tackling the water-energy-food nexus without reinventing the wheel

Does a shift in global policy debates toward the "water-energy-food security nexus" — that is, looking at competition over natural resources to provide for these vital needs — translate into any real change in the way water is managed? Is the concept useful in this era of a changing climate?

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Beating water and land shortages in the Middle East and north Africa
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The Nexus in the Arab Region // Beating water and land shortages in the Middle East and north Africa

Focusing on the nexus between scarce resources is the only route to sustainable supplies of water, food and energy. A new initiative by the Stockholm Environment Institute, Texas A&M and Chatham House will act as a hub for knowledge and technology exchange, and for innovating, adapting and benchmarking solutions. By Holger Hoff and Tom Gill, SEI Stockholm

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