Nexus News // Archive 2014

Odd one out
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River Management // Odd one out

If rivers run dry or we pollute them, it's not just wildlife that suffers; water companies, farmers and power utilities are affected too. The trade-offs referred to in abstract food-water-energy nexus debates often take tangible form when decisions are made about how to use rivers. Yet we hear little in nexus debates about these vital freshwater ecosystems. - By Dave Tickner

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The Water Risk Filter by WWF
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Nexus Tools // The Water Risk Filter by WWF

The Water Risk Filter - developed by World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) in collaboration with German development bank Deutsche Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) - is a free, online tool that allows investors and companies from all industry sectors to assess and quantify water-related risks across the globe.

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Seminar Series // Water, energy and food security towards Expo 2015. The challenge of large-scale land acquisitions

The purpose of the seminar series is to discuss the identified issues by attracting contributions from leading international scientists active in this field of enquiry. The duration of each seminar is 3 hours. Participation to the workshop is free of charge.

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Benefits of Clean Power Plan Are Measureable - Drop for Drop
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Water-Energy Nexus // Benefits of Clean Power Plan Are Measureable - Drop for Drop

What if I told you that with the Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which controls the power grid for roughly 80 percent of the state, could save more than 60,000 acre-feet (or nearly 21 billion gallons) of water per year by 2030? - by Kate Zerrenner

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Thirsty Food Story: Grasping the Invisible Ingredient
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Water-Food Nexus // Thirsty Food Story: Grasping the Invisible Ingredient

Every food item we eat needs water for its production, but different foods require different amount of water. What do you think consumes more water: a steak, a glass of milk, a piece of bread or a cucumber? The short answer to this question is that the steak is the biggest water consumer. - by Ylva Ran

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Call for participants // Water Energy Food Nexus Sandpit

In response to the nexus challenges the EPSRC is leading a sandpit in the water-energy-food nexus with the aim of enabling UK researchers to perform transformative work, potentially adopting revolutionary approaches to the complex challenges in this area. The Sandpit has the support of three RCUK cross-council programmes (Living with Environmental Change, The Energy Programme and the Global Food Security Programme) and the UK Water Research and Innovation Partnership, which is a collaboration...

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Last Call for Abstracts for the Nexus Conference 2015 in Chapel Hill
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Nexus Conference 2015 // Last Call for Abstracts for the Nexus Conference 2015 in Chapel Hill

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 Oct 2015. The Nexus 2015 conference will again have an opportunity to input to the Sustainable Development Goals process and will bring together governments, intergovernmental organizations, academics, local government, the private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders.

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UK's EPSRC calls for participants in a five-day sandpit focused on the Water Energy Food Nexus
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Call // UK's EPSRC calls for participants in a five-day sandpit focused on the Water Energy Food Nexus

In response to nexus challenges EPSRC, with input from other research councils, is running a sandpit in the water energy food nexus in order to try to engender a radical change in the research undertaken in this field in the UK. This complex area presents multi-dimensional research challenges that require a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach to addressing them. It is expected that £4-5 million of Research Council funding will be made available to fund research projects arising...

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Conference Alert // Water-Energy-Food Nexus Forum, Brisbane/Australia

 

Two Important Resources Come Together With Water-Energy Nexus
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Save Energy // Two Important Resources Come Together With Water-Energy Nexus

When we think about water deficiency, we don't necessarily consider how it might be related to our energy consumption. However, water and energy are highly connected to one another. - by Anna Hahnemann

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