Nexus News // Archive 2014

Africa wants doubled investment in water, food and energy
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NY Climate Summit // Africa wants doubled investment in water, food and energy

Africa plans to lay out a strong case for increased investments in the water, food and energy sectos at the UN Climate Summit in New York to be held on 23 September, according to the Secretariat of the ClimDev-Africa Programme in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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TriNex invites to participate in a Nexus survey
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Survey // TriNex invites to participate in a Nexus survey

To understand the existing knowledge, experience and competencies of academia and industry on the Nexus, especially in Egypt, Trinex have designed a questionnaire. It will help to understand which expertise is already available and what specific support stakeholders need to integrate their activities in the water-energy-food nexus. Everybody is invited to participate.

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EU initiative to launch call for transnational research projects on energy and water
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Water-Energy Nexus // EU initiative to launch call for transnational research projects on energy and water

ERANETMED, an EU initiative aiming at co-ordinating research activities, has pre-announced the first joint call for transnational research projects. The objective is to develop joint research and to enhance new innovative approaches and technologies in the Mediterranean region. Deadline is 31 Jan 2015.

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Water and Energy: the need to go from silos to coherence
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World Water Week 2014 // Water and Energy: the need to go from silos to coherence

The 2014 World Water Week just ended in Stockholm and this year's theme was "Water and Energy: a vital link for a sustainable future". Miriam Imalingat of the Global Water Initiative - East Africa - summarises why this was an event for GWI.

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Reshaping the Water-Food-Energy Conundrum to Address Urban Agriculture
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Urban Food Production // Reshaping the Water-Food-Energy Conundrum to Address Urban Agriculture

Producing food at a local scale is one of the ways urban agriculture is involved in sustainably reshaping the interconnections between local water, energy, and food sectors in San Francisco. Here's how! - by Colleen L. Boodleman

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2014 is the Year of the Energy-Water Nexus
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World Water Week 2014 // 2014 is the Year of the Energy-Water Nexus

2014 is shaping up to be the year of the energy-water nexus. First, the United Nation's World Water Day centered on this topic. Then, the U.S. Department of Energy released a 250-page report on the energy-water nexus and indicated that it will be included in its Quadrennial Energy Review. And, this week, the biggest international water conference, World Water Week, is taking on the nexus. - By Kate Zerrenner

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Texas A&M University hires on Economics of Energy, Water and Food Systems
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Job // Texas A&M University hires on Economics of Energy, Water and Food Systems

Texas A&M University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences hires an Assistant Professor for the Economics of Energy, Water and Food Systems. Deadline for application is 31 Jan 2015.

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Landmark Report from U.S. Department of Energy Highlights New Challenges, Opportunities for the Energy-Water Nexus
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Water-Energy Nexus // Landmark Report from U.S. Department of Energy Highlights New Challenges, Opportunities for the Energy-Water Nexus

By Kate Zerrenner. A recent report released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), The Water-Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities, attempts to plan for this uncertainty by providing a landmark review of the US energy-water nexus - the first report of its kind from DOE.

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Food-Energy-Water Nexus: An Integrated Approach to Understanding Chinas Resource Challenges
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China // Food-Energy-Water Nexus: An Integrated Approach to Understanding Chinas Resource Challenges

China's rapidly growing economy is very quickly testing the limits of its resource constraints. While China is home to a quarter of the world's population, it is endowed with disproportionately less arable land, oil and water. By Julian L. Wong.

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New agricultural methods and technologies can save governments millions and conserve vital natural resources
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Water-Energy Nexus // New agricultural methods and technologies can save governments millions and conserve vital natural resources

A shift in agricultural policy to encourage crop diversification and use of new water and energy saving technologies could save millions of hectare-metres of water annually, as well as millions of dollars in energy costs, finds a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and partner food security study.

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