Nexus News // Archive 2014

The Nexus Approach vs IWRM - Gaining Conceptual Clarity
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Nexus Concept // The Nexus Approach vs IWRM - Gaining Conceptual Clarity

The key difference between the Nexus and IWRM is that IWRM starts with the water resource when considering the interrelationships between water, food and energy. In an idealized form the Nexus approach seeks to look at all three elements as an interrelated system. A policy paper by UNSGAB.

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Don't forget the mountains
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World Water Day 2014 // Don't forget the mountains

Solutions to pressing issues must recognize mountains' integral role in the water-energy-food nexus. - By Aditi Mukherji

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Does the Nexus mask a bigger debate? Rethinking the Food-Energy-Water Nexus and a Low Water Economy
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World Water Day 2014 // Does the Nexus mask a bigger debate? Rethinking the Food-Energy-Water Nexus and a Low Water Economy

"In the water sector, the food-energy-water nexus is slowly replacing the concept of Integrated Water Resources Management, " says Jeremy Allouche, member of the IDS Water Justice Programme and the STEPS Centre.

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Water, energy, and food under climate extremes - are water markets a solution?
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Solutions // Water, energy, and food under climate extremes - are water markets a solution?

The theme of this year's World Water Day has been "Water and Energy." IFPRI senior researcher Claudia Ringler highlights the potential role of water markets in the water-energy-food nexus under global climate change.

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For World Water Day, IEA shares in-depth analysis of energy sector's water use
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World Water Day 2014 // For World Water Day, IEA shares in-depth analysis of energy sector's water use

Report says energy accounts for 15% of global water usage, and will consume ever more through 2035

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Two post-doc positions at LSE's SAHEWS Programme on water, energy, food
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Research // Two post-doc positions at LSE's SAHEWS Programme on water, energy, food

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is pleased to invite applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work with Professor Declan Conway. SAHEWS is a two-year collaborative research program, which aims to realise opportunities for more effective water management in Southern Africa by addressing crucial knowledge gaps and integrating climate information with better understanding of economic linkages in water, food and energy.

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Will sustainability standards help to solve (or hinder) the water-food-energy nexus?
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Sustainability Standards // Will sustainability standards help to solve (or hinder) the water-food-energy nexus?

To review, the food-energy-water nexus (one can keep stringing in nouns, -carbon —biodiversity —etc. into the "nexus") is short hand for recognizing that many of these systems are interconnected.

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Reminder: Entries to the 2014 Global Water Forum Emerging Scholars Award close on 22 April
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Research & Workshop // Reminder: Entries to the 2014 Global Water Forum Emerging Scholars Award close on 22 April

In 2014 the award is linked to a workshop at the University of Oxford: "Water, Food and Energy: Understanding and Managing the Risks and Trade-offs" that will take place in June 2014.

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"A Nexus debate specifically about Africa and for Africa"
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Nexus at the Africa Utility Week // "A Nexus debate specifically about Africa and for Africa"

"We should galvanize the interest the nexus debate is generating by operationalizing commitments into concrete programmes by building strategic partnerships and alliances as we move into the future," says Paul T. Yillia, consultant at Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).

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"Nexus Conference" Daily Wrap-ups
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Nexus Conference // "Nexus Conference" Daily Wrap-ups

Summary of the sessions at the "Nexus 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference", 5-8 Mar 2014, Chapel Hill/USA, provided by Campus Blueprint's correspondents Grace Tatter, Anita Simha, Gayatri Surendranathan, and Kyle Ann Sebastian.

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