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Nexus News // Archive 2015

Tomatoes get boost in growth, antioxidants from nano-sized nutrients
News  |   9 Nov 2015

Research Project // Tomatoes get boost in growth, antioxidants from nano-sized nutrients

With the world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, engineers and scientists are looking for ways to meet the increasing demand for food without also increasing the strain on natural resources, such as water and energy...› more

First-Ever Sustainable Energy Roadmap for the Caribbean Launched
News  |  29 Oct 2015

First-Ever Sustainable Energy Roadmap for the Caribbean Launched

Worldwatch Institute study suggests CARICOM-wide energy and climate targets and outlines strategies and initiatives for achieving them› more

Quantifying Connections
News  |  24 Sep 2015

Quantifying Connections

Nexus tools translating theory into analysis. By Lesie Lee.› more

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News  |  28 Jul 2015

Blog // A World of Extremes: New Thinking Needed to Reconcile Food-Water Choke Points

Food and water are tied to one another fundamentally. But in addition to their biophysical relationship, human systems intervene, whether through pricing schemes and trade agreements or shifting patterns in consumption and taste. › more

SEI Initiative on the Water, Energy and Food Nexus
News  |  24 Jul 2015

Initiative // SEI Initiative on the Water, Energy and Food Nexus

This initiative investigates cross-sector linkages to enable those who govern and manage these systems to work together to meet human aspirations sustainably.› more

News  |  10 Jul 2015

A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks (Report Launch)

As momentum builds towards the negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals and UN climate change summit later this year, the G7 countries have made a strong statement about the importance of climate security risks.› more

Transdisciplinary Methods for Developing Nexus Capabilities
News  |  30 Apr 2015

Workshop // Transdisciplinary Methods for Developing Nexus Capabilities

The Nexus Network workshop on 'Transdisciplinary Methods for Developing Nexus Capabilities', at the University of Sussex, UK on 29-30 June 2015, will take a critical look the research challenge in addressing nexus issues.› more

An Introduction to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Arabic Language
News  |  26 Feb 2015

Nexus Basics // An Introduction to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Arabic Language

The Nexus plays a crucial role in the Middle East. A nexus approach - specifically, to water and energy planning - can lead to smarter, more resilient development solutions. This article gives an introduction to the present nexus...› more

Call for Abstracts on "Exploring Geographic Connections"
News  |  25 Feb 2015

Conference // Call for Abstracts on "Exploring Geographic Connections"

Abstract submission for the conference "Exploring Geographic Connections", organised by the Australian National University and taking place in Canberra, 1-3 July 2015, is now open. The event, organised by the Institute of...› more

The "Nexus 2015: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference", Chapel Hill/USA, has been cancelled
News  |  18 Feb 2015

Conference cancelled // The "Nexus 2015: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference", Chapel Hill/USA, has been cancelled

On 18 Feb 2015, the hosts of the event, The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators, announced that this conference, one of the leading nexus events of the year, has been cancelled due...› more

Time to redirect the focus of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
News  |   6 Feb 2015

New Publication // Time to redirect the focus of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

The water-energy-food nexus is the "new kid on the block" in development thinking since 2008, and is a key concept within the UN post-2015 development agenda. The current framing of the nexus, however, needs to refocus onto the...› more

US National Science Foundation to spend 75 million USD on the Nexus
News  |   4 Feb 2015

Nexus Research // US National Science Foundation to spend 75 million USD on the Nexus

As a part of the 2016 budget, NSF plans to invest heavily in research on the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS). This is an NSF-wide investment that aims to understand, design, and model the interconnected food,...› more

Participants needed for South Africa workshop, 24 and 25 February 2015
News  |   3 Feb 2015

The Nexus Network // Participants needed for South Africa workshop, 24 and 25 February 2015

ESRC would like to invite leading UK academic and non-academics to be selected for a two-day workshop in Cape Town to develop the scope of the programme, on 24 and 25 Feb 2015. Deadline for application is 6 Feb 2015.› more

Call for Papers: Special Issue of "Sustainable Production and Consumption" on the WEF Nexus
News  |  21 Jan 2015

Water-Energy-Food Nexus // Call for Papers: Special Issue of "Sustainable Production and Consumption" on the WEF Nexus

Publisher Elsevier invites papers from researchers and practitioners in engineering, natural and social sciences as well as humanities. Articles at the interface of these disciplines are particularly encouraged. Deadline is 28...› more

Nexus Thinking Catches On, But Nexus Spending Lags
News  |  21 Jan 2015

The New Lingo of Resource Management // Nexus Thinking Catches On, But Nexus Spending Lags

The tremendous demand human society has for water, food and energy is only expected to increase. And as sectors search for ways to apply integrated solutions that address the needs of all three sectors, they are too often leaving...› more

News  |   9 Jan 2015

A North Dakota City shows how to get smart on water infrastructure

Water infrastructure and management play a key role in the development of smart citites, and smart cities of the future must intelligently address the related areas of water and energy to fully achieve resource efficiencies. One...› more