Nexus News // Archive 2016

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Water-Energy Nexus // "Make Water not War"

By Stefan Stahlberg. How Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan could find together through water-energy cooperation: the region can only meet the serious lack of water and increasing energy demand together.

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Nexus Interview // Felix Dodds on Five Years of Nexus

Felix Dodds is a Senior Fellow at the Global Research Institute and a Senior Affiliate at the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina and an Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute. He was the co-director of the 2014 Nexus Conference on Water, Food, Energy and Climate and has become a leading voice for the Nexus. Felix makes the start for a new series of Nexus interviews.

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Jobs

Research Vacancy // PhD position on modeling and optimization of the water-energy nexus at household level

The PhD position offered is part of a larger research project Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER) – Efficiency of Industrial Processes funded by the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI. The project belongs to the work package Decentralized Wastewater Management, a cooperation between Eawag, Empa, and two Swiss universities of applied science. Deadline is 31 January 2017.

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COP22 // From Desalination to Solar Energy Farming: The ‘Nexus’ in Action

By Jenny Seifert and Marion Davis. Morocco, the host of COP22, has ambitious climate mitigation goals, but also huge adaptation needs. Could it serve as a model for successful cross-sectoral approaches?

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Amazonia // Applying the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Amazon

By Helen Bellfield and David Sabogal. Deforestation in the Amazon has a ripple effect through the region disrupting ecosystem services and undermining food, water and energy security. The Global Canopy Programme says coherency among policy-making can help, and in a new policy brief outlines how some Amazon countries would benefit from following the integrated approaches of the water-energy-food nexus.

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Resource

Research // DTU International Energy Report 2016: The Energy-Water-Food Nexus 2016

A report by Technical University of Denmark. The International Energy Report 2016 analyses challenges and opportunities for wider introduction of the nexus concept from local to global scale in order to enhance the security and sustainability in the Energy-Water-Food Nexus.

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COP22 // Report from the Side Event "Energy Access and Climate Change through Food-Water-Energy Nexus"

In a special side event at November’s COP22 meeting in Marrakesh, OFID hosted an expert debate on the complexities of reconciling the goals of energy, water and food security with the challenges of climate change and sustainable development.

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COP22 // Report from the side event "A nexus approach to integrated climate change adaptation and mitigation in Morocco and the wider MENA region"

By Holger Hoff, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research/Stockholm Environment Institute. The article provides a summary of a COP22 Side Event on the Nexus approach in Morocco and the MENA region. It took place on 10 Nov 2016.

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Research Vacancy // Postdoc at "Stepping Up" for Developping Water, Energy & Food Nexus Models

The Abertay University (Scotland) now seeks to appoint a Research Fellow within the Maths and Computing Division in the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games. The successful candidate will participate in the EPSRC STEPPING UP project, with the involvement of eight partner institutions across the UK: University of Manchester, University of Surrey, University of Exeter, University of Glasgow, Cranfield University, Loughborough University, HR Wallingford and Science & Technology Facilities...

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Report // Nexus2020: The most important research questions for business sustainability

Partnerships between businesses and researchers are fundamental to generating tangible steps towards sustainability, reveals the Nexus2020: The most important research questions for business sustainability report. Nexus2020 is led by the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, as part of the Nexus Network activities to bring together business and academia.

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