Nexus News // Archive 2016

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WEF Nexus and Climate // World Bank Steps Up Climate Funding in Arab World

The World Bank Group announced today a new plan to ramp up support for countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to confront the multiple threats of climate change. Over the next four years, the MENA Climate Action Plan aims to nearly double the portion of Bank financing dedicated to climate action, taking it to around US$1.5 billion per year by 2020. Speaking at a press conference at the COP22 global climate summit in Marrakech, World Bank MENA Vice President Hafez Ghanem said...

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PhD Scholarship // Mapping the Water-Energy Nexus and Urban Metabolism

Opportunities exist for one or more PhD students to contribute to a set of exciting projects at the School of Chemical Engineering/University of Queenland/Australia. These are focused on understanding how water and energy are interconnected in cities and economies. Deadline is 6 Dec 2017.

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Resilience // Building resilience in the energy-food-water nexus

By Jeremy Wakeford. In an increasingly resource-constrained world, the energy-food-water ‘nexus’ – defined as the interconnections among these three systems that are vital for human welfare – is emerging as increasingly important in the discourse on sustainable development. Treating energy, food and water systems independently of each other can result in critical system linkages and vulnerabilities being underappreciated and can possibly lead to the formulation and implementation of ineffectual...

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Nexus2020 // Science and Business Collaborate on Setting Nexus Research Agenda

By Caspar Trimmer. A new paper describes the outcomes of the Nexus2020 project, which saw business leaders and scientists come together to identify priority questions for sustainability research.

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Job Vacancy // Graduate Research Assistantship in Sustainability Modeling at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus at Washington State University

WSU seeks a PhD student interested in environmental sustainability and coupled human-natural systems modeling to pursue their graduate education in the School of the Environment at Washington State University. The successful candidate will join a large, interdisciplinary team on a recently funded project researching the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) nexus of the Columbia River Basin (CRB).

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Job Vacancy // Research Associate focusing on the analysis of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Brazil at University of Cambridge

The Department of Land Economy invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Jorge E. Vinuales at the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) in the context of a research project funded by the Newton Fund (ESRC) and focusing on the analysis of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Brazil. This is a part-time (75%), fixed term available from 1 April 2017 until 30 September 2019. Deadline 6 Nov 2016

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New Nexus Country Profile for Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan

TH Cologne - University of Applied Sciences has developped a new fact sheet format with nexus information for African countries of the Eastern Nile region. The Nexus Country Profiles represent a policy-oriented assessment tool using sheets of key indicators on resource uses on a country level. They depict the profiles of each sector and capture the interlinks to other sectors considering development factors and resource use trends in the respective country.

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Urban Nexus // How Can Cities Reduce Water-Energy Nexus Pressures?

By Robert C. Brears. Cities over the past century have become the driving force of the global economy. Accounting for over half the world’s population and generating around 80% of global GDP, cities provide numerous opportunities for development and growth. Cities however bring about risks and challenges to people and the environment.

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Resilience // The Hidden Risk in the Energy-Water-Food Nexus

By Christoph Frei. As the infrastructure for energy supply and demand continues to develop around the world, it will be critical to strengthen its resilience in order to withstand and mitigate risks to ensure supply to support economic growth. Extreme weather events have increased by a factor of four over the past 30 years. Cyber threats keep energy leaders in Europe and North America awake at night. Ninety-eight percent of power supply depends on the availability of water in an increasingly...

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Research // National Science Foundation (NSF) invests $72 million in innovations at nexus of food, energy and water systems

To help secure the future of food, energy, and water systems while maintaining vital ecosystem services, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded more than $72 million for fundamental science and engineering research. The investments are part of the NSF Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems program, known as INFEWS.

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