Nexus News // Archive 2016

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NexNews // UNU-FLORES launches Nexus Newsletter

A new quarterly e-newsletter has been launched by UNU-FLORES to forster a deeper appreciation for and understanding of the interconnectedness of the Sustainable Development Goals and to realise the integrated 2030 Development Agenda involving various resources.

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Research // Decision-Making under Risks: Agricultural Water Security in Lam Dong Province, Vietnam

The Australian National University (ANU), the Institute of Policy and Strategy for the Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) and the FE2W Network are working in partnership with the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA) program of IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative to facilitate the development of policies to manage water security in Lam Dong province, Vietnam.

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Dams // The Myth of the "Win-win" — Acknowledging Complexity in Water Development

By Fred Pearce. — For years, development agencies such as the World Bank have had a mantra: dams equal development. They have argued that, across much of the world, the amount of water-storage capacity behind large dams on major rivers correlates well with GDP. Because stored water provides multiple benefits such as hydroelectricity and irrigation water, buffers against drought and reduces damage from floods. — Not everyone agrees, of course.

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The Water Footprint of Our Everyday Lives

How much water we use every day includes more than just what shows up on our water utility bill – it also includes how much we drive, the energy that powers our homes and the food we eat. By Tara Lohan

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Call for Abstracts // Dresden Nexus Conference, 17-19 May 2017

Under the umbrella "SDGs and the Nexus Approach: Monitoring and Implementation", the Dresden Nexus Conference 2017 (DNC2017) will focus on Multifunctional land-use systems and Resources management in resilient cities. Contributions to DNC2017 should be assigned to one of the session topics. New extended deadline is 31 August 2016.

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Water, energy and food security is more complex than you think

By Enda Hayes. While the water-energy-food nexus is all around us, it is rarely seen, considered or understood by the public or indeed by some policymakers. In most cases, this is because of the sheer complexity of the nexus, but also due to the fact that the connections are often indirect and at scales of influence beyond the immediate "sight" of consumers and decision-makers.

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Call for Proposals // Working Groups for Sustainable Water Future Programme (Water Future) of Future Earth

The Sustainable Water Future Programme (Water Future) of Future Earth, a major global platform for integrated research on global water, is calling for proposals to form different working groups that will develop the research programme of Water Future. The Nexus and related topics are among the priority areas of research. Submission deadline: 15 July 2016

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Nexus @EDD16 // Ensuring Policy Coherence between interconnected Sustainable Development Goals

Lab debate on SDG’s policy coherence and water-energy-food Nexus at the European Development Days 2016

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Relaunch // The Nexus Resource Platform is moving on

Five years have passed since the Bonn2011 Conference on the Nexus and the subsequent creation of this platform. Now, it is time to take the debate on the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus to the next level.

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Urban Nexus

Urban Nexus Workshop Outputs // 12-13 May at the University of Sussex in Brighton

Around 60 people took part in the Nexus Network Urban Nexus workshop on 12 and 13 May at the University of Sussex in Brighton. Speakers drew inspiration from cities across the world to address the topic of "Nexuses of the Urban: Interactions between water, energy and food provision for sustainable cities". Summaries of their presentations, papers and inputs are now available online.

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