Nexus News // Archive 2017

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Water Efficiency // How nanotechnology can help us grow more food using less energy and water

By Ramesh Raliya and Pratim Biswas. With the world’s population expected to exceed nine billion by 2050, scientists are working to develop new ways to meet rising global demand for food, energy and water without increasing the strain on natural resources. Organizations including the World Bank and the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization are calling for more innovation to address the links between these sectors, often referred to as the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus.

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NEXUS Platform now on Facebook

The NEXUS Platform has now opened a FACEBOOK account to add audience and interaction to the debate around the nexus. Please join us now!

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Job Vacancy // Research Project Manager Water for Food Institute at University of Nebraska

The Robert B Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute (WFI) works collaboratively with the University of Nebraska faculty, administrators, and staff, along with external partners, both domestically and internationally. This position will work directly with the Director of Research and collaborate with other directors and staff of the WFI, in the execution of research and technical transfer projects, preparation of reports and communication efforts. Deadline is 1 Feb 2017.

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Beyond the "WEF Nexus" // A Critical Nexus: Water, Development And Security

By Ion Jinga, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations. An ancient Chinese proverb says: “Not only can water float a boat, it can sink it also”. Indeed, water can be productive and destructive at the same time. It is the foundation of sustainable development and poverty eradication, but also a cause of disasters and a driver of conflicts. The 2015 Global Risks Report of the World Economic Forum pointed out that water-related issues, such as drought or the pollution...

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Open Network of India-UK Water Scientists // Call for Proposals for Nexus Workshop and Researcher Exchanges

India-UK Water Centre is inviting the members of the Open Network of Water Scientists to submit proposals for a nexus-related workshop and suggestions for researcher exchanges.

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Water-Energy Nexus // Why Water Utilities Need an Energy Plan – and How Texas is Making Progress

By Kate Zerrenner. When you prepare the Thanksgiving meal, do you ask each person to make a dish of their choosing, with no coordination for an overall cohesive meal? Probably not. Most likely, you plan, because you want everything to fit together. Now imagine a water utility with different departments like water quality, finance, and administration. Most water utilities have high energy costs, so each department needs to manage and reduce its energy use – but typically there’s no plan to...

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PhD Studentship // Stakeholder involvement in policy evaluation in Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI)

The studentship is linked to the ESRC CECAN Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity across the Nexus. Award is worth £16,805 per year, contributing towards your PhD tuition fees and living costs. Application deadline is 9 Jan 17.

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Call for Papers // Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Environmental Sustainability: Choices, Compromises and Priorities

The European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on International Environmental Law intends to submit an Agora proposal on the Nexus at its 2017 annual conference. Deadline is 28 Jan 17.

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Consultant Opportunities // Experts on Climate Change, Water Resource Management and the Energy-Water Nexus

US nationals only. The U.S. Department of State and U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) seek experts to share best practices and expertise on sustainable water management in Morocco with a focus on managing the risks and impacts of climate change on water resources. The purpose of this request for qualifications (RFQ) is to identify one to two experts on sustainable water management to engage with senior leadership at the Moroccan Water and Energy utility (ONEE) in a strategic planning exercise to...

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