Nexus News // Archive 2017

News

Job Vacancy // Advisor Sustainable Water Policy Finance at GIZ

The sectoral project ‘Sustainable Water Policy’ is a supra-regional project. It is advising the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on the of the German development cooperation in the water sector. Topics are climate change adaptation, sanitation and wastewater management, transboundary water management, the nexus water-energy-food security, good governance in the water sector as well as financing solutions for the water sector.

// more
News

Nexus Conference 2018 // Abstract submissions extended to 15 November 2017

The Nexus conference will be addressing water-energy-food and climate in spring of 2018 and bring together scientists and practitioners working in government, civil society and business, and other stakeholders to focus on how and why the nexus approach can be used on local and international levels.

// more
Nexus Blog

It’s Time to Rely on Water-smart Power // If We Don’t Talk about Water, are We Really Talking about Resiliency?

By Kate Zerrenner. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is trying to prop up coal and nuclear companies under the guise of enhanced “resiliency.” The Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposal does not define resiliency, nor does it even make clear what resiliency means in the context of the electric grid.

// more
News

Job Vacany // Nexus Central Asia Coordinator at IUCN/Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Belgrade, Serbia

IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to join the IUCN ECARO team as the Nexus Central Asia Coordinator. The successful candidate will work in close cooperation with IUCN ECARO Director and the IUCN Global Water Programme, and will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of Nexus and water governance activities in Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia.

// more
News

Kofi Annan // Delivering water, food and energy security for all

"We need to explore how the water, food, and energy nexus can support agricultural development and food and nutrition security," says Kofi Annan, speaking at the ‘Making Waves’ conference in Afsluitdijk, the Netherlands, on 7 September 2017.

// more
Capacity Building

NSF-funded Graduate Student Opportunities // "Bridging Divides across the Food, Energy, and Water Nexus" at University of Montana, USA

Applicants are sought for a NSF-funded graduate traineeship (National Research Traineeship; NRT) at the University of Montana, UM BRIDGES: Bridging Divides across the Food, Energy, and Water Nexus. Fellowships are available for PhD and MS students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) disciplines, including in the Departments of Ecosystem & Conservation Sciences, Geosciences, Economics, Environmental Studies, Forest Management, and Society & Conservation.

// more
News

Asia // Water, Energy, Food can’t be seen separately

By Joydeep Gupta. Climate change is making it imperative that the nexus between the three is integrated into all development plans. You need water and energy to grow food. You need water to generate energy, even in a solar farm. You need energy to pump water. The water-energy-food nexus is a no-brainer, so why is it so often ignored? The answer depends on who’s answering.

// more
News

Research // NSF awards $36.6 million in new food-energy-water system grants

The US National Science Foundation supports research into how to provide food, energy and water security for Earth's increasing population.

// more
News

Tools // World’s first holistic tool to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions from urban water services launched

The Energy Performance and Carbon Emissions Assessment and Monitoring (ECAM) tool enables water utilities to measure and manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy consumption at a system-wide level. By identifying areas to reduce GHG emissions, increase energy savings and improve overall efficiencies to reduce costs, ECAM offers a holistic approach for urban water utilities to shift to low energy, low carbon water management.

// more
News

Job Vacancy // Water resource planning consultant for a multi-purpose dam in the Cochabamba Departamental Administration, Bolivia

The Nexus project in Bolivia aims at introducing a coordination mechanism of the three sectors of water, energy and food security in order to mitigate resource scarcity caused by climate change and to take advantage of synergies. The partner organization, here the Department of Water Management and Basic Supply (DGA) of the Departamental Administration of Cochabamba, is to be supported in the development of an intersectoral management model for water distribution for drinking water supply,...

// more