Nexus News // Archive 2018

News

Nexus Interview // Prof. Paulo Barbosa of São Paulo School of Advanced Science on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

In this interview, the Nexus Resource Platform speaks with Prof. Paulo Barbosa of São Paulo School of Advanced Science about his role in establishing an international academic exchange programme on the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus, his future plans for this project as well as the WEF Nexus challenges in Brazil.

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Jobs

Vacancy // Berater (m/w/d) für nexusbasiertes Wassermanagement; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Tätigkeitsbereich: Die Kivu See Region (Burundi, Demokratische Republik Kongo und Ruanda) und der Ruzizi Fluss stehen unter großem Nutzungsdruck. Durch unnachhaltige Ressourcennutzung und unzureichendes Ressourcenmanagement wird dieser Druck erheblich verstärkt. Das Projekt: "Nexus basiertes Gewässermanagement für die Kivu See Region" hat zum Ziel, ein integriertes und übersektoriales Management der Ressourcen zu fördern, um eine nachhaltige Entwicklung im Flussgebiet zu unterstützen. Hierzu...

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Research

Southern Africa // Prospects for Improving Irrigated Agriculture in Southern Africa: Linking Water, Energy and Food

By Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi, Sylvester Mpandeli, Luxon Nhamo, Vimbayi G. P. Chimonyo, Charles Nhemachena, Aidan Senzanje, Dhesigen Naidoo and Albert T Modi. Increasing agricultural productivity has always been a prominent feature on the regional agenda due to a high incidence of food and nutrition insecurity. This review assessed the current status of irrigated agriculture in southern Africa from a water–energy–food (WEF) nexus perspective.

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Nexus Blog

Nexus Blog // How Agricultural Research can navigate the perfect Storm

By Claudia Ringler, Adam Hunt and Izabella Koziell. In their article, the authors discuss the challenges and opportunities of implementing the Nexus approach from the perspective of agricultural research. It is argued, that all agriculture research projects need to account for impacts and feedback effects on multiple outcomes – health and nutrition, energy, greenhouse gas production, ecosystems. Solutions rely not just on better partnerships, but on creating and using models and indicators that...

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Capacity Building

Nexus Regional Dialogue MENA // A National Dialogue in Khartoum on Water, Energy and Food Nexus

By Dr. Nisreen Lahham and Maarit Thiem (Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme). On 30 September 2018, the Nexus Regional Dialogue in the MENA region organized a National Dialogue on Water, Energy and Food Nexus in Khartoum together with the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD); the technical body of the League of Arab States (LAS) for agriculture. The objectives were to introduce the planned Nexus Assessment for Sudan and to elaborate how different Sudanese entities and stakeholders...

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Capacity Building

Nexus Regional Dialogue Central Asia // European Union supports Capacity Building for Multi-Sectoral Investments in Turkmenistan

ASHGABAT − On 5-6 December 2018, the meeting of the Intersectoral Working Group on the development of multi-sector investment projects for achieving water, energy and food security in Turkmenistan was held in Ashgabat together with a workshop for project developers.

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Nexus Regional Dialogue Central Asia // European Union supports the Basin Water Organization “Amudarya” to receive Investments

URGENCH – On 28-29 November 2018, 15 representatives of the Basin Water Organization (BWO) “Amudarya” from Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan participated in a WEF Nexus workshop in order to elaborate on possible investment projects to foster water, energy and food security in Amudarya Basin. The BWO Amudarya consists of 27 organizations, and is responsible for the management of the river trunk, interstate canals and pumping stations within the basin area.

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Capacity Building

Nexus Regional Dialogue MENA // The National Dialogue Meeting on Water, Energy and Food Nexus in Sudan

On October 30th 2018, the Nexus Regional Dialogue in the Middle East and North Africa hosted a meeting for senior officials from relevant organizations and ministries in Sudan as well as experts from the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development. Main focus of the meeting was an evaluation study on the Nexus in Sudan, which aims at integrating water, energy and food security into national strategies, policies and operational plans.

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News

Vacancy // Vacante en el programa Diálogos Regionales en el ámbito del Nexo (Agua – Energia – Seguridad Alimentaria) y en el programa de implementación de la agenda 2030 en América Latina

Vacante 50% en el programa Diálogos Regionales en el ámbito del Nexo (Agua – Energia – Seguridad Alimentaria) en América Latina y 50% en el programa de implementación de la agenda 2030 en América Latina con sede en Santiago de Chile

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News

Nexus Event Report // Resource Nexus Policy & Cluster Workshop in Brussels

On the 27 November, the Resource Nexus Policy & Cluster Workshop kicked off with 60 participants present at EASME premises in Brussels. Various Nexus projects and stakeholder discussed about challenges and opportunities in translating the Nexus approach from research into practice. Furthermore, ideas were shared for joint activities and cooperation.

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