Nexus News // Archive 2018

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Nexus in 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 in 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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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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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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Sanitation and Wastewater

Reciclaje de Aguas Residuales // ¿Es el Agua de Reuso la Solución ante la Sequía?

Baja California concentra 57 % de las seis mil 474 hectáreas que se destinan al cultivo de uva para vino en México. Aunque en los últimos años el Valle de Guadalupe se convirtió en un polo de crecimiento para actividades económicas como la gastronomía y el turismo, el Acuífero Guadalupe sigue siendo su única fuente de agua y está sobreexplotado. Este año, el gobierno del estado de Baja California lanzó una licitación para que una empresa se haga cargo de tratar las aguas residuales del municipio...

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Waste treatment

Urban Nexus // Mongolians Gain German Best Practice Experiences on Solid Waste Management and Waste Incineration

In order to cope with vast amounts of household waste, the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, is planning to create an environmentally friendly incineration plant. The National Development Agency is advising the Mongolian Government on technological aspects and respective financing mechanisms. In order to prepare for the tasks ahead, a Mongolian Delegation of the National Development Agency and Ulaanbaatar Municipality were invited to Germany to gain experiences on best practice examples on solid...

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Capacity Building

Urban Nexus // Dynamic and Interactive Urban Nexus Trainings in Indonesia

By Ruth Erlbeck, Ralph Trosse, Rashane SalaNgarm. Two back to back workshops were organized end of November 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia: an Urban Nexus Training and a Training of Trainers workshop. The interactive and participatory training introduced specific tools for analyzing urban Nexus challenges and defining influencing factors. The participants gave positive feedback on both parts of the workshops, expressing that the new perspectives and skills are of immense value for the daily work....

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Capacity Building

Urban Nexus // Innovative Waste Water Management Workshop on Vacuum Sewer Systems in the United Arab Emirates

By Ruth Erlbeck, Ralph Trosse & Rashane Sala-Ngarm (The Urban Nexus Project). Most cities in Asia and the Middle East face similar issues regarding the collection of wastewater from households and other units. A workshop held in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), from 6 to 7 November 2018, addressed these issues by introducing a specific vacuum waste water collection technology. This technology provides cities with an alternative solution to the conventional gravity system. The...

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Capacity Building

Urban Nexus // Training for Urban Challenges in Danang, Vietnam

By Ruth Erlbeck, Ralph Trosse and Rashane Sala-Ngarm. In the framework of the GIZ “Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities: The Urban Nexus”, two back to back workshops were conducted in Danang, Vietnam from October 30th to November 2nd 2018. They introduced the Urban Nexus approach to a variety of stakeholders as well as specific tools for analyzing urban challenges embedded in the Global Agendas.

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