Nexus News // Archive 2018

Aquaponics/Hydroponics

Aquaponics in Small-scale Farming // 90% Less Water Usage Thanks to Social Startup "Effishent"

The Nexus Resource Platform is widening its scope to include a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. In this regard, NRP spoke with the social start-up “Effishent”, an Enactus Manheim project. The founders, Simon Simanovski, 22, and Alex Pirkebner, 23, developed a low-cost aquaponics system and combined it with a social business model. The aquaponics technology combines fish farming with vegetable cultivation in a closed loop water circulation. In comparison to conventional farming...

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Waste treatment

Water Utilities for Climate Mitigation // Energy-efficient Pumps for Climate Mitigation in Madaba, Jordan

By Mohammad Almalla. The governorate of Madaba, Jordan receives its drinking water from the Hidaan wells which are more than 400m lower located that the inhabited areas. Consequently, more than 70% of the energy in the Miyahuna Water Company is used to lift the water. The WaCCliM project assessed together with the University of Jordan the energy efficiency of the supply network. With new retrofitted pumps the energy savings exceed 1000 tons CO2 per year.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Nexus in MENA // Joint FAO-GIZ Session on SPIS with Water-Energy-Food Nexus Focus at Cairo Water Week

By Nisreen Lahham. From 14-18 October 2018, under the auspices of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI) organised the “First Cairo Water Week” with the aim of discussing water-related issues, reflecting Egypt’s interest in facing water challenges, including desertification, water scarcity, and climate change.

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News

Dialogue Régional Bassin du Niger // Atelier National d’Appropriation de l’Approche Nexus Eau-Energie-Sécurité Alimentaire

Par Paloukoussoukou Karamoa. Le Niger, pays enclavé du Sahel étendue une superficie de plus de 1,2 million de km², subit de plein fouet les sévères conséquences du changement climatique. Des sécheresses de plus en plus graves entraînent une insécurité alimentaire de plus en plus grande. Afin de soutenir l'État Nigérien dans ses efforts de résilience, la société civile, avec l’appui technique des diverses organisations gouvernementales et le concours financier de la Coopération Allemande et de...

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News

Regional Dialogue Niger Basin // National Workshop on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus Approach

By Paloukoussoukou Karamoa. Niger, a landlocked country in the Sahel covering an area of more than 1.2 million km², is suffering the full impact of severe consequences of climate change despite its enormous renewable energy potential. Increasingly severe droughts, are leading to more and more food insecurity. In order to support the Nigerien state in its efforts to be resilient, civil society organisations have conducted a national workshop on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus approach. The...

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News

Nexus Investment // "The water, energy and food security is at the heart of Central Asia's socio-economic development"

On 12 October 2018, the third meeting of the Nexus Regional Steering Committee dedicated to the development of a portfolio of investment projects to foster water, energy and food security in Central Asia was held in Astana. Representatives of the Executive Committee of International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, basin organizations, national ministries and agencies responsible for water, land management, energy and economic development and experts from all five Central Asian countries...

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Capacity Building

Urban Nexus // Innovative Municipal Solid Waste Management Training on Maximum Yield Technology (MYT)

By Ruth Erlbeck, Ralph Trosse and Rashane Sala Ngarm (The Urban Nexus Project). When it comes to solid waste treatment, most cities in Asia face similar problems, such as increasing amounts of waste. To find solutions for these challenges, GIZ conducted the "Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities: The Urban Nexus" workshop to introduce the Maximum Yield Technology - a mechanical biological treatment technology that has proved successful in Germany and is applicable to the Asian context.

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Stockholm Water Week

SWWW 2018 Outcomes // Towards the Circularization of Hydroelectricity using the Existing Hydraulic Infrastructure

Synergistic approaches to respond to both food and energy needs and an integrated management of water are essential to respond to the WEF Nexus, in particular to attain the Sustainable Development Goals 2, 6 and 7. Installing hydropower plants in the greenfield imposes high environmental and social impacts. On the other hand, in water infrastructures the waste of energy is common. A direction for the decarbonisation of energy sources, in the context of hydroelectricity, must be the fight against...

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Stockholm Water Week

SWWW 2018 Outcomes // Bridging Conservation and Development through Stakeholder Inclusive Transboundary Water Governance

Bridging Conservation and Development through Stakeholder Inclusive Transboundary Water Governance: How do the imperatives of water-related ecosystem conservation and those of water security for human socio-economic development become intertwined in transboundary basins, which provide freshwater to 50% of the worlds’ population? How are these efforts faring in practice?

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Stockholm Water Week

SWWW 2018 Outcomes // Donors’ Water Strategies under the 2030 Agenda

The rising importance of water in the development agenda is proven by a dedicated SDG on water as well as by the fact that water is integrated into more than 90% of the NDC adaptation chapters. A new dynamic is needed to actually deliver on SDG 6 and other water-related goals and targets. How do donors react to this? The event presented and discussed donors’ water strategies of the post 2015 era. Several donors have put forward new strategies like Germany’s BMZ or Swiss SDC, or work on guidance...

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