Nexus News // Archive 2018

News

Food-Energy-Water-CO2 Nexus // Plant-Based Burger Could Save Emissions Equal to 2 Million Cars

By Richard Waite, Daniel Vennard and Gerard Pozzi. Americans eat approximately 10 billion burgers each year. Replacing 30 percent of the beef in those burgers with mushrooms would, according to a study by the World Research Institute, improve their taste while lowering emissions, saving water and reducing land demand.

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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

Potential Applications and Lessons Learned from Africa // Outcomes from the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus Session at the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil

By Kidanemarian Jembere and Isabel Pasternack. Africa’s sustainable development largely depends on goods and services derived from its environment and natural resources. As Africa pursues sustainable growth pathways and structural transformation, the management of natural capital and most importantly water, land and energy resources, is critical.

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Second Nexus Executive Steering Committee Meeting // Supporting Regions, Countries and Cities

By Isabel Pasternack, Susanne Schmeier and Tina Schmiers. The second Executive Steering Committee Meeting of the Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme took place in Brussels on the 1-2 Mar 2018. The general objective of the meeting was to present the outcomes and impacts of the activities within the different regional dialogues, to discuss challenges and common issues as well as to find entry points and synergies to improve and strengthen cooperation and collaboration among the different regions...

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Water-Energy Nexus // Hong Kong’s Futuristic Waste-to-Energy Facility

By Robert C. Brears. Each day Hong Kong produces nearly 3 million cubic meters of sewage which equates to over 1,200 tons of sludge. Rather than relying on landfill as the only means of sludge disposal, Hong Kong has launched T · PARK, which is a futuristic waste-to-energy facility.

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Jobs

PhD Opportunity // Modelling and Optimisation of Spatio-temporal Patterns of flows in the Urban Food-Water-Energy Nexus

Developing sustainable future cities depends on the opportunities to optimally integrate and mobilize food, water and energy resources in a synergistic way to reduce water, carbon, and ecological footprints, and increase the community resilience against challenges exacerbated by climate change, population growth, and resources depletion. This project aims to generate actionable information by analysing the distributed production and storage of materials and energy flows into, out of, and within...

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Central Asia // First Meeting of the Regional Working Group on the Nexus Project in Tashkent

On 13 March 2018 the Regional Working Group held its first meeting. The main topic of discussion was multi-sectoral cooperation in the context of the Aral Sea Basin Programme (ASBP). The event was held in the framework of the EU-funded project “Central Asia Nexus Dialogue: Fostering Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus Dialogue and Multi-Sector Investment ”, Nexus. It is implemented by CAREC and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The ultimate task of the Regional Working...

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Nexus Interviews

Nexus Interview // Water Cooperation in Central Asia

Interview with Benjamin Pohl: "The costs of the status quo of water management in Central Asia are very significant, but we can currently observe a lot of progress and optimism on water cooperation in the region."

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Capacity Building

Human Capacity Building // The Major Pillar within the Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme

By Ruth Erlbeck, Ralph Trosse, Nisreen Lahham and Maarit Thiem. Capacity Building has been identified as a major driver for advancing the implementation of the Nexus approach and thinking at national and regional level. Hence, the Nexus Regional Dialogues programme designed and developed a Nexus training specifically tailored to the needs expressed by representatives of sectorial ministries and regional partner organisations.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Taller // Toolbox en Sistemas de Irrigación con Energía Solar (SPIS) en Santiago de Chile

El Programa Diálogo Regional Nexo BMZ/UE en colaboración con la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) y con el apoyo del Instituto de Desarrollo Agropecuario (INDAP) y del Programa Powering Agriculture, se realizó el curso “Toolbox Sistemas de Irrigación con Energía Solar (SPIS) para asesores” entre los días 28 de Noviembre al 01 de Diciembre de 2017, en las dependencias de la CEPAL enSantiago, Chile.

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DNC2017 Conference Briefs

Workshop // Toolbox on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) in Santiago, Chile

The BMZ / EU Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and with the support of the Institute for Agricultural Development (INDAP) and the Powering Agriculture Programme conducted the professional training on the “Toolbox on Solar Energy Irrigation Systems (SPIS) for advisers” between November 28 and December 01, 2017, at the dependencies of ECLAC in Santiago, Chile.

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