Nexus News // Archive 2018

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Water-Energy Nexus // The Energy Reality behind Cape Town's Water Crisis – and why the U.S. Should Care

By Kate Zerrenner. In Cape Town, South Africa, the countdown is on for Day Zero when water taps in the city of 4 million people are expected to run dry. Yet, while this water crisis has been making headlines worldwide, nobody’s talking about the connection between water and energy. In a rapidly changing climate, we should.

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China and the Energy-Food-Water Nexus

By Niall Duggan. China’s energy-food-water nexus raises a number of human security issues. The nexus will slow Chinese growth and create instability. It is clear that China cannot solve these issues in isolation. China will require access to, and management of, energy, food and water resources beyond its own borders.

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"A WEF perspective is essential for developing effective strategies for the sustainable use of essential resources"

By Jauad El Kharraz. With a water-energy-food nexus workshop held in Morocco in December, the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC) and its partners have shown the importance of the Nexus approach for resource security and peace in the MENA region.

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Call for Papers // Special Edition of Energy, Ecology and Environment: "Water Security"

Edited by Robert Brears. Global demand for water is projected to outstrip supply by 40% in 2030 and 55% in 2050 as a result of climate change, rising population and economic growth, rapid urbanization, and increased water-energy-food nexus pressures. This special issue "Water Security" will address interdisciplinary approaches that have been taken in different geographical locations, with varying climates, incomes and lifestyles, to achieve water security.

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Call for Papers // Special Edition of Energy, Ecology and Environment: "Water Security"

Edited by Robert Brears. Global demand for water is projected to outstrip supply by 40% in 2030 and 55% in 2050 as a result of climate change, rising population and economic growth, rapid urbanization, and increased water-energy-food nexus pressures. This special issue "Water Security" will address interdisciplinary approaches that have been taken in different geographical locations, with varying climates, incomes and lifestyles, to achieve water security.

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Jobs

Water-Energy Nexus // Internship on Desalination at UNU-INWEH

As intern at UNU-INWEH, you will collect and synthesize data on the status of desalinated water across countries and regions, search of literature for the economics of desalination, policy and institutional aspects, and environmental trade‐offs, among others, and prepare a draft of the state‐of‐the‐art review and policy brief on the status of desalinated water.

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Migration

Food-Migration Nexus // At the Root of Exodus: Food Security, Conflict and International Migration

This study by the World Food Programme aims at determining the role that food security and other factors play in compelling cross-border migration. Drawn from quantitative and qualitative research, the study gives voice to people who have left their countries of origin.

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From Isolation to Integration // New UN Report Provides Roadmap to More Sustainable Resource Management

To solve the world’s biggest problems – from climate change to urbanisation to population growth – we must approach environmental solutions in an integrated manner, according to a new report by the United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES). The new report “From Isolation to Integration” – released today at UNU-FLORES’s 5th Anniversary Symposium – introduces the Nexus Approach to resource management, outlines capacity gaps that...

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21st River Symposium 2018 // Nexus Abstract Submission

The 21st River Symposium will take place 14-17 Oct 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Abstract submission is now open, with the water-energy-food nexus being one of the 2018 topics. Deadline for submission is 23 March 2018.

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Call for Proposals // Water Reuse and Water Desalination for Agricultural and Food Production

PRIMA-IS is launching a call for research and innovation (RIA) proposals to mobilize the Euro-Mediterranean scientific communities, stakeholders and private entities and to support a wide range of research and innovation projects expected to produce a socio-economic impact in the near future. In this call, participation of private entities is strongly encouraged.

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