Nexus News // Archive 2018

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SIM4Nexus and DAFNE // Key Results from the Knowledge Exchange Workshop of Nexus Projects

By Floor Brouwer, Phoebe Koundouri, Tamara Avellán, Jasminko Novak, Rachel Ahrens, Chrysi Laspidou and Guido J. Schmidt. A Nexus workshop with more than 50 participants was held on 16 March 2018 in Athens by SIM4NEXUS and DAFNE, in collaboration with the Greece United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN), to share knowledge among Nexus research groups, compare work among different Nexus-related projects, and seek ways for future collaboration.

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Fraunhofer Chile presentó beneficios de combinar energía solar y agricultura

Tres plantas fotovoltaicas se instalaron sobre cultivos agrícolas de la Región Metropolitana, con el propósito de contribuir al uso eficiente del suelo, la estabilidad en el suministro de energía, la incorporación de tecnologías inteligentes y la reducción en la huella de carbono de los productos agrícolas.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Nationwide Implementation of Solar Farming Planned // Climate-Smart Agriculture Made in India

By Tushaar Shah. The Indian government recently announced a new multi-billion dollar scheme to implement solarisation of farm irrigation on a national scale. First projects in Dhundi, Himachal Pradesh, not only promoted climate-smartness, but also created lucrative business models and reduced government subsidies in agriculture.

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Sanitation and Wastewater

Commentary // Energy Has a Role to Play in Achieving Universal Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

By Molly A. Walton. The linkages between water and energy are increasingly recognised across businesses, governments and the public – and have been a major area of analysis in the World Energy Outlook. Thinking about water and energy in an integrated way is essential if the world is to reach the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on water: to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

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Communicating about the Nexus

By Olivier Cogels. Securing sufficient access to water, energy and food in order to permit what will soon be 10 billion people living together on the earth is a pressing challenge for all of humanity. To help governments and international institutions to make more optimal use of the, more and more, scarce natural resources, a new concept is gaining increased attention in the international community: the "water, energy and food security Nexus".

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Water-Energy Nexus Certificate Program // University of California Irvine

According to a recent report from the US Department of Energy (DOE), better understanding of the relationship between water availability and energy production (water-energy nexus) and its susceptibility to climate change is a matter of national security. This report was issued after severe droughts affected more than 1/3 of the US and the loss of available water constrained the ability of many power plants to function.

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Jobs

PhD Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative // Food-Water-Energy Nexus

The PhD researcher will be part of the CRUNCH project. CRUNCH is a multi-disciplinary project with an international consortium of 19 project partners lead by University of Portsmouth with the aim to work in 6 cities, addressing all three sectors of food, water and energy through the integrative FWE-Nexus approach. Using ULL scenarios developed through CRUNCH for the participating cities, a context specific FWE-Nexus framework will be developed and visualised.

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American Chemical Society // Opening Session at ACS Meeting will Focus on Nexus of Food, Energy and Water

Sientists will explore a variety of subjects related to the “Nexus of Food, Energy and Water” theme of the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. The meeting will take place March 18 to 22 in New Orleans.

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WEF-Nexus Graduate Research Assistantship // University of California Merced

The Mountain Hydrology Research Group at the University of California Merced seeks applications for a highly qualified applicant who is committed to pursuing a PhD degree in Environmental Systems on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

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Nexus Blog

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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