Nexus News // Archive 2018

Nexus Blog

Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the US // How Farms Can Tend to the Energy-water Nexus, Reduce Costs and Help Their Communities

By Kate Zerrenner (EDF) and Dylan Dupre (CalCom Energy). Across the US, farmers face unrelenting pressure to conserve both water and energy. From California to Texas, recent droughts and declining groundwater levels require more pumping to provide irrigation water for crops. Pumping water takes energy, as do many other precision agriculture tasks involved in running a successful farm today. This symbiotic relationship between water and energy use – often called the energy-water nexus – is taking...

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

What on Earth are Ecosystem Services? // Nexus Seminar on the Concepts, Methods, and Challenges

The idea that nature provides benefits supporting human well-being has been there since time immemorial. With the growing awareness that these benefits are fast depleting, experts have turned their attention to ‘ecosystem services’ as a concept that helps us to better understand the interconnections between humans and nature. In her lecture on 5 November 2018, Karla Locher-Krause presented on “Ecosystem Services in Transformed Landscapes: Concepts, Methods, and Challenges”.

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Sanitation and Wastewater

Entrevista con Mirbel Alberto Epiquién Rivera // "Desde SUNASS Promovemos los Mecanismos de Retribución por Servicios Ecosistémicos"

En esta entrevista Mirbel Alberto Epiquién Rivera, Jefe de Gestión Ambiental y Servicios Ecosistémicos de la Empresa de Agua y Alcantarillado de Lima (SEDAPAL), habla del éxito de la Superintendencia Nacional de Servicios de Saneamiento (SUNASS), en la construcción e implementación de un mecanismo de financiamiento de proyectos de infraestructura natural para recuperar o conservar los servicios ecosistémicos hídricos en las cuencas abastecedoras de agua potable a través de tarifas de agua.

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Jobs

Vacancy // Two Part-time Research Assistants for Urban Agriculture Food/Energy/Water Nexus Project at City University New York City

Scaling up urban agriculture sustainably requires optimizing the nexus of food, energy, and water that is consumed and produced by urban farms and gardens. This three-year National Science Foundation-funded project will track resource flows and the social dimensions of urban agriculture projects in five countries (Poland, UK, France, Germany, US) and create a digital platform for urban farmers to contribute data on their operations that will enable them to better understand and manage their...

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Nexus Blog

World Bank Blog // Water, Food and Energy in the Arab World: A Collective Challenge

By Anders Jägerskog. Groundwater is fast disappearing in the Middle East and North Africa region. Under a business-as-usual approach to the use of these scarce resources, it is estimated that they will be gone in about 30 years. This will have a devastating impact on the communities and livelihoods that rely on this water.

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News

Нексус в Центральной Азии // Третье Заседание Регионального Координационного Комитета

12 октября 2018 г., Астана. Третье заседание Регионального Координационного Комитета (РКК) проекта ЕС по Нексус диалогу в Центральной Азии было посвящено разработке портфеля многосекторальных инвестиционных проектов по укреплению водной, энергетической и продовольственной безопасности в Центральной Азии для их возможной последующей поддержки в рамках Второй Фазы Глобальной Программы ЕС по региональным Нексус диалогам.

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Policy

Nexus in South Asia // The Water, Food and Energy Nexus in Pakistan

By Dr Aqeel Ahmed Bazmi. The country needs a dynamic Nexus framework that attempts to equally weight sectoral objectives and provide a new paradigm for diagnosis and investigation.

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Policy

Penn State // Water-Energy-Food Nexus Workshop held in Nigeria

By Nathan Rufo. More than 60 representatives from Penn State and multiple African institutions and governments came together around the intersection of water, energy and food.

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Jobs

Vacancy // Creative Junior Quantitative Economist with Strong Modelling Skills and an Interest in Climate and Food Security Nexus

Are you interested in applied quantitative economic analysis? Do you have experience with computable general equilibrium (CGE) models and are you interested in improving the conceptual underpinning and the empirical justification of an in-house simulation model (MAGNET) used for cross-cutting analyses? Are you interested in global issues such as food and nutrition security, climate change, inequality? Do you thrive working as a team player in a complex project environment?

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Governance

Opinion // How to Strengthen Cooperation for a Water Secure South Asia

By Jyotiraj Patra. South Asia is witnessing unprecedented water challenges and risks. Most of these risks are multi-dimensional, dynamic, complex and uncertain in nature. To better understand and address them and to better govern the region’s vital water resources, South Asia needs more innovative and inclusive collaboration between regional countries, levels and sectors.

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