"How Energy Drains Water Supplies"
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Bonn2011 Nexus Conference in the media // "How Energy Drains Water Supplies"

An article in the New York Times looks at water needs of power plants in the US and refers to the nexus approach of the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference

As a result of the fact that now more than 50 percent of the water withdrawn from rivers and lakes in the United States goes toward energy production, the New York Times states in a recently published article a changing awareness on water constraints in regards to energy production. Moreover, it stresses a trend towards cooling systems in power plants in which water-saving recycling technologies are applied. The article concludes that the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference "will look at the energy-water nexus and at how food, which requires large amounts of both, fits into the picture."

Read the full article on the website of the New York Times: {http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/19/business/global/19iht-green19.html?_r=2|www.nytimes.com}

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Climate Change

Nexus Blog // Understanding the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in a warming Climate

In this article, the authors explore what the WEF Nexus is, how to minimize trade-offs and maximise co-benefits within it, and what opportunities it offers to address the challenges of a changing climate. They further draw on ongoing research in Tanzania’s Rufiji River Basin – a case that exemplifies key issues in the WEF nexus – where ambitious development plans cut across several sectors and could be severely limited by future climate change.

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Dresden Nexus Conference DNC2020

Call for Abstracts // Dresden Nexus Conference 2020

The call for abstracts for the upcoming Dresden Nexus Conference 2020 is now open! The Dresden Nexus Conference is an international conference series dedicated to advancing research on and the implementation of a Nexus Approach to environmental resource management and to fostering dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Research

Call for Nexus Research Proposals // Call with South Africa on Water-Energy-Food Nexus

This call marks the start of a new cooperation programme with the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) and falls under the Merian Fund. The programme aims to further stimulate joint, impact-oriented research between Dutch and South African researchers. The first call for proposals focuses on the WEF nexus within major societal challenges. The deadline for submission is 26 September 2019.

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