"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As a result of the fact that now more than 50 percent of the water withdrawn from rivers and lakes in the United States goes toward energy production, the New York Times states in a recently published article a changing awareness on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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Governance

Publication // Nexus Mapping Study in South East Europe

This study focuses on the SEE2020 Region, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia, within its wider geographic context. It is aimed as the conceptual and technical background to support and inform the Nexus Policy Dialogue process, ongoing since 2013 in SEE under the ‘Petersberg Phase II / Athens Declaration Process’ and Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) programme “International Waters: Learning Exchange and Resources...

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Scholarship // Graduate Research Assistants (Food-energy-water systems (FEWS))

The Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) has openings for two graduate students to work on an NSF-funded collaborative research project, involving seven research institutes including academia and national laboratories. The goal of this project is to explore contemporary and future challenges to food-energy-water systems (FEWS) of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States, in light of climate change and its extremes.

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SDGs

Publication // The Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Insights into resilient development

By SAB Miller and WWF (World Wildlife Fund). This collaborative report looks at 16 countries or states, comparing the ways in which their development patterns have managed their different mixes of resources and different capacities to make use of those resources.

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