Nexus in the Media // Archive 2012

Roses In The Desert - How Qatar Hopes To End Its Dependence On Food Imports
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Le Monde // Roses In The Desert - How Qatar Hopes To End Its Dependence On Food Imports

Food security is at the center of the Qatari government's strategy presented in its "Vision 2030" plan. More than 90% of products eaten by the country's two million residents (of which only 300,000 are Qataris) depend on imports. Water scarcity is another issue that needs to be resolved. This is why Qatar is building new desalination factories that will run on solar energy.

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Japan builds a Galapagos of power
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Asia Times // Japan builds a Galapagos of power

Rising resource and food costs add to the increasingly constraining effect the water-energy-food nexus exerts on our energy and other choices. Among other things, the water demands of conventional energy - including nuclear - threaten to overwhelm our capacity to cope with global population increases and urbanization.

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Tackle the Water Crisis
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Texas Weekly // Tackle the Water Crisis

The author demands to acknowledge the nexus between water and energy. "Texas has a 50-year state water plan but Texas has no energy plan. The Legislature should close this glaring gap in resource planning by creating a component to the water plan that recognizes the practical link between water and energy. One of the most important aspects of energy production is the availability of fresh water, and energy is often the most expensive aspect of water treatment and conveyance."

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China's Water Reserves and World’s Warming Atmosphere Wait For Natural Gas Breakthrough
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Circle of Blue // China's Water Reserves and World's Warming Atmosphere Wait For Natural Gas Breakthrough

China, the world's largest energy producer and consumer, mines and processes more than 3 billion metric tons of coal annually to fuel its expanding economy, or 76 percent of China's total energy use. But coal, the nation's second-largest industrial user of water, challenges water security in China's northern and western desert provinces, where 70 percent of the nation's coal is produced and processed. The energy-water imbalance is the principal source of a cycle of escalating economic and...

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Examining how rainfall variability, food security and migration interact
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Our World 2.0 // Examining how rainfall variability, food security and migration interact

The world faces a serious water crisis, warned former heads of government and experts recently in a book that identifies a multitude of associated security, development and social risks, including food, health, energy and equity issues.

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Asia's energy and food security challenges
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East Asia Forum // Asia's energy and food security challenges

Many Asian countries have been concerned about resource security and whether they will have enough food and energy at an accessible cost, and within tolerable risks, to meet projected demands.

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IWS 2013: Government Support is the Key to Water Investment and Business Growth, Say Water Experts
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MENAFN.com // IWS 2013: Government Support is the Key to Water Investment and Business Growth, Say Water Experts

Water governance and investment will be key topics addressed at the inaugural International Water Summit (IWS), which will take place on 15-17 January 2013, as a part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. "The sessions we have developed for IWS, including interactive voting sessions, will explore, among other issues, the ways political initiative and water governance can lead to mutually beneficial public-private sector synergies, attract investors and stimulate business development in the water...

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UAE puts energy-water-food-climate nexus on UN agenda at ongoing climate negotiations
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AME Info // UAE puts energy-water-food-climate nexus on UN agenda at ongoing climate negotiations

The United Arab Emirates hosted COP18's central discussion of the energy-water-food-climate nexus, in cooperation with New York University. The panel, "It Never Rains in the GCC," had identified priority government interventions in the market to manage the nexus as its global significance intensities.

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Holger Hoff on climate and the water-energy-land nexus in the Middle East
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SEI // Holger Hoff on climate and the water-energy-land nexus in the Middle East

An integrated perspective could help countries in the region find more effective approaches to climate-smart development, mitigation and adaptation, the SEI researcher says.

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Climate targets will not be met without hydropower
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IHA // Climate targets will not be met without hydropower

The importance of renewable energies to achieving climate change targets and sustainable development was presented by the International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance) at COP18 in Doha. Programme Director Tracy Lane represented IHA during the side event 'Towards 100% Renewables: Case studies and examples from regions and municipalities', which was organised by the REN Alliance.

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