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Nexus in the Media // Archive 2012

Results 21 - 40 / 257
Global Agriculture: Groundwater levels are sinking rapidly
Media  |  20 Nov 2012

SPIEGEL online // Global Agriculture: Groundwater levels are sinking rapidly

The world population is growing - and with it the demand for food. However, intense agricultural use of land leads to groundwater levels sinking dangerously in many regions of the world, according to a new study.› more

Superstorm Sandy Demands We Pay Attention to Climate Change - and the Nexus
Media  |  19 Nov 2012

ecoCENTRIC // Superstorm Sandy Demands We Pay Attention to Climate Change - and the Nexus

While most of the news has focused on New York City, hurricanes impact rural areas too, and many of the issues that concern us, including the overuse of agro-chemicals in industrial-scale farming and the production of toxic...› more

Food Security versus Bio-fuel
Media  |  31 Oct 2012

Financial Express (Dhaka) // Food Security versus Bio-fuel

Bio-fuels can help reduce global warming by curbing greenhouse gas emission and create employment opportunity and increased income for the rural poor in developing countries. Recently, the production and use of bio-fuel has...› more

Businesses urged to work with govt on managing food, water, energy use
Media  |  29 Oct 2012

The Straits Times (Singapore) // Businesses urged to work with govt on managing food, water, energy use

ENERGY, water and food - three cornerstones of the world - are deeply intertwined, and will be demanded in ever larger quantities in the future. To meet these inter-related demands, businesses can play a key role, working closely...› more

The Energy-Water-Food Conundrum
Media  |  29 Oct 2012

Singapore International Energy Week // The Energy-Water-Food Conundrum

Do we really understand - or think sufficiently about - the "Energy-Water-Food Nexus"? That was the concern shared during a searching Singapore Energy Summit plenary session on Monday.› more

"The water-energy nexus is more than ever appropriately the water-energy-food nexus"
Media  |  26 Oct 2012

cleantech Blog // "The water-energy nexus is more than ever appropriately the water-energy-food nexus"

New white paper showcases learnings from Water Innovation Summit. The report touches on the utility perspective on innovation, smart water networks, financing innovation, sustainable water management in the oil and gas sector,...› more

UK Parliament Has Begun Inquiry on Post-2015 Agenda
Media  |  26 Oct 2012

// UK Parliament Has Begun Inquiry on Post-2015 Agenda

UN officials and other high-level representatives participated in the UK Parliament's Commons Select Committee first oral evidence session for its inquiry on the UN post-2015 development goals. Questions and comments focused on...› more

Food, Energy, Water threaten Development
Media  |  23 Oct 2012

Standard Digital (Kenya) // Food, Energy, Water threaten Development

Water, energy and food are three crucial resources needed to sustain life on earth. Yet, every year 1.1 billion people go without clean drinking water, 1.3 people billion without electricity and over one billion people face...› more

How Important Is the Nexus between Water and the Economy? The Case of Ecosystem Services
Media  |  23 Oct 2012

GrowingBlue // How Important Is the Nexus between Water and the Economy? The Case of Ecosystem Services

There's an old Western phrase, "Whiskey's for drinking; water's for war." The quip captures the significance of water - water is essential to life. It is also fundamental to economic well-being - with a nexus to food,...› more

The Water Food Energy Nexus
Media  |  23 Oct 2012

Business Fights Poverty Blog // The Water Food Energy Nexus

Water, food and energy are interconnected. Agriculture accounts for about 70% of global freshwater use and can pollute freshwater supplies if mismanaged. Water is also used to generate electricity: in the USA, power generation...› more

New international land deals database reveals rush to buy up Africa
Media  |  22 Oct 2012

The Guardian // New international land deals database reveals rush to buy up Africa

World's largest public database lifts lid on the extent and secretive nature of the global demand for land: Almost 5% of Africa's agricultural land has been bought or leased by investors since 2000, according to an international...› more

Global groundwater use outpaces supply - Measure reveals unsustainable use of world's aquifers
Media  |  22 Oct 2012

ScienceNews // Global groundwater use outpaces supply - Measure reveals unsustainable use of world's aquifers

A handful of thirsty countries are guzzling their groundwater reserves much faster than those resources can be renewed. India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mexico, and the United States lead the global pack of water-thirsty...› more

No Wars for Water - Why Climate Change Has Not Led to Conflict
Media  |  22 Oct 2012

Foreign Affairs // No Wars for Water - Why Climate Change Has Not Led to Conflict

In short, predictions of a Water World War are overwrought. However, tensions over water usage can still exacerbate other existing regional conflicts. Climate change is expected to intensify droughts, floods, and other extreme...› more

"Drain it, lose it," says new wetlands economics report
Media  |  19 Oct 2012

The Hindu // "Drain it, lose it," says new wetlands economics report

A major report that will help countries understand the economic value of inland wetlands, which cover a vast area of the earth's land surface and provide key ecosystem services, was released at the conference of the Convention on...› more

Africa: Pumps, Policies and Private Investment
Media  |  18 Oct 2012

NEPAD // Africa: Pumps, Policies and Private Investment

As World Water Week draws to a close, a new report highlights the promise of small-scale irrigation schemes. "Water for Wealth and Food Security" touts simple interventions, such as motor pumps, small reservoirs and rainwater...› more

Loss of Fertile Soil: "It's like a Time Bomb"
Media  |  17 Oct 2012

DIE ZEIT online // Loss of Fertile Soil: "It's like a Time Bomb"

The world underestimates a huge problem: the population is growing, at the same time we are losing huge amounts of fertile soil. Time to take action, says ex-minister Klaus Toepfer.› more

Land grabbing: Feeding the world or the corporate bottom line?
Media  |  16 Oct 2012

Agriculture & Ecosystems Blog // Land grabbing: Feeding the world or the corporate bottom line?

With food prices on the rise again, World Food Day this week should attract more attention than usual. Food security is back on the political agenda. That's good. The world needs to think hard about how it can double food...› more

Agriculture cooperation in pictures: a key priority ahead of European Development Days
Media  |  16 Oct 2012

EU Neighbourhood Info Centre // Agriculture cooperation in pictures: a key priority ahead of European Development Days

Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security and Resilience is one of the three main themes of discussion at the European Development Days this year. The event will highlight the European Commission's first ever set of proposals on...› more

Chemistry and the Future of Food and Water
Media  |  16 Oct 2012

Your Formula Blog // Chemistry and the Future of Food and Water

Chemistry can enable the development of technologies such as new drought-resistant crops and seeds, in addition to fertilizers that use less water in farming. - We often hear about the nexus between water and energy, and this is...› more

Food Scarcity: The Timebomb Setting Nation against Nation
Media  |  15 Oct 2012

The Guardian // Food Scarcity: The Timebomb Setting Nation against Nation

As the UN and Oxfam warn of the dangers ahead, expert analyst Lester Brown says time to solve the problem is running out.› more

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