Nexus in the Media // Archive 2012

Energy, Food and Water Nexus
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Earth Summit 2012 // Energy, Food and Water Nexus

A blog by Felix Dodds: "One of the vital meetings that input to the Rio+20 Conference was the Bonn 2011 Nexus Conference. The conference goals were to create a better understanding of the interlinkages between the sectors of energy, food and water and develop a joint perspective on common changes and their interrelations and to look at options and solutions and what an enabling framework with incentives for these topics would bear the largest positive impact potential."

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Superstorm Sandy Demands We Pay Attention to Climate Change - and the Nexus
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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 wastewater from hydrofracking, have serious implications during times like this.

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Food Security versus Bio-fuel
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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 increased globally due to soaring fossil fuel price and to secure sustainable energy supply for the future.

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The Energy-Water-Food Conundrum
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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.

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Businesses urged to work with govt on managing food, water, energy use
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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 with government, said Ms Ruth Cairnie, executive vice-president of strategy and planning at energy giant Royal Dutch Shell.

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"The water-energy nexus is more than ever appropriately the water-energy-food nexus"
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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, opportunities in water and agriculture, and securing clean water for industries.

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UK Parliament Has Begun Inquiry on Post-2015 Agenda
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// 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 the role and functioning of the High-Level Panel (HLP) of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Panelists also responded to questions on: whether to incorporate overarching goals on equality and human rights, noting the challenges and benefits of specific...

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The Water Food Energy Nexus
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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 accounts for about 50% of all freshwater withdrawals3and drought in countries that use hydropower — Ethiopia and Ghana, for example — can lead to black-outs. Energy, in turn, is needed to fertilise and transport crops, which can themselves be used as biofuel to create...

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How Important Is the Nexus between Water and the Economy? The Case of Ecosystem Services
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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, energy, industrial production, and a host of goods and services.

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Food, Energy, Water threaten Development
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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 starvation. And the situation could worsen - as world population hurtles towards a population of nine billion people demanding basic services and higher living standards. This fact was the focus of a forum held in Nairobi last week. Organised by the Kenya Industrial Research...

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