Nexus in the Media // Archive 2013

Wells Fargo Grant to UC Merced will Support Water, Energy and Food Projects
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Goldrush Cam // Wells Fargo Grant to UC Merced will Support Water, Energy and Food Projects

UC Merced researchers will develop solutions to regional problems that arise from balancing three limited resources - water, food and energy - thanks to a USD 75,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation.

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Access to water is under threat!
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trust.org // Access to water is under threat!

The water-energy-food nexus in general and water shortage in particular is most likely to be the biggest challenge of the 21st century. To address this challenge, over 36 heads of state, ministers from more than 50 countries as well as practitioners and scientist meet in New Dehli, India, for the 14th edition of the Dehli Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), to be held from Feb. 6-8th, 2014

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Confronting the Challenges of Food, Water, and Energy
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Atlantic Council // Strategic Foresight Forum // Confronting the Challenges of Food, Water, and Energy

The Forum's second panel revolved around the question: "Building Up Resilience: Can the Upcoming Food-Water-Energy Crisis Be Avoided?". In this article, a number of inspiring positions can be found addressing technology, forestry and other nexus related topics

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The "Food-Energy-Water Nexus"
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WWF South Africa // Profile // The "Food-Energy-Water Nexus"

The 'Food-Energy-Water Nexus' has become a buzzword in sustainability circles as we increasingly recognise the need to view these three fundamental aspects of civilization as interconnected. WWF South Africa takes part in the debate on the nexus

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Water: a litre saved is a litre earned
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The Hindu // Opinion // Water: a litre saved is a litre earned

Ashwath K. Subramanyan, a 12th grade student who is passionate about water and a Model United Nations delegate for the 4th year, solemn appeals to make the best out of the remaining U.N. Year of Water Cooperation as every liter saved will have a direct impact on those less priviledged than we are and will even save lives

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The Water-Energy Nexus
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The River Network // The Water-Energy Nexus

This article by the river network explains precisely the water-energy-climate nexus, and also gives its dimension: It quotes a report by the U.S. Departement of Energy saying in 2006 as much water was used for power generation as for irrigated agriculture - 39 persent of the U.S. consumption

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Video-Interview with Andy Wales: How can collaboration help solving the complexity of the future nexus challenges?
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The Guardian // Video-Interview with Andy Wales: How can collaboration help solving the complexity of the future nexus challenges?

SABMiller's head of sustainable development on the changing landscape of sustainability. The biggest victory over the last 20 years has been collaboration and partnerships between businesses and campaigning organisations. Big companies understand the agenda but the next step is to involve global small to medium-sized companies (SMEs), where the majority of economic activities and use of resources happen.

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South Asia faces food, water, energy insecurity
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The Nation (Pakistan) // South Asia faces food, water, energy insecurity

A conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, focussed on a number of development related topics in the South Asia region. Among them was connected infrastructure between Pakistan and India to address the water-energy-food-security nexus

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Organisations find new ways to address water, energy and food pressures
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The Guardian // Organisations find new ways to address water, energy and food pressures

"NGOs, businesses and governments are collaborating to tackle the water, food, energy nexus, but efforts must be scaled up", says Gabrielle Walker, chief scientist at Xyntéo, which works with global companies to identify and carry out projects that aim to enable businesses to grow in a new way, fit for the resource, climate and demographic realities of the 21st century.

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Space exploration can drive the next agricultural revolution
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The Conversation // Outlook // Space exploration can drive the next agricultural revolution

Traveling to an setteling on Mars is one of the big challenges of our civilisation, as Nikolaus Correll sees it. The technology which needs to be developed for such an endavour will be useful for life on earth, too

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