Nexus in the Media // Archive 2013

A discussion on biofuel policies: a key link in the water-food-energy nexus
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LinkedIn // Blog // A discussion on biofuel policies: a key link in the water-food-energy nexus

Biofuels a being pushed by policy makers. But the production of biofuels has quite a few implications on both environment, economy, and poltics in the European Union and beyond. An interesting opinion piece sheds light on these impacts

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Looking Ahead: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus
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Coca-Cola Journey // Corporate Story // Looking Ahead: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

This article outlines the initiatives Coca-Cola supports in addressing the water-energy-food nexus

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Food, Water & Energy for Haiyan Affected Areas
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Global Giving // Fund Raising // Food, Water & Energy for Haiyan Affected Areas

Water, energy and food are the foundation of life and at the heart of emergency relief action. This initiative by Global Giving makes this clear, raising funding to help farming families in five affected areas recover from Haiyan typhoon. The plan is to install appropriate lightening and communications systems as well as systems for potable water supply as well as for food production - all of which driven by renewable energy and sustainable agriculture

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Climate change: Severe food, water shortage on the horizon
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The Express Tribune (Pakistan) // Climate change: Severe food, water shortage on the horizon

With a majority of the greenhouse gases to minimize global warming already emitted, South Asia might be particularly hard hit decreases in food production despite population growth

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Veolia expects rapid growth in agribusiness waste
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Reuters // Veolia expects rapid growth in agribusiness waste

Veolia, the world's largest provider of drinking water, expect the grow by 50 percent to one million Euros. They expect technology improvements as well as regulations to drive the market of recycled wast water, to grow, too and expect recyled waste water to be used by soft drink producers as well as breweries. Also, waste water helps their clients to cut their energy bills

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Water Energy Nexus: On the many virtues of rainwater
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Santa Fe New Mexican // Water Energy Nexus: On the many virtues of rainwater

For millennia, humans used rainwater for a variety of purposes, including drinking, washing and irrigation. These days rainwater can be highly polluted – if it falls onto a contaminated roadway or roof – but it is one of our purest sources. Compared to well water, which is typically very high in minerals, rainwater is easier to purify. And unlike the water in lakes and streams, rainwater contains no pharmaceuticals or other environmental pollutants.

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Raw Sewage and Anger Flood Gaza’s Streets as Electricity Runs Low
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New York Times // Report // Raw Sewage and Anger Flood Gaza's Streets as Electricity Runs Low

Electricity shortage in the Gaza strip, caused by the Hamas led government cause a pump station to overlood and sewage to run in the streets of Gaza city, causing health dangers

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Energy-Water Collisions: Today’s Landmark Resolution from the Nation’s Electricity Regulators
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The Equation // Blog // Energy-Water Collisions: Today's Landmark Resolution from the Nation's Electricity Regulators

Several environment protection organisations have worked on a resolution concerning the water usage of power plants. This has not the power of a law but nevertheless impacts policy making in all states of the USA

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The Water-Energy Nexus and Teenagers
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Our water counts // The Water-Energy Nexus and Teenagers

Terry Biederman calculates the impact of U.S. teenagers' showering patterns on water and energy consumption: "So, if you notice your teenagers spending more time in the shower, and especially if they are moving entertainment into the bathroom, take a look at your consumption and see how much their impact is on the water-energy nexus for yourself."

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Optimizing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire
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EOS // Workshop Summary // Optimizing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire

Both nature and society need to be taken into close consideration by policy makers, because climate change and economic development are causing stress on global water, energy, and food resources. This applies in particular for the Asian-Pacific region with it's huge expectations of growth and the aftermath of the Fukushima desaster

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