Nexus in the Media // Archive 2016

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BBC // Are India and Pakistan set for water wars?

By Navin Singh Khadka. India is stepping up efforts to maximise its water use from the western rivers of the Indus basin, senior officials have told the BBC. The move would involve building huge storage facilities and canals.

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CIFOR Forest News // Wanjira Mathai: "Landscape restoration is about gender equality"

"Addressing the integrity of our landscapes is about addressing food security; it’s about addressing water security and energy security, and with that, women’s equality," says Wanjira Mathai, Director of Partnerships for Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewables (wPOWER) at the Wangari Maathai Institute (WMI).

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The Economist // Liquidity crisis

As water becomes ever more scant the world needs to conserve it, use it more efficiently and establish clear rights over who owns the stuff. Where water is available, when and in what condition matters hugely. About 97% of the water on earth is salty; the rest is replenished through seasonal rainfall or is stored in underground wells known as aquifers. Humans, who once settled where water was plentiful, are now inclined to shift around to places that are less well endowed, pulled by other...

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Circle of Blue // Better Water Decisions in the Age of Deep Uncertainty

By Brett Walton. Year-old scientific society seeks new responses for an era of rapid change: The old ecological and political order is crumbling. When calculations are complete, 2016 will be the hottest year on record, surpassing a mark set one year ago. The oceans are rising at an increasing rate. In the American West, it is too warm and dry this month for snow, delaying the accumulation of a natural water reserve that cities, farms, and fisheries rely on during the summer. Politics are no less...

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Jordan Times // Entrepreneurs urged to focus on water, energy, food as interconnected sectors

Entrepreneurs and researchers in the Arab region are invited to focus on the interlinked sectors of energy, food and water and be catalysts of change to create more environmentally aware and sustainable societies, thought leaders agreed. During AMWAJ Forum 2016, the experts in environment-sustainability and social entrepreneurship called on the Arab youth to generate real and innovative solutions to build a more sustainable future for the Middle East.

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cityscope // Cities and experimentation are central to water sustainability

By Michael Tiboris. Bolstered by the SDGs framework, cities must open themselves up to becoming laboratories for urban water-policy reform.

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Business Insider // These solar panels can literally pull clean drinking water out of thin air

Our atmosphere contains approximately 3,100 cubic miles of water — enough to cover the entire planet in one inch of water. That water surrounds us in the form of vapor — water’s gaseous, evaporated state. Zero Mass Water, a sustainable water startup, is trying to create an easy, off-grid way for anyone to harvest that liquid with its first product, Source.

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BRINK News // The Thirst for Power: Hydroelectricity in a Water Crisis World

The Earth’s thirst for power is teetering toward crisis in an era of increasing water scarcity where nine of its largest operating power plants are hydroelectric. As the countries work to balance the energy trilemma and provide secure, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy, the link between energy and water and the rising demands for both are stressing resources.

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AlJazeera // Growing food with seawater and solar power

By Ryan Rifai. World's first mass-scale facility that grows tomatoes without soil, fresh water, or fossil fuels launches in Australia.

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My Statesman // New book explores relationship between water and energy

Water needs energy; energy needs water. That simple fact is at the heart of a new book by University of Texas mechanical engineering associate professor Michael Webber. The book, called “Thirst for Power,” takes a big picture look at the vulnerabilities, in Texas and elsewhere, on the increasingly intertwined energy and water systems. Austin Energy, for instance, uses more water than any other city department.

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