Nexus in the Media // Archive 2017

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Financial Tribune // Morocco to Build Largest Seawater Desalination Plant

The project will be developed by Abengoa, a Spain-based company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, in the Agadir region in partnership with the National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water and BMCE Bank, Trade Arabia reported.

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The Stand // Food waste leaves energy production much to digest

By Grant Reynolds and Paul Jones. How combining food waste with sewerage treatment could provide a source of renewable energy and reduce landfill.

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Info Médiaire // Morocco launches world-largest project for desalination of shared seawater for irrigation and drinking water fueled by renewable energies

The National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fishing, Rural Development, Water and Forests have signed a public-private partnership for this project in the Souss Massa region.

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Phys.org // Sheffield bioenergy experts collaborate with Egyptian partners to produce drinking water

Seawater in Egypt could be turned into drinking water using biomass energy as a source of heat in a new collaborative project from academics at the University of Sheffield UK and Port Said University in Egypt. The unique two year project will see academics from the world-leading Energy 2050 Institute partner with Egyptian experts to develop a system that could provide fresh and safe water to poor and rural communities.

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The Wire // The ‘Water-Employment-Migration’ Explosive Nexus

By Baher Kamal. A Global Water Partnership-led forum in December 2016 found a dangerous nexus between water insecurity, enduring unemployment and increasing migration in the Mediterranean.

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Food Integrity Campaign Blog // Bringing Attention to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus was initially discussed at length at a conference in Bonn, Germany, in 2011, but the gist is neither dated nor technical. It is simply a way of illustrating that the things we need and the ways we provide them are thoroughly intertwined. Examples of these interconnections can be seen with a brief look at the way we produce and provide food and water for our global human population.

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Forbes // Meeting The World's Food, Water And Energy Needs: A Reason For Optimism

By Daniel Runde. How will we feed the 9 billion people that will live on this planet in a few decades? Will we have enough water for all these people to drink? Will there be sufficient water to grow the food we will eat, and to cultivate the consumables we will desire? Will we have enough energy to power the kind of future that we all want? These are important, even existential questions. Water, food, and energy concerns are real, immediate and interconnected and these are important challenges....

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New Security Beat // Worst Drought in 140 Years Leads to Farmer Deaths, Riots, Policy Impasse in Cauvery Delta

By Keith Schneider. The contest between dwindling freshwater reserves and steadily rising demand has been tightening for years in the Cauvery River Basin, this articleby Circle of Blue and the Wilson Center reports. It is part of a series on the global implications of water, energy, and food challenges in the south India state of Tamil Nadu.

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Scroll.in // Overuse of groundwater for irrigation is leading India to disaster. Here’s what India needs to do

By Raghu Murtugudde. New technologies provide new opportunities and solutions

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The Sydney Morning Herald // 'Barbaric': Adani's giant coal mine granted unlimited water licence for 60 years

By Peter Hannam. The proposed Adani coal mine, which will be Australia's biggest, has been granted unlimited access to groundwater by the Queensland government in a move farmers fear will drain huge amounts of water from the Great Artesian Basin.

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