Nexus in the Media // Archive 2017

Media

The Guardian // Climate Change: There’s another story to tell about climate change. And it starts with water

By Judith D. Schwartz. In this time of reckless US action, it’s crucial to shift the narrative beyond despair over fossil fuels and look at water as a primary tool of climate control

// more
Media

BBC // Food trade drains global water sources at 'alarming' rates

By Matt McGrath. The global market for foodstuffs is depleting water sources in many parts of the world quicker than they can naturally be refilled. The complex trade is increasing pressure on non-renewable groundwater, mainly used for irrigating crops such as rice, wheat and cotton.

// more
Media

Eco-Business // Where has all the water gone?

As Asia struggles to meet the increasing water demands of a growing, urbanising population, the depletion of the continent's underground freshwater stores is an unseen but urgent threat, says Asian Development Bank's Yasmin Siddiqi. Asia’s surging population – which could jump by 25 per cent, topping five billion, by 2050 – will put even more stress on food, energy, and water supplies. Globally, 60 per cent more food will be needed by then, with agriculture soaking up increasingly scarce...

// more
Media

Forbes // For Rising Demand Of Energy, Water And Food, Let Markets Work

By Whitney MacMillan. Commodity markets work better than any other approach encountered—better than the most well-intentioned efforts of government, or the most passionate efforts of even the most committed individuals and most energetic NGOs. Commodity markets are older than financial markets and much more efficient.

// more
Media

Greenpeace Blog // Biological Restoration of Water and Land

By Rex Weyler. According to the 2015 World Economic Forum Global Risks 2015 Report, the water crisis is the world’s #1 risk. The problem is not only the amount of water available in the world’s rivers, lakes, and aquifers, but the pollution of those resources from human contamination, including bacteria, toxins, and nutrient loading.

// more
Media

BORGEN Magazine // Food-Energy-Water Trilemma in Sri Lanka 0

By Blake Cox. Water has quickly become a limited fund for resource managers throughout the world. Consequently, this has created a nexus known as the food-energy-water trilemma. Mass production for growing populations, climate change and other various elements means water won’t always be plentiful in an area. Both food and energy rely on water. Resource managers must decide how to divide their supply when it’s low.

// more
Media

The Guardian // Three wicked problems of the commons

By Dominic Waughray. We urgently need to manage the inter-related challenges of energy, water and agriculture in a changing climate

// more
Media

Egypt today // Egypt’s Growing Population Brings Environmental Woes

By Richard Hoath. Egypt’s growing population is putting increased pressure on water and energy – and action needs to be taken now.

// more
Media

The New Times (Rwanda) // The Nile: A source of energy, food and water for all

By Sam Cheptoris, Chairman of the Nile Council of Ministers, and Minister of Water and Environment, Uganda. River Nile is a transboundary resource shared by 11 countries in the Nile Basin, each with different and, sometimes, conflicting interests. This scarce resource is a source of water, energy and food, all of which are essential to human well-being, poverty reduction and sustainable development.

// more
Media

Australian Associated Press // Water could power Australia's future

By Katina Curtis/Australian Associated Press. The federal government wants to use taxpayer funds to support new pumped hydro electricity generation across Australia. Only three pumped hydro schemes exist in Australia at the moment. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has given $54 million to a Queensland project that will convert an old mine into a solar farm and pumped hydro generator, and it's expected more projects will follow. But there are thousands more sites where pumped hydro could be...

// more