Nexus in the Media // Archive 2017

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Manila Bulletin // DOE eyes deeper study and assessment of impact of water-food-energy nexus

By Myrna M. Velasco. The Department of Energy (DOE) is targeting to assess and study deeper the full impact of food-water-energy nexus; or what global experts would refer to as the “linkage of a thirsty triangle.” Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said this was among the topics highlighted during the recently concluded discussions at the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) that he attended in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates last month.

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The New York Times // Wind Power Surpasses Hydroelectric in a Crucial Measure

By Diane Cardwell. The wind industry crossed an important threshold in the United States last year, exceeding the generating capacity of hydroelectric power for the first time, according to the main industry trade group, the American Wind Energy Association.

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Okhla Times // Water, food and energy scarcity could lead to World War-III: Oz Professor

Expressing concern over the growing global shortage of water, food and energy, Prof. Akhtar Kalam, Head of Engineering, Leader- Smart Energy Research Group, Victoria University, Australia on Monday warned that this could possibly lead to the third World War.

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Balkan Green Energy News // UNECE publishes report on nexus assessment of Sava River Basin resources

Coordinating assessment of water, energy and agricultural needs among riparian countries is the key to sustainable development in the Sava River Basin. This is the main conclusion of the report “Reconciling Resource Uses in Transboundary Basins: Assessment of the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus in the Sava River Basin” published by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

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Berkeley Student Environmental Resource Center // Reflections of BERC’s Water-Energy Nexus Event

By Gil Navarrete. A summary of the Water-Energy Nexus roundtable at Berkeley, University of California, on 2 November 2016.

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The Land // China's water woes impact food supply

According to the Ministry of Land and Resources 61.5 per cent of China's groundwater is too dangerous even to touch. That means along with being unsuitable for agriculture or drinking this water is unfit for any human contact. As a single figure it starkly highlights the environmental cost of China's rapid industrialisation over the last two decades, but also tells of Beijing's strategic vulnerabilities.

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IEEE Spectrum // How Much Water Does It Take to Make Electricity?

By Willie D. Jones. Water plays a number of roles in energy production, including pumping crude oil out of the ground, helping to remove pollutants from power plant exhaust, generating steam that turns turbines, flushing away residue after fossil fuels are burned, and keeping power plants cool. Natural gas requires the least water to produce energy, biofuels the most, according to a new study.

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EurActive // Denmark cracked ‘secret code’ in water-energy nexus, official claims

By Frédéric Simon. Thanks to determined policies, Denmark has succeeded in breaking the seemingly inextricable linkage between water and energy use. But replicating the Danish model at European level won’t be easy, policymakers warn.

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VirginiaTech News // Undergraduates can work on food, water, energy problems in Switzerland

Virginia Tech's campus in Switzerland is building on 25 years of programming with a new course of study devoted to global approaches to food, water, and energy. In the new program, students will venture onto other continents during their semester abroad, and they will learn from the expertise of Virginia Tech faculty members drawn from six of the university's colleges.

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pv magazine // Solar PV powers desalination plant in Abu Dhabi

By Ilias Tsagas. Solar PV’s dynamism stems from its ability to take on different forms. An emerging application for the technology is seawater desalination using electricity generated through solar PV.

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