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Getting Credit for Solar // Partnering up to launch finance for smallholder irrigation

By Samwel Tobiko of Juhudi Kilimo, and Genia Sokolova. In Kenya, 80 percent of the population derive their livelihoods from agriculture, yet the share of agricultural finance in national credit is below 5 percent. Juhudi Kilimo, a Kenya-based microfinance institution, aims to address unmet demand for agricultural lending by focusing on rural smallholder farmers. Juhudi, through its Juhudi Labs division, recently joined with Winrock to launch one of the first credit facilities for solar...

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Bangkok Post // Saving the Planet, Making Profit: A 'Nexus' Approach

Asean has put together an ambitious sustainable development agenda with its 2025 community vision. It has also played an important role in shaping the United Nations 2020 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda. If the 17 SDGs are achieved, this will combine with the impact of global trends such as climate change to intensify the competition for resources -- energy, water, raw materials and land.

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CrossTalk // The Water, Food, and Energy Nexus: Rapid-Fire Research in 3 Quick Sentences

As the population of Earth increases, it is urgent that we develop in more sustainable ways. In response to this, the United Nations has identified what it terms the "water-food-energy nexus"—three resources that are in ever-higher demand.

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TERI // Water-Food-Energy Nexus in India

Food and water are deeply linked, and together with energy, have ensured continued existence of humans and ecosystems on Earth for millennia. There are several embedded intimate links within socio-ecological systems such as agricultural production systems that characterise the nexus between water, energy and food.

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Xinhua // UN calls for better use of water-energy nexus for Africa's development

Various UN agencies on Tuesday jointly called for better utilization of Africa's water-energy nexus so as to harness the continent's resources towards sustainable development.

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Gulf News // Energy-Water Nexus Crucial to Middle East

By: Saadallah Al Fathi. Without access to the precious liquid, the oil and gas industry flounders, and without energy, the region goes thirsty.

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The New York Times // The $3 Billion Plan to Turn Hoover Dam Into a Giant Battery

By Ivan Penn. The Hoover Dam is now the focus of a distinctly 21st-century challenge: turning the dam into a vast reservoir of excess electricity, fed by the solar farms and wind turbines that represent the power sources of the future.

 

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Nature // Six Research Priorities for Cities and Climate Change

Xuemei Bai and colleagues call for long-term, cross-disciplinary studies to reduce carbon emissions and urban risks from global warming. ‘Nexus approaches’ that trace linkages between water, food and energy systems should be extended to other sectors, to understand the relationships between infrastructure provision, inequality and resilience.

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وزارة الخارجية والتعاون الدولي // دولة الإمارات تشارك في اجتماع المجلس الوزاري العربي للمياه بالكويت

ترأس سعادة الدكتور مطر حامد النيادي وكيل وزارة الطاقة والصناعة وفد الدولة المشارك في اجتماع الدورة العاشرة للمجلس الوزاري العربي للمياه بدولة الكويت الشقيقة. وتم خلال الاجتماع مناقشه الخطة التنفيذية لاستراتيجية الأمن المائي في المنطقة العربية لمواجهة التحديات والمتطلبات المستقبلية للتنمية المستدامة واستعراض جهود الدول العربية بشأن استدامة موارد المياه وحمايتها من الاستغلال المفرط والتلوث. كما تم التركيز على أهمية الترابط بين المياه والطاقة والغذاء وضرورة تحقيق التوازن بينها.

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