Nexus in the Media

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أخبار الخليج // زباري يناقش «الترابط بين المياه والطاقة والغذاء في المنطقة العربية» في المؤتمر العربي للمياه بالكويت

By: Akhbar Al Khaleej. Professor Waleed Zubari, Coordinator of the Water Resources Management Program at the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain discusses the "Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Arab Region" at the Arab Conference on Water in Kuwait.

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النهار // بالصور: "بيريتيك" تسعى لتطوير الابتكار في الغذاء والمياه والطاقة

By: An-Nahar. In Pictures: Berytech Seeks to Develop Innovation in Food, Water and Energy. Berytech organised a series of activities related to the EU-funded project Horizon2020, affiliated to the 5TOI_4EWAS program to promote innovation and research in regards to the nexus between water, energy and food in the region.

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Devex // Opinion: How to Keep Africa’s Boom in Solar-Powered Irrigation From Going Bust

By: Miriam Otoo and Petra Schmitter. Solar-powered irrigation pumps are without a doubt one of Africa’s most promising solutions to climate change impacts and chronic hunger. As efforts to bring electricity to rural areas continue to stall and rainfall remains sporadic across much of the continent, the option of these pumps to give water to parched fields and to bolster food production is gaining momentum.

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IOGP // Water Energy Nexus (Water Energy What?)

By: Olaf Martins, IOGP’s global engagement manager. Only a balanced energy future can meet the world’s growing energy needs. Today the global energy sector is responsible for 10% of global water withdrawals — mainly for cooling processes in power production. Water actually consumed (i.e withdrawn but not returned to a source) is about one eighth of this.

 

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Medium // Embracing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

By: Cameron Brown. As we race toward the middle of the century, and the global population grows to around 9 billion, there will continue to be growing demand for our three lifelines: water, energy, and food.

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Science Trends // Large-Scale Farmland Investments And The Land-Water-Energy-Food Nexus

By: Giuseppina Siciliano. In response to energy policies and resource scarcity, many countries have become interested in finalizing farmland commercial agreements mainly with developing countries in the global South, especially in Asia, Africa, and South America. This phenomenon of foreign large-scale land acquisitions, also labeled as “land grabbing” is increasing worldwide.

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Raconteur // Life-and-death struggle for energy efficiency

By: Jim Mcclelland. In the tangled relationship with water resources and food production, energy efficiency is saving livelihoods and lives. If we really are what we eat, then we are mostly water and energy – and we are running dangerously low on both.

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The Food-Water-Energy Nexus // Using Gravity Drainage to Intensify Production Systems in the Coastal Zone of Bangladesh

By: Manoranjan Mondal and Sudhir Yadav. Sustained economic growth, the quality of life, and the social stability of a rapidly growing Bangladesh depend largely on food security. Chronic or even sporadic food shortages could derail Bangladesh’s impressive economic growth of the last few decades. Although Bangladesh as a whole is currently self-sufficient in rice production, the country faces immense challenges to sustaining its self-sufficiency status.

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The Peninsula Qatar // Belmont Forum Approves Qatar’s Research Proposal

The proposal titled "Formulating Sustainable Urban Food, Water and Energy (FEW) strategy by optimising the synergetic effects among food, water and energy sectors" that was submitted by a Qatari team to Belmont Forum for this year has been approved.

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Circle of Blue // America’s Oil Boom Can Not Happen Without Groundwater

By Keith Schneider. Unleashing billions of barrels of oil locked in beds of shale 10,000 feet deep is only possible if the oil industry — and state and federal regulators — safely manage production challenges involving the region’s other primary resource: water.

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