Nexus Blog

Peace and conflict

Nexus Blog // Can the Water, Energy and Food Nexus approach prevent conflicts in a fragile context?

By Luca Ferrini and Lucia Benavides. This Blog post explores how stability and climate resilience in the Sahel region can be improved through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

// more
Peace and conflict

Nexus Blog // Le Nexus peut-il prévenir le conflit dans le contexte fragile? Opportunités d'amélioration de la stabilité et de la résilience climatique au Sahel à travers du lien eau-énergie-alimentation

Luca Ferrini et Lucia Benavides. Cette Blog Post explore comment la stabilité et la résilience au climat au Sahel peuvent être améliorées grâce au lien entre l'eau, l'énergie et l'alimentation.

// more
Climate Change

World Water Day 2020 // Water and Climate Change: Interlinkage with the WEF Nexus approach

World Water Day 2020 was about water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked. In the following, we will give you a small compilation of WEF Nexus articles and climate change.

// more
Capacity Building

Nexus Blog // The Nexus Serious Game: A hands-on exerience of the Nexus Regional Diaogues Programme

The Nexus Regional Dialogues Team had the chance to play the Nexus Serious Game, which realistically reproduces the complex matrix of water, energy and agricultural resources inputs, outputs and effects.

// more
Climate Change

Nexus Blog // Livestock farming in the desert? How the NEXUS approach can enhance adaptation to climate change in Turkmenistan

By Aksulu Kushanova. How can ancient wells be restored and old pastures be reintroduced for farming? This demonstration project, initiated by the Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme in Central Asia in joint collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme, developed solutions to enhance the water, food and energy security in remote desert areas of Turkmenistan.

// more
SDGs

Publication // Africa’s Future Counts: Renewables and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

By Res4Africa & Enel Foundation. Africa’s energy future lies in renewable energy, which can deliver affordable, reliable and clean energy as well as create new markets. As African societies grow and urbanize, so the demand for basic resources is set to multiply. Overcoming Africa’s energy access gap will rely on a diversified strategy complementary to the continent’s growing demand for resources. The Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus offers an innovative perspective on bridging the energy access gap...

// more
Hydropower

Nexus Blog // Opportunities for mutual learning? The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and Fomi dam: transboundary relations and Nexus thinking across the Sahel

By Luca Ferrini & Lucia Benavides. More than 500 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa still do not have access to electricity. Population growth coupled with industrialisation is resulting in a steeply growing demand for energy. Often, hydropower is a key element of generating energy. However, the generation of hydropower is only one aspect of a dam, in most cases, multi-purpose dams are planned and implemented, specifically for irrigation and the regulation of the water flow, although they are...

// more
Hydropower

Nexus Blog // Possibilités d’apprentissage mutuel? Les barrages GERD et Fomi: relations transfrontalières et pensée Nexus au Sahel

Luca Ferrini & Lucia Benavides. Plus de 500 millions de personnes en Afrique subsaharienne n'ont toujours pas accès à l'électricité. La croissance de la population couplée à l'industrialisation signifie une demande d'énergie en forte croissance. La grande confiance existante dans la technique hydroélectrique et son association avec l’énergie renouvelable incite les pays et les donateurs à optent souvent pour des investissements dans de grandes infrastructures hydroélectriques afin de répondre...

// more
Capacity Building

Nexus Workshop // Integration of Water and Agriculture Sectors: Concepts and Applications

The Nexus Regional Dialogues Program-MENA and the Arab Organization for Agricultural development (AOAD) organized a Nexus Workshop on the integration of water and agriculture sectors in Cairo, Egypt, on the 22nd - 23rd of December 2019.

// more
News

Nexus Blog // Resultados del tercero Foro Virtual de Nexus América Latina

¿Cómo puede la perspectiva Nexus ayudar a encontrar sinergias entre el sector del agua, la seguridad alimenticia y la energía, y así también mitigar los riesgos potenciales para una gestión sostenible de las cuencas hidrográficas? El Tercer Foro Virtual Regional de Nexus en América Latina y el Caribe se enfocó en esta temática, reuniendo a expertos panelistas de América Latina y Europa y más de 80 participantes representando a más de 70 organizaciones del sector público, sector privado, academia...

// more
About the Nexus Blog

The Nexus Blog is a series of articles published during the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference. It aimed at creating debate and discussion around new approaches to address the critical resource challenges we face, which consider the interconnections within the water, energy and food security nexus.

In order to harness the voices of stakeholders around the nexus approach, the Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future coordinated the Nexus Blog and invited a wide range of contributors with experience and expertise in at least one of the three nexus areas to submit an entry to the Nexus Blog.

The Nexus Blog is closed now.