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The Water Blog // Wastewater Treatment: A Critical Component of a Circular Economy

By: Diego Juan Rodriguez. Worldwide, the majority of wastewater is neither collected nor teated. Wastewater is a valuable resource, but is often seen as a burden to be disposed of. This perceptions needs to change. In this blog post from the World Bank's Water Blog, Diego Juan Rodriguez discusses the need for transitioning from a linear model to a circular one focused on reducing water use and consumption and promoting the reuse, recycling, restoration and recovery of water resources.

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Rethinking the Nexus // Why a Systemic Approach is Necessary

"I do not think we need to abandon the Nexus concept," says Oliver Taherzadeh. "The Nexus agenda has sparked an interesting and necessary discussion around the reconciliation of environmental goals. However, to date, the theoretical and empirical contribution of the Nexus agenda offer a blunt tool to navigate this problem space."

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News

Opinion // Beyond Marrakech: The Resource Nexus and Eco-Innovation

By Raimund Bleischwitz. The major changes that have occurred across the world call for a new approach to sustainability – one that is driven from the bottom up, rather than by governments.

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The Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus: The Rivers Run Through It
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Nexus Blog // The Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus: The Rivers Run Through It

The flow of water through rivers, lakes and aquifers remains central to the Nexus

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Not to be Overlooked: The Role of Mountains in the Water, Energy, Food Nexus
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Nexus Blog // Not to be Overlooked: The Role of Mountains in the Water, Energy, Food Nexus

Mountains deserve special attention in the water-food-energy nexus discussions

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Water and Energy Entwined
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Nexus Blog // Water and Energy Entwined

Increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewables can directly improve water resource management, thereby also impacting positively on food security

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Water Auctions and Participatory Water Management
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Nexus Blog // Water Auctions and Participatory Water Management

Is decentralized decision-making key to Water Security?

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Solving the Water, Energy and Food Security Puzzle
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Nexus Blog // Solving the Water, Energy and Food Security Puzzle

Three expert views on the Nexus

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Water and Energy: The New Kobayashi Maru?
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Nexus Blog // Water and Energy: The New Kobayashi Maru?

Solving energy challenges cannot come at the cost of achieving water security goals

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Managing Water over Climate-relevant Timescales
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Nexus Blog // Managing Water over Climate-relevant Timescales

How Water Makes Green Economies a Moving Target

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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.