By Kate Zerrenner. In Cape Town, South Africa, the countdown is on for Day Zero when water taps in the city of 4 million people are expected to run dry. Yet, while this water crisis has been making headlines worldwide, nobody’s talking about the connection between water and energy. In a rapidly changing climate, we should.// more
By Kate Zerrenner. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is trying to prop up coal and nuclear companies under the guise of enhanced “resiliency.” The Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposal does not define resiliency, nor does it even make clear what resiliency means in the context of the electric grid.// more
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.// more
The flow of water through rivers, lakes and aquifers remains central to the Nexus// more
Mountains deserve special attention in the water-food-energy nexus discussions// more
Increasing energy efficiency and the use of renewables can directly improve water resource management, thereby also impacting positively on food security// more
Is decentralized decision-making key to Water Security?// more
Three expert views on the Nexus// more
Solving energy challenges cannot come at the cost of achieving water security goals// more
How Water Makes Green Economies a Moving Target// more
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.