Nexus Conference Bonn // Call for Abstracts for "Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus" - Deadline extended to 31 Jan 2014
Deadline for papers for the international conference "Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus", taking place in Bonn/Germany on 19-20 May 2014 has been extended to 31 Jan 2014.
This conference will address the linkages across key natural resource sectors so that jointly improving the efficiency is considered to be a win-win-win strategy for human development and environmental sustainability.
Nexus Blog // Connecting Food Waste and Sanitation Services can help African Farmers
By Federico Davila, Alice Mutiti Mweetwa, Dana Cordell, Frank Mnthambala, Gudina Terefe Tucho, Ruben Sakrabani. African agriculture is fundamental to supporting rural livelihoods and bolstering economic growth, and can benefit from technology and advances in other development sectors. One solution to help Africa’s agriculture can come from an unlikely sector: sanitation.
Urban Nexus Policy Development Workshop // Applying the Urban Nexus Concept to Implementing Global Agendas
By Ruth Erlbeck, Ralph Trosse and Rashane Sala-Ngarm. The GIZ “Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities: The Urban Nexus” project conducted an interactive workshop on Urban Nexus policy development in Bangkok, Thailand with participants from India, Indonesia, Mongolia and Vietnam. The Urban Nexus approach was recognized as a tool to deliver on global agendas such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement.
WEF Nexus Research // Engaging Stakeholders in Research to address Water–Energy–Food (WEF) Nexus Challenges
By A. Larkin, C. McLachlan, R. Falconer, I. Soutar, J. Suckling, L. Varga, I. Haltas, A. Druckman, D. Lumbroso, M. Scott, D. Gilmour, R. Ledbetter, S. McGrane, C. Mitchell, D. Yu. This paper reflects on recent progress in stakeholder engagement in nexus-related research. The authors outline four emerging themes within nexus research and consider the value of, and potential challenges for, transdisciplinary research in each. Specifically, the authors examine how transdisciplinary approaches are...