Call for Abstracts for "Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus" - Deadline extended to 31 Jan 2014
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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.

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