In this interview, the Nexus Resource Platform speaks with Prof. Paulo Barbosa of São Paulo School of Advanced Science about his role in establishing an international academic exchange programme on the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus, his future plans for this project as well as the WEF Nexus challenges in Brazil.// more
En esta entrevista Mirbel Alberto Epiquién Rivera, Jefe de Gestión Ambiental y Servicios Ecosistémicos de la Empresa de Agua y Alcantarillado de Lima (SEDAPAL), habla del éxito de la Superintendencia Nacional de Servicios de Saneamiento (SUNASS), en la construcción e implementación de un mecanismo de financiamiento de proyectos de infraestructura natural para recuperar o conservar los servicios ecosistémicos hídricos en las cuencas abastecedoras de agua potable a través de tarifas de agua.// more
Interview with the authors of the UNECE Synthesis Report on the TBNA Methodology Mario Roidt and Lucia de Strasser. What are insights and lessons learned from the implementation of this methodology? What are suggestions for the way forward to better manage transboundary basins with a Nexus approach?// more
The Nexus Resource Platform is widening its scope to include a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. In this regard, NRP spoke with the social start-up “Effishent”, an Enactus Manheim project. The founders, Simon Simanovski, 22, and Alex Pirkebner, 23, developed a low-cost aquaponics system and combined it with a social business model. The aquaponics technology combines fish farming with vegetable cultivation in a closed loop water circulation. In comparison to conventional farming...// more
In this interview, the Nexus Resource Platform speaks with Bassel Daher of Texas A&M University’s Water-Energy-Food Research Group about the article ‘Developing Socio-Techno-Economic-Political (STEP) Solutions for Addressing Resource Nexus Hotspots’ published in 'Sustainability' in February 2018.// more
Interview with Benjamin Pohl: "The costs of the status quo of water management in Central Asia are very significant, but we can currently observe a lot of progress and optimism on water cooperation in the region."// more
Dr. Rabi Mohtar is one of the key researchers in the field of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. His primary research priority is the development of a framework to quantify the interlinkages of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus that is constrained by climate change and social, political, and technological pressures.// more
Felix Dodds is a Senior Fellow at the Global Research Institute and a Senior Affiliate at the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina and an Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute. He was the co-director of the 2014 Nexus Conference on Water, Food, Energy and Climate and has become a leading voice for the Nexus. Felix makes the start for a new series of Nexus interviews.// more
Interview with Ciarán Ó Cuinn, director of the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC), an international organisation working on solutions to fresh water scarcity in the Middle East.// more
"Among the factors that constrain the States in addressing the nexus in a transboundary setting are missing agreements or institutions, composition or limited mandate of existing institutions, decision-making processes and weak enforcement capacity." An interview with Nick Bonvoisin, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes.// more
The Nexus interviews is a series of interviews with recognized personalities from science, policy-making, the corporate sector, international finance institutions and other international and UN organizations on the water, energy and food security nexus.
The series aims to illustrate the various perspectives on the Nexus as well as the various approaches, current solutions and specific role of the various stakeholders.