Nexus Interviews

Sanitation and Wastewater

Entrevista con Mirbel Alberto Epiquién Rivera // "Desde SUNASS Promovemos los Mecanismos de Retribución por Servicios Ecosistémicos"

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.

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Modelling and Assessment

Assessment // The Transboundary Basin Nexus Assessment (TBNA) Methodology

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?

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Aquaponics/Hydroponics

Aquaponics in Small-Scale Farming // Effishent - The Social Startup Using 90% Less Water

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...

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Nexus Interview // Bassel Daher of Texas A&M University’s Water-Energy-Food Research Group

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.

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Nexus Interview // Water Cooperation in Central Asia

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."

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Nexus Interview // Dr. Rabi Mohtar: The Nexus-demand is there, but science is lagging behind practical solutions

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.

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News

Nexus Interview // Felix Dodds on Five Years of Nexus

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.

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"Rivers, climate change, desertification and water tables don't respect political boundaries"
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Nexus and Peace // "Rivers, climate change, desertification and water tables don't respect political boundaries"

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.

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Nexus in Transboundary Basins - a UNECE Initiative
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NEXUS Interview // Nexus in Transboundary Basins - a UNECE Initiative

"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.

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IWA/IUCN and the Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions
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NEXUS Interview // IWA/IUCN and the Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions

"The 'call-to-action' through the Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions is to those leading transformations in water infrastructure planning, financing and operation — the people driving change in the use and management of water." An interview with Mark Smith, Director of the IUCN Global Water Programme, and Ger Berkamp, interim Executive Director, IWA

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About the Nexus Interviews

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.

Please do feel free to suggest possible interviewees by contacting us on publish[at]water-energy-food.org