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Nexus Job Vacancy // PhD Position in EU Research Project on Water-Energy-Food Nexus at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) is offering one PhD position to work in a multi-disciplinary EU-funded research project on governance related to the water-energy-food nexus.

The successful applicant must have an MSc degree in environmental sciences or equivalent field, proven experience in integrated assessment of the energy sector, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an excellent level of English and a good level of Spanish. Experience in science communication and content creation for digital platforms is a plus.

Interested qualified applicants should apply by sending their letter of interest, resume, and three references by email to: mario.giampietro@uab.cat. Only short-listed candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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Climate Change

Nexus Blog // Understanding the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in a warming Climate

In this article, the authors explore what the WEF Nexus is, how to minimize trade-offs and maximise co-benefits within it, and what opportunities it offers to address the challenges of a changing climate. They further draw on ongoing research in Tanzania’s Rufiji River Basin – a case that exemplifies key issues in the WEF nexus – where ambitious development plans cut across several sectors and could be severely limited by future climate change.

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Dresden Nexus Conference DNC2020

Call for Abstracts // Dresden Nexus Conference 2020

The call for abstracts for the upcoming Dresden Nexus Conference 2020 is now open! The Dresden Nexus Conference is an international conference series dedicated to advancing research on and the implementation of a Nexus Approach to environmental resource management and to fostering dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Research

Call for Nexus Research Proposals // Call with South Africa on Water-Energy-Food Nexus

This call marks the start of a new cooperation programme with the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) and falls under the Merian Fund. The programme aims to further stimulate joint, impact-oriented research between Dutch and South African researchers. The first call for proposals focuses on the WEF nexus within major societal challenges. The deadline for submission is 26 September 2019.

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