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Congreso Aapresid // Agua, Energía y Producción de Alimentos: Nexo para las Políticas Públicas

El XXVI Congreso de Aapresid en Cordoba, Argentina, ponìa el foco en las necesidades de articular políticas públicas que contengan los nexos entre el agua, la energía y la producción de alimentos. Contaron Mónica Gabay, de la Dirección de Ordenamiento Territorial, Suelos y Lucha contra la Desertificación, Adrián Rodríguez, jefe de Unidad de Desarrollo Agrícola del CEPAL, y Víctor Pochat, consultor en Gestión y Planificación de Recursos Hídricos.

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Research

UNU-FLORES & Technische Universität Dresden // Joint PhD in Integrated Management of Water, Soil and Waste

UNU-FLORES and Technische Universität Dresden are now accepting applications from graduates in engineering, social sciences, and natural sciences for their Joint PhD Programme in Integrated Management of Water, Soil, and Waste. The tuition-free programme aims at creating a new generation of environmental scientists, engineers, and managers, to conduct, promote, and provide guidance on the sustainable management of water, soil, and waste.

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Policy

Nexus in MENA // Iraq Energy Institute Launches Task Force on the Future of Iraq's Water Resources

The Iraq Energy Institute (IEI) formed a task force on the future of Iraq’s water resources. The initiative was a result of a workshop entitled “Towards Sustainable Water Resources Management in Iraq” that was held in partnership with Al-Kindi Society of Engineers at the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management in London on 30 June 2018.

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Capacity Building

Nexus Knowledge Dissemination // University of Southhampton Strategic Research Group

The University of Southhampton, United Kingdom, has launched an interdisciplinary strategic research group on the water energy food (WEF) nexus. In-line with it's strategic Vision-2020, this will provide a hub for collaborative interdisciplinary research to advance sustainable WEF resource development.

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News

Advancing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Southern Africa // A GWP-SADC Collaboration

The Global Water Partnership (GWP) has been working closely with the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) for over 20 years. Today, GWP Southern Africa is a recognised implementing agency and strategic partner of SADC. One of its key activities is currently implementing a regional water-energy-food (WEF) Nexus approach.

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Free Online Course by RWTH Aachen University Germany // The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Securing the supply of water, energy, and food is one of the greatest global challenges of our time. An online course by Hani Sewilam of RWTH Aachen University teaches a solid understanding of the connection between water, energy, and food, and provides the knowledge to manage resources in a sustainable and effective way.

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Jobs

Job Vacancy // Communication Coordinator for Gulf Region at the Dutch Consulate General in Dubai

The Dutch Consulate General in Dubai is looking for a part-time communication coordinator. This colleague will work on implementing a multi-year regional communication strategy, including communication for Dutch participation in the Dubai EXPO 2020. Under the name of 'Dutch Connection in the Gulf - Uniting Water Energy Food', the regional strategy will be implemented across the Gulf. Deadline 31 July 2018.

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Call for Manuscripts // Special Issue on "Management of Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus"

How water, energy, and food are managed has serious security implications for people and the planet, especially in the era of climate change. Water-Open Access Journal is inviting papers examining the security implications and management challenges of the WEF Nexus for its Special Issue. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019.

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Sanitation and Wastewater

The Water Blog // Wastewater Treatment: A Critical Component of a Circular Economy

By: Diego Juan Rodriguez. Worldwide, the majority of wastewater is neither collected nor teated. Wastewater is a valuable resource, but is often seen as a burden to be disposed of. This perceptions needs to change. In this blog post from the World Bank's Water Blog, Diego Juan Rodriguez discusses the need for transitioning from a linear model to a circular one focused on reducing water use and consumption and promoting the reuse, recycling, restoration and recovery of water resources.

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News

Rethinking the Nexus // Why a Systemic Approach is Necessary

"I do not think we need to abandon the nexus concept," says Oliver Taherzadeh. "The nexus agenda has sparked an interesting and necessary discussion around the reconciliation of environmental goals. However, to date, the theoretical and empirical contribution of the nexus agenda offer a blunt tool to navigate this problem space."

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