Nexus News

Circular Economy

Publication // Circular economy approach to reduce water–energy–food nexus

By Adriana Del Borghi, Luca Moreschi, Michela Gallo. The purpose of the review was to discuss the circular economy approaches devoted to understand the interdependencies among the water, food and energy sector.

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Governance

Publication // The role of metrics in the governance of the water-energy-food nexus within the European Commission

By Thomas Voelker, Kirsty Blackstock, Zora Kovacic, Jan Sindt, Roger Strand, Kerry Waylen.

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News

PhD Opportunity // Sustainable innovation and governance in the Mediterranean area for the WEF Nexus

The Chair Group of Production and Resource Economics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan and the TUM School of Management offers a Ph.D. Student Position in Environmental and Resource Economics, starting at the earliest March 1st, 2020. Initial appointment will be 2 years with the possibility of extension.

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Governance

Nexus Assessment // Study on the Synergies of the Water, Energy and Food Sectors in Sudan

This report presents the main findings of the Nexus assessment study for Sudan. It identified Water-Energy-Food Nexus priority issues in Sudan, suggested operational guidance to align national strategies, policies and implementation plans within a national Nexus framework, identified opportunities to apply the Nexus approach, including institutional settings and capacity building needs, and suggested a series of Water-Energy-Food Nexus projects in Sudan.

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Mountains

Publication // Shaping the water–energy–food nexus for resilient mountain livelihoods

By Susanne Wymann von Dach and Renate Fleiner. The aim of the Issue Brief is to reflect on how a Nexus approach can work for mountain communities and what specific challenges faced by mountain communities have to be considered in order to strengthen the water, energy, and food security in mountains in an integrative way.

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Events

Foro Virtual Nexo Regional // Manejo Integrado de Cuencas bajo una perspectiva Nexo ¿Cómo puede el enfoque Nexo contribuir a su desarrollo integral y a la implementación de proyectos de manera sustentable?

Los temas principales del foro incluyen el financiamiento, planificación y gestión intersectorial por cuenca o subcuenca; plataformas y mecanismos de colaboración; desafíos, mejores prácticas y otros.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Nexus Regional Dialogue MENA // Benefits, Risks, Policy Options and Innovative Financing Models of SPIS

More than 40 experts from Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Sudan and Yemen convened on the 8th and 9th December in Cairo for the regional dialogue “Solar Powered Irrigation Systems in the Arab Region: Benefits, Risks and Policy Options”, organized by the Nexus Regional Dialogue (NRD)- MENA, FAO, the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) and the League of Arab States (LAS).

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Governance

Nexus Conference // EU fosters multisectoral thinking and investment for sustainable development in Central Asia

The closing conference for the EU-funded “Central Asia Nexus Dialogue” was held November 18th in Ashgabat - Turkmenistan to present the results of the project. Aimed at increasing the understanding of the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Security Nexus approach, the project fosters multi-sectoral thinking and cooperation among Central Asian countries, leading to the development of an Investment Portfolio of WEF Nexus project ideas.

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Peace and conflict

Conférence d'experts // Prévention et gestion des conflits liés à la gouvernance des ressources naturelles en Afrique de l'Ouest

Plus de 150 experts venant de 13 pays se sont réunis du 12 au 14 novembre à Niamey pour la conférence internationale " Prévention et gestion des conflits liés à la gouvernance des ressources naturelles en Afrique de l'Ouest : défis et opportunités ", organisée par le Service civil pour la paix et le projet Frexus de la GIZ. Les experts ont débattu et formulé des recommandations sur trois thèmes principaux : la gouvernance foncière et les conflits agropastoraux en Afrique de l'Ouest, les conflits...

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Peace and conflict

Expert conference // Prevention and management of conflicts related to natural resource governance in West Africa

More than 150 experts from 13 countries convened between the 12th and 14th November in Niamey for the international conference “Prevention and management of conflicts related to natural resource governance in West Africa: challenges and opportunities”, organized by the Civil Peace Service and the Frexus project of the GIZ. The experts debated and formulated recommendations on three main themes: land governance and agro-pastoral conflicts in West Africa, conflicts in and around protected areas,...

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