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Modelling and Assessment

Publication // Sustainability Indicators and Indices for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus for Performance Assessment: WEF Nexus in Practice – South Africa Case Study

By Nhamo, L., Mabhaudhi, T., Mpandeli, S., Nhemachena, C., Senzanje, A., Naidoo, D., Liphadzi, S. & Modi, A. T. (2019). This paper develops a methodology for indices able to display WEF Nexus performance, monitoring and evaluation, using South Africa as an example.

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Climate Change

Vacancy // Research Associate (Energy Water Climate Nexus)

The Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) in Texas, USA, is currently looking for a research associate in the field of the Energy-Water-Climate Nexus.

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Virtual Water

Publication // Structure Dynamics and Risk Assessment of Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A Water Footprint Approach

By Zhang, P., Xu, Z., Fan, W., Ren, J., Liu, R., & Dong, X. (2019). This article looks at the water footprint of the WEF-Nexus in several arid areas, with an aim to identify special risk factors. This is an edited excerpt of the original article, which can be accessed below.

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Governance

Publication // Sustainable development and the water-energy-food nexus: Legal challenges and emerging solutions

By Olawuyi, D. (2020). This paper delves into the various legal and institutional barriers and challenges the Water-Energy-Food Nexus faces on its way toward a broader implementation worldwide. This is an exercpt of the original article.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Vacancy // Technical Expert - Promotion of Solar Water Pumps

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is looking for a technical expert in a project centered around the promotion of solar water pumps. The vacancy is based in the office of New Delhi, India.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Publication // Grow Solar, Save Water, Double Farmer Income

By The World Bank Group (2020). This extensive report from Rajasthan, India, sheds light on the state of the local water-energy-agriculture Nexus and possible improvements a buildup of solar irrigation capacity in the state could deliver. This is an exerpt of the original article, which can be accessed below.

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Modelling and Assessment

Publication // Hydrologic and Agricultural Earth Observations and Modeling for the Water-Food Nexus

By McNally, A., McCartney, S., Ruane, A. C., Mladenova, I. E., Whitcraft, A. K., Becker-Reshef, I., Bolten, J. D., Peters-Lidard, Christa D., Rosenzweig, C. & Schollaert Uz, S. (2019). Earth observations can provide a great aid in strengthening the water, energy and food security Nexus. This article describes various examples in the field, such as crop monitoring and water stress assessments offering insights into the advantages of the approach. This is an exerpt of the original article, which...

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Governance

Publication // Prominent Influence of Socioeconomic and Governance Factors on the Food‐Energy‐Water Nexus in sub‐Saharan Africa

By Ding, K. J., Gunda, T., & Hornberger, G. M. (2019). This article implements an analytical framework to evaluate three sectors in the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) field, namely resources, services and health outcomes. This is done by using data from several Sub-Saharan countries. This is an excerpt from the original article, which can be accessed below.

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Publication // Land degradation neutrality for water security and combating drought

This is an excerpt of a paper originally published by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It gives an insight into the global problem of water scarcity and the possible solutions offered by the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) approach, displaying a variety of measures and examples from implementation across countries.

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Governance

Nexus Blog // Resultados del cuarto Foro Virtual Regional Nexo

El cuarto Foro Virtual del Nexo para América Latina y el Caribe se centró en la cuestión de cómo se pueden apoyar los marcos normativos e institucionales para aplicar la perspectiva del Nexo entre el agua, la energía y los alimentos en la región. Este artículo fue escrito por Alba Llavona (consultora de la CEPAL) y Marina Gil (Unidad de Agua y Energía de la División de Recursos Naturales de la CEPAL).

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