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Governance

Nexus Blog // Outcomes of the fourth Nexus Latin America Virtual Forum

The fourth Nexus Virtual Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean organised by the Nexus Regional Dialogues programme together with CEPAL was focused on the question how regulatory and institutional frameworks can be supported to implement a Nexus perspective between water, energy and food in the region. This article was written by Alba Llavona (consultant at CEPAL) and Marina Gil (Water and Energy Unit, Natural Resources Division, ECLAC).

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Policy Brief // Soil as the ‘missing link’ for the Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus

This is a policy brief that was originally published by Magic Nexus (www.magic-nexus.eu) and has been reposted here with their friendly permission. It details the important role that soil quality plays in the different dimensions of the Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus and shortcomings in that regard in the European Union.

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Capacity Building

Publication // Developing leaders to tackle wicked problems at the nexus of food, energy, and water systems

By Wade, A. A., Grant, A., Karasaki, S., Smoak, R., Cwiertny, D., Wilcox, A. C., Yung, L., Sleeper, K. & Anandhi, A. (2020). This paper is focused on the necessity to educate and the skills neeeded by future water, energy and food Nexus scholars to successfully implement and distribute their knowledge gained. This is an excerpt of the original article, that appeared on elementascience.org.

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Nexus Blog

Nexus Blog // The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme received an award for promoting innovative Nexus solutions

The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean, together with the ProAgenda 2030 program in Bolivia, was recently awarded EUR 17,000 from an innovation fund of the GIZ-sponsored Environmental Management and Rural Development Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (GADER-ALC) to develop a workstream for promoting innovative solutions using digital tools for sustainable development in the water, energy and agriculture sectors.

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Climate Change

Publication // Climate change and the water–energy–food nexus: insights from policy and practice in Tanzania

By Pardoe, J., Conway, D., Namaganda, E., Vincent, K., Dougill, A. J., & Kashaigili, J. J. (2018). This article looks at lessons learnt in a case study in Tanzania, where policies in the water, energy and food sectors were investigated with respect to the rapidly emerging threats posed by climate change. This is a brief excerpt of the complete paper, which can be acccessed below.

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Modelling and Assessment

Publication // Systems thinking on the resource nexus: Modeling and visualisation tools to identify critical interlinkages for resilient and sustainable societies and institutions

By Laspidou, C. S., Mellios, N. K., Spyropoulou, A. E., Kofinas, D. T., & Papadopoulou, M. P. (2020). This paper shows up the development of a system-dynamics model of the water-energy-food-climate nexus in Greece. The model aims to reveal strong resource interlinkages and Nexus hotspots by implementation of illustrative chord plots. The work described in this paper has been conducted within the project SIM4NEXUS (https://www.sim4nexus.eu/).

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Publication // Integrated modelling and management of water resources: the ecosystem perspective on the nexus approach

By Hülsmann, S., Sušnik, J., Rinke, K., Langan, S., van Wijk, D., Janssen, A. B., & Mooij, W. M. (2019). This publication was developed by the SIM4Nexus project (https://www.sim4nexus.eu) and has been re-published here with their friendly permission. It gives an introduction towards aquatic ecosystem modelling approaches, and the valuable role they can provide when assessing the water-energy-food Nexus.

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Events

Foro Virtual Nexo Regional // Marcos Normativos e Institucionales para el Nexo

¿Cómo puede el enfoque Nexo contribuir a desarrollar los marcos normativos e institucionales necesarios para implementar una perspectiva de Nexo entre agua, energía y alimentación? Únete al seminario web para aprender más sobre el tema.

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Article // The FE²W Network - Review and Outlook

This is a summary of a prospectus by the Food Energy Environment Water Network (www.fe2wnetwork.org) which has been reposted here with their friendly permission. It delivers an introduction towards the risk-assessment tool ROAD and its implementation as well as outcomes in several pilot projects and cases all over the world.

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News

Publication // Moving from water problems to water solutions in a climate-challenged world

This is an abstract of an article that originally appeared in Rural21 (rural21.com), an international journal for rural development. It covers the opportunities and challenges the global community faces in regard to water resource management in the coming years. It is calling for an increase in integrated approaches like the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

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