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Nexus Event // Conclusions of the Lake Chad Multidisciplinary Expert Meeting on Livelihoods and Water

This article presents the outcomes and conclusions of the Lake Chad Multidisciplinary Expert Meeting, which took place in February 2019 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The multidisciplinary meeting focused on water and livelihood development in the Lake Chad region, as well as long-term stabilisation aimed at addressing root causes of conflict.

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Nexus Workshop // Outcomes of the Cairo Water Week 2019 Side Event: Promoting Urban Nexus in the MENA Region

This article summarizes the main outcomes and discussion points of the workshop "Promoting Urban Nexus in the MENA Region - A Side Event at Cairo Water Week 2019". It presents best practices and success stories of Urban Nexus activities in the region as well as the way forward in further promoting the Urban Nexus approach.

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Capacity Building

Nexus Workshop // Workshop on Water, Peace and Security, Bamako (Mali), 2nd-4th of July 2019

This article presents the results of the workshop on water, peace and security, Bamako, Mali, 2-4 July 2019. The workshop was facilitated by the GIZ FREXUS project, as part of the formal collaboration with the Partnership for Water, Peace and Security (WPS).

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Nexus Interviews

Interview Series // Introducing the Nexus Dialogue Programme and the People behind it

With this interview series, we aim to provide a better picture about the people working for the Nexus Dialogue Programme and their individual perspectives on WEF Nexus challenges and opportunities stemming from their personal experiences. The Nexus team is active in five regions: Central Asia, Latin America, MENA, Niger River Basin and Southern Africa. In doing so, we ask the three same questions within each interview: What does WEF Nexus mean to you and how would you describe it in one...

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Nexus Blog

Nexus Blog // Outcomes of the Nexus Bolivia Forum “Nexus on Course towards 2025”

This article summarizes the outcomes of the Nexus Bolivia Forum “Nexus on Course towards 2025”, which took place on October 1st 2019 in La Paz, Bolivia. It was organized by the GIZ Nexus Bolivia Programme, which closes by the end of this year after three years of implementation. Besides presenting the main outcomes, results and lessons learned of the programme, the forum promoted the continuation of the intersectoral work among various organizations in the Latin America region.

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Governance

Stockholm World Water Week 2019 // Session Summary: Any Role for River Basin Organizations in Managing Water Conflicts?

This article summarizes the main outcomes and discussion points of the World Water Week 2019 session “Any Role for RBOs in Managing Water Conflicts?” Panelists from different regions highlighted the importance of RBOs in fostering dialogue and negotiation in order to solve water conflicts in transboundary basins. It was highlighted, to take the issue of basin management to the energy and agriculture sectors and thus the water, food and energy nexus.

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Nexus Interviews

Nexus Interview // Dr. Mario Giampietro of the Autonomous University of Barcelona

In this interview, the Nexus Resource Platform speaks with Dr. Giampietro of the Autonomous University of Barcelona about his research on the resource Nexus, the associated challenges, and future plans.

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Governance

Publication // What-If: An Open-Source Decision Support Tool for Water Infrastructure Investment Planning within the Water–Energy–Food–Climate Nexus

By Raphaël Payet-Burin, Mikkel Kromann, Silvio Pereira-Cardenal, Kenneth Marc Strzepek and Peter Bauer-Gottwein. This paper presents a new open-source hydro-economic optimization model, incorporating in a holistic framework, representations of the water, agriculture, and power systems. The model represents the joint development of Nexus related infrastructure and policies and evaluates their economic impact, as well as the risks linked to uncertainties in future climate and socio-economic...

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SDGs

Publication // Review of transdisciplinary Approaches to Food-Water-Energy Nexus: A Guide towards Sustainable Development

By Maryam Ghodsvali, Sukanya Krishnamurthy, Bauke de Vries. This paper provides a systematic literature review to debate the current concepts and methods of the transdisciplinary research on the FWE nexus with the aim of developing a guide for socially inclusive sustainable development.

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Peace and conflict

Policy Brief // Water, Peace and Security Mali Policy brief August 2019 by Wetlands International

Water infrastructure must be ‘conflict-sensitive’ and coordinated between ministries representative of all stakeholders if future escalation of violence in Mali is to be avoided, according to a policy briefing from the Water, Peace and Security initiative, written by Wetlands International.

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