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Modelling and Assessment

Publication // Water, Energy and Food Nexus in Rice Production in Thailand

By Ngammuangtueng, P., Jakrawatana, N., Nilsalab, P., & Gheewala, S. H. (2019). This article examines the WEF Nexus resource flows in Thailand, by implementing a tool to evaluate the trade-offs and synergies present and by developing ideas for potential land-use changes. This is an excerpt of the original article, which can be accessed below.

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Research

Publication //The Groundwater‒Energy‒Food Nexus in Iran’s Agricultural Sector: Implications for Water Security

By Mirzaei, A., Saghafian, B., Mirchi, A., & Madani, K. (2019). This article details the overexploitation of groundwater in Iran, its relationship with the agricultural sector and arising threats, while also offering idea to counter these trends. This is an excerpt of the original article, which can be accessed below.

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Dresden Nexus Conference DNC2020

Dresden Nexus Conference 2020 // The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme at the Dresden Nexus Conference

This year´s Dresden Nexus Conference with the title “Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society” was held virtually from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2020. The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme contributed to the conference with a presentation titled "The Water-Energy-Food Nexus - a peace enabler", discussing experiences on the WEF Nexus governance in the Niger basin.

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Research

Publication // Reconfiguration of the Water–Energy–Food Nexus in the Everest Tourist Region of Solukhumbu, Nepal

By Aubriot, O., Faulon, M., Sacareau, I., Puschiasis, O., Jacquemet, E., Smadja, J., André-Lamat, V., Abadia, C. & Muller, A. (2019). This paper looks at the WEF-Nexus in a Nepalese area that has seen a rapid influx and growth of its touristic economy, and the pathways this change has impacted local resource use.

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Nexus Interviews

Nexus Interview // From Climate Change to Covid19: How the Nexus Approach can enhance Sustainable Development

Claudia Ringler is the Deputy Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), while also co-leading the institute´s water research program. She has been involved in several WEF-Nexus projects in the past and cooperated with the NRD program in the Niger Basin. This interview features some of her experiences while working in the Nexus field as well as the future challenges and prospects in times of Covid19 and climate...

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Governance

Publication // Competition for Land: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Coal Mining in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

By Simpson, G. B., Badenhorst, J., Berchner, M., Jewitt, G., & Davies, E. (2019). This paper highlights the conflict present between the WEF-Nexus and ambitious coal mining plans in South Africa´s Mpumalanage province. This is an excerpt of the original article, published in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science.

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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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