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Hydropower

Nexus Blog // Possibilités d’apprentissage mutuel? Les barrages GERD et Fomi: relations transfrontalières et pensée Nexus au Sahel

Luca Ferrini & Lucia Benavides. Plus de 500 millions de personnes en Afrique subsaharienne n'ont toujours pas accès à l'électricité. La croissance de la population couplée à l'industrialisation signifie une demande d'énergie en forte croissance. La grande confiance existante dans la technique hydroélectrique et son association avec l’énergie renouvelable incite les pays et les donateurs à optent souvent pour des investissements dans de grandes infrastructures hydroélectriques afin de répondre...

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Sanitation and Wastewater

Publication // The water-energy-food nexus at home: New opportunities for policy

By Foden, M., Browne, A. L., Evans, D. M., Sharp, L., & Watson, M. (2019). This paper introduces the “Nexus at Home” as a starting point for exploring the dynamics of WEF resource use and household sustainability. Synthesising existing “home practices” literature in the context of the “live” policy problems raised by partners, it seeks to provide clear guidance for intervening in kitchen practices

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Policy Brief // Reconciling resource uses in transboundary basins: assessment of the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus

This paper delivers an introduction towards the different stages and benefits given by an assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus, with a specific focus on resource use in transboundary basins. It uses three specific pilot basins for the development of the assessment.

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Governance

Policy Brief // Increasing welfare in the Sava countries through a transboundary nexus approach

By UNECE. This paper proposes several solutions towards intersectoral challenges identified in the Sava River Basin.

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Publication // Water-Energy-Food Nexus Sustainability in the Upper Blue Nile (UBN) Basin

By Allam, M. M., & Eltahir, E. A. (2019). This paper presents a framework for optimal allocation of land and water resources in the upper Blue Nile (UBN) basin. This framework consists of two optimization models that aim to: (a) allocate land and water resources optimally to rain-fed and irrigated agriculture, and (b) allocate water to agriculture and hydropower production while maximizing the total net benefits.

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Governance

Publication // Nexus Mapping Study in South East Europe

This study focuses on the SEE2020 Region, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia, within its wider geographic context. It is aimed as the conceptual and technical background to support and inform the Nexus Policy Dialogue process, ongoing since 2013 in SEE under the ‘Petersberg Phase II / Athens Declaration Process’ and Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) programme “International Waters: Learning Exchange and Resources...

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Scholarship // Graduate Research Assistants (Food-energy-water systems (FEWS))

The Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) has openings for two graduate students to work on an NSF-funded collaborative research project, involving seven research institutes including academia and national laboratories. The goal of this project is to explore contemporary and future challenges to food-energy-water systems (FEWS) of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States, in light of climate change and its extremes.

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SDGs

Publication // The Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Insights into resilient development

By SAB Miller and WWF (World Wildlife Fund). This collaborative report looks at 16 countries or states, comparing the ways in which their development patterns have managed their different mixes of resources and different capacities to make use of those resources.

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Publication // The Development of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus as a Framework for Achieving Resource Security: A Review

By Gareth B. Simpson and Graham P. W. Jewitt. This paper presents a study of the evolution of the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus since its rise to prominence in policy and development discourses in 2011. Drawing from an extensive review of published literature, the paper presents various interpretations of the concept while also considering the novelty of the WEF nexus.

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Jobs

Internship // Food-Energy-Water Systems Analysis (Year-round) Graduate Student Intern

A graduate student internship position is available in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Strategic Energy Analysis Center. NREL is the nation's primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

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