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Water-Energy-Food Nexus Literature Review // A Review of Nexus Literature and ongoing Nexus Initiatives for Policymakers

This literature review provides an overview of key Nexus concepts and tools that can be applied in policy and practice. It aims to be a resource for professionals responsible for Nexus relevant decisions either in planning, financing or implementation. It aims to provide an overview of the literature covering the WEF Nexus topic, with a discussion on how the approach can be effectively implemented on the ground. The review also aims to summarise ongoing WEF Nexus initiatives and regional...

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Modelling and Assessment

Interdisciplinary Demand Modelling // Envisioning Surprises: How Social Sciences could help Models represent ‘Deep Uncertainty’ in Future Energy and Water Demand

By Maria Sharmina, Dana Abi Ghanem, Alison L. Browne, Sarah Marie Hall, Josephine Mylan, Saska Petrova, Ruth Wood. This paper explores how future energy and water demand is modelled, using the term modelling to encompass both quantitative and qualitative methods of envisioning future demand, and offers ideas on improving the modelling techniques, as a basis for supporting long-term strategic planning.

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Jobs

Call for Consultancy Services // Nexus Assessment Report related to modernizing and increasing the value and viability of agriculture in the North-West Sahara Aquifer System (NWSAS)

The Global Water Partnership Mediterranean is seeking to hire an external Consultant in the framework of the “Making Water Cooperation Happen in the Mediterranean Project”, for the activity: “Development & Draft selected sections of the ‘Nexus Assessment Report’ related to modernizing and increasing the value and viability of agriculture”.

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Jobs

Call for Consultancy Services // Nexus Assessment Report related to Groundwater Resource and Water Use in the North-Western Sahara Aquifer System (NWSAS)

The Global Water Partnership Mediterranean is seeking to hire an external Consultant in the framework of the “Making Water Cooperation Happen in the Mediterranean” for the activity: “Development and Draft selected sections of the “Nexus Assessment Report” related to slowing down depletion of the groundwater resource and rationalizing water use in the NWSAS basin”.

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News

Nexus Interview // Prof. Paulo Barbosa of São Paulo School of Advanced Science on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

In this interview, the Nexus Resource Platform speaks with Prof. Paulo Barbosa of São Paulo School of Advanced Science about his role in establishing an international academic exchange programme on the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus, his future plans for this project as well as the WEF Nexus challenges in Brazil.

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Jobs

Vacancy // Berater (m/w/d) für nexusbasiertes Wassermanagement; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Tätigkeitsbereich: Die Kivu See Region (Burundi, Demokratische Republik Kongo und Ruanda) und der Ruzizi Fluss stehen unter großem Nutzungsdruck. Durch unnachhaltige Ressourcennutzung und unzureichendes Ressourcenmanagement wird dieser Druck erheblich verstärkt. Das Projekt: "Nexus basiertes Gewässermanagement für die Kivu See Region" hat zum Ziel, ein integriertes und übersektoriales Management der Ressourcen zu fördern, um eine nachhaltige Entwicklung im Flussgebiet zu unterstützen. Hierzu...

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Research

Southern Africa // Prospects for Improving Irrigated Agriculture in Southern Africa: Linking Water, Energy and Food

By Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi, Sylvester Mpandeli, Luxon Nhamo, Vimbayi G. P. Chimonyo, Charles Nhemachena, Aidan Senzanje, Dhesigen Naidoo and Albert T Modi. Increasing agricultural productivity has always been a prominent feature on the regional agenda due to a high incidence of food and nutrition insecurity. This review assessed the current status of irrigated agriculture in southern Africa from a water–energy–food (WEF) nexus perspective.

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Nexus Blog

Nexus Blog // How Agricultural Research can navigate the perfect Storm

By Claudia Ringler, Adam Hunt and Izabella Koziell. In their article, the authors discuss the challenges and opportunities of implementing the Nexus approach from the perspective of agricultural research. It is argued, that all agriculture research projects need to account for impacts and feedback effects on multiple outcomes – health and nutrition, energy, greenhouse gas production, ecosystems. Solutions rely not just on better partnerships, but on creating and using models and indicators that...

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Capacity Building

Nexus Regional Dialogue MENA // A National Dialogue in Khartoum on Water, Energy and Food Nexus

By Dr. Nisreen Lahham and Maarit Thiem (Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme). On 30 September 2018, the Nexus Regional Dialogue in the MENA region organized a National Dialogue on Water, Energy and Food Nexus in Khartoum together with the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD); the technical body of the League of Arab States (LAS) for agriculture. The objectives were to introduce the planned Nexus Assessment for Sudan and to elaborate how different Sudanese entities and stakeholders...

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Capacity Building

Nexus Regional Dialogue Central Asia // European Union supports Capacity Building for Multi-Sectoral Investments in Turkmenistan

ASHGABAT − On 5-6 December 2018, the meeting of the Intersectoral Working Group on the development of multi-sector investment projects for achieving water, energy and food security in Turkmenistan was held in Ashgabat together with a workshop for project developers.

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