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Blooming Landscapes in Semiarid Regions Secure Livelihoods
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Innovative Water Management // Blooming Landscapes in Semiarid Regions Secure Livelihoods

by Fondation SEMFAO and GIZ

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Skyfarming
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Modern Agriculture // Skyfarming

by University of Hohenheim, Germany

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Just Add Water
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Modern Agriculture // Just Add Water

by Seawater Greenhouse (UK)

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Bonn2011 Conference Synopsis
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Bonn2011 Nexus Conference // Bonn2011 Conference Synopsis

The Conference Synopsis is now available

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Economics of Land Degradation

The international data research initiative aims at collecting better data for better policies: The ELD initiative aims at the preparation and presentation of a cost-benefit analysis in the context of land degradation, in order to put decision-makers in politics and business in a position to take the necessary measures for better rural development and food security and promote sustainable land management.

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Joachim von Braun, Director, Center for Development Research...

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Integrated Water, Energy and Agriculture Programmatic Approach in Bolivia

In Bolivia, German Development Cooperation agricultural, water and energy programmes are developing joint indicators, in a more nexus-driven approach. Moving forward, activities could include things such as increased energy efficiency of water utilities, production of the required energy in the processes of drinking water treatment and provision and reusing waste water in agriculture.

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Franz Marré, Head of Head of Division, Water, Energy, Urban Development and...

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Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture

This project will establish a series workshops series to promote and develop capacities in developing countries and countries in transition for safe reuse of waste water (incl. grey water) in agriculture to reduce the impact of water scarcity without risk to human health and to minimize water pollution.

 

CEO Water Mandate "Water Action Hub"
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CEO Water Mandate "Water Action Hub"

This project will develop a mapping tool to connect actors with a shared interest in improving water management on a location-specific basis, to help generate "collective action". Water-related activities of companies, NGOs, governments and donors will be overlaid onto water risk maps to encourage dating and multi-stakeholder partnerships.

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Jason Morrison, Technical Director, United Nations CEO Water Mandate

Gavin Power, Deputy Director, United Nations Global...

Multi-Lateral Banks Common approach on Water and Food Security
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Multi-Lateral Banks Common approach on Water and Food Security

The Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) heads agreed to develop a joint action plan, stressing the need to reduce food price volatility and improve food and water security in coordination with the Group of Twenty (G-20). The 3-year action plan focuses on four priority areas: Supporting food access for poor and vulnerable people, addressing food market volatility, financing investments and promoting policy frameworks to improve agricultural productivity, and helping countries allocate water...

Finding CLEWs <<-->> A New Methodology for Modelling the Integrated Effects of Climate, Land Use, Energy and Water Interactions
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Finding CLEWs // A New Methodology for Modelling the Integrated Effects of Climate, Land Use, Energy and Water Interactions

This research project will present, develop and demonstrate a tool for the concurrent evaluation of crop production, national energy and water management, as well as the simultaneous assessment of selected GHG mitigation, vulnerability and adaptation scenarios, therefore providing a valuable tool for policy makers addressing nexus challenges.

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