Student Competition // Deadline for "Shell Ideas360" ends on 16 Dec
Shell Ideas360 is a global competition organised by Shell International Limited for students to develop game-changing ideas for tackling Energy, Water and Food issues. Until 16 Dec 2013, students can register and participate as an individual or as part of a team of up to three people. The target is to develop an innovative idea related to Energy, Water or Food.
The competition website provides a workspace to share draft ideas with the Shell Ideas360 community and for submitting a finalised idea for evaluation by 16 December 2013.
Nexus Blog // Connecting Food Waste and Sanitation Services can help African Farmers
By Federico Davila, Alice Mutiti Mweetwa, Dana Cordell, Frank Mnthambala, Gudina Terefe Tucho, Ruben Sakrabani. African agriculture is fundamental to supporting rural livelihoods and bolstering economic growth, and can benefit from technology and advances in other development sectors. One solution to help Africa’s agriculture can come from an unlikely sector: sanitation.
Urban Nexus Policy Development Workshop // Applying the Urban Nexus Concept to Implementing Global Agendas
By Ruth Erlbeck, Ralph Trosse and Rashane Sala-Ngarm. The GIZ “Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities: The Urban Nexus” project conducted an interactive workshop on Urban Nexus policy development in Bangkok, Thailand with participants from India, Indonesia, Mongolia and Vietnam. The Urban Nexus approach was recognized as a tool to deliver on global agendas such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement.
WEF Nexus Research // Engaging Stakeholders in Research to address Water–Energy–Food (WEF) Nexus Challenges
By A. Larkin, C. McLachlan, R. Falconer, I. Soutar, J. Suckling, L. Varga, I. Haltas, A. Druckman, D. Lumbroso, M. Scott, D. Gilmour, R. Ledbetter, S. McGrane, C. Mitchell, D. Yu. This paper reflects on recent progress in stakeholder engagement in nexus-related research. The authors outline four emerging themes within nexus research and consider the value of, and potential challenges for, transdisciplinary research in each. Specifically, the authors examine how transdisciplinary approaches are...