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Tool Development // Water-Energy-Food Nexus Tool

A new tool for identifying sustainable resource management strategies governed by the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus, especially tailored for Qatar

Water, energy, and food (WEF) securities are sensitive keys for building a sustainable economy. In fact, a high level of interconnectedness exists between the three resources. These resources form a nexus which itself is affected by external factors such as a growing population, changing economies, international trade, governance, health impacts, environmental impacts, and climate change. Recognizing the intimate connection between these resources is necessary to move to more integrative approach for resource management.

QEERI is currently engineering a comprehensive tool, specifically tailored for Qatar, that is aimed at identifying sustainable resource management strategies governed by the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus. This tool will incorporate the following features:

-The tool will allow the creation of multiple scenarios composed of different variations of local food production levels, water sources, energy sources, and food import sources.

-The output will include a holistic summary of resource needs for a given scenario, including water, energy, land and financial requirements, as well as identify environmental impacts. Current and foreseen bottlenecks could thus be recognized, leading to the initiation of resource management action plans.

With this tool in place, QEERI offers an innovative sustainability model that could be adopted locally as well as in similar arid environments.

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Climate Change

Nexus Interview // Roger Cremades about the new publication “Ten principles to integrate the water-energy-land nexus with climate services for co-producing local and regional integrated assessments”

In this interview, the Nexus Resource Platform speaks to Roger Cremades, co-author of the new publication “Ten principles to integrate the water-energy-land nexus with climate services for co-producing local and regional integrated assessments.” Amongst other, he speaks about opportunities and challenges of the proposed ten principles in their application in practice.

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Climate Change

Publication // Ten Principles to integrate the Water-Energy-Land Nexus with Climate Services for co-producing Local and Regional Integrated Assessments

By Roger Cremades, Hermine Mitter, Nicu Constantin Tudose, Anabel Sanchez-Plaza, Anil Graves, Annelies Broekman, Steffen Bender, Carlo Giupponi, Phoebe Koundouri, Muhamad Bahri, Sorin Cheval, Yamir Moreno, Oscar Melo, Katrin Karner, Cezar Ungurean, Serban Octavian Davidescu, Bernadette Kropf, Floor Brouwer, Mirabela Marin. This paper present ten principles which shall guide climate-informed decisions across Nexus resources.

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Governance

Conférence // Prévention et gestion des conflits liés à la gouvernance des ressources naturelles en Afrique de l’Ouest: défis et perspectives

Le Service civil pour la paix et le projet Frexus, tous deux mis en œuvre par la GIZ, organisent une conférence internationale sur le thème : « Prévention et gestion des conflits liés à la gouvernance des ressources naturelles en Afrique de l'Ouest : défis et opportunités ». La conférence aura lieu du 12 au 14 novembre 2019 à Niamey, au Niger. La conférence vise à informer et à créer des synergies entre les différents acteurs d'Afrique de l'Ouest et d'ailleurs, en partageant leurs capacités dans...

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