Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus Atlas for the Mediterranean // Seeking Examples of Best Practices

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the Global Water Partnership for the Mediterranean (GWP-Med) are currently preparing a joint "Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus"publication in the form of a Nexus Atlas. Everybody with research background or practical experience in this region is invited to submit best practice examples for this Nexus Atlas. Deadline is 31 Dec 2018.

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Jobs

Job Vacancy // Researcher Global Water-Food-Biodiversity Nexus

PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency and Wageningen Research is looking for a Master of Science (or post-doc) researcher trained in hydrology or environmental sciences (or comparable). You need to have strong analytical skills, and preferably experience with quantitative model analyses and programming (C, R, ArcGIS). Moreover, interest in international environmental issues is essential. You will be working in a multi-disciplinary team, so excellent social skills are required. You also...

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Urban Nexus

Job Vacancy // Student Co-worker at ILS Dortmund/Germany

The research group "Constructed Environment" of the ILS is looking for a co-worker at the location Dortmund in the third-party project "The FEW-meter - an integrative model to measure and improve urban agriculture, shifting it towards urban metabolism" from 01.10.2018.

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News

BMZ Strategy for Interlinkages Between Water, Energy and Agriculture (Nexus Perspective) // Examples from the MENA Region

By Maarit Thiem and Nisreen Lahham. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has published its new “Strategy for Interlinkages Between Water, Energy and Agriculture (Nexus Perspective) – Synergies and Conflicting Goals” as a guideline for German development cooperation. This article introduces the Nexus strategy by highlighting how some of the fields of action identified in the strategy are currently being addressed in the MENA region.

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Workshops

International Workshop // "Water-Energy-Food Nexus Implementation in the Mashreq"

This international workshop will be a unique opportunity to transfer knowledge and help implementing the WEF concept in the Mashreq countries. The workshop will highlight several aspects of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: (Water regulation and policies, Water resources and sustainable development goals (SDGs), Desalination and the use of renewables, Wastewater treatment, Renewable and sustainable energy resources, integrated energy-water planning, Energy efficiency, Solar and wind energy potential,...

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Seminars

Princeton Lecture // Water-Energy-Carbon Nexus and Opportunities for Water Resource Recovery

Zhiyong Jason Ren, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Princeton University, will speak at this lunch time seminar about his Nexus research. The lecture is part of the David Bradford STEP Seminars series.

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Urban Nexus

7th WaterLinks Forum // Solving Asia’s Urban Water Crisis: The WaterFood-Energy-Climate Change Nexus

This forum is designed to provide urban water managers and policy makers with insights on the interdependence of water, food, and energy in an uncertain, but adverse, climate environment. These are expected to form the basis of integrated solutions to the worsening water crisis in urban Asia.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Sixth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) // Breaking Down Silos: Fostering Collaborative Action on the SDGs

The Global Association of Master's in Development Practice Programs (MDP), in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), will hold the Sixth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD).

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

Groundwater Governance in the Arab World // Water Resources, Use and Management in Jordan: A Focus on Groundwater

By: Emad Al-Karablieh, Amer Salman. Given the water-security threat to Jordan posed by water shortages, water security has become a major domestic issue as population increases rapidly with refugees entering the country because of conflict in neighbouring countries, including a new influx from Syria that is estimated to have 2.72 million people where about 1 million are registered refugees from various countries by the end of December 2015.

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Slides

Slides // The Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Connecting Science and Policy

Collection of presentations from a AGU webinar that took place on 6 Sept 2018 and explored both science and policy relating to the food-energy-water nexus. The webinar discussed the connections and trade-offs between the different elements, how science is contributing to our understanding, and Congressional policies aiming for a more sustainable and secure future.

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Hydropower

Hydropower // The Water-Energy Nexus in Chile: A Description of the Regulatory Framework for Hydroelectricity

This article offers a general description of hydropower regulations in Chile wherein two sectors that are regulated separately come to meet each other: water (as a natural resource) and electric industry (as an activity).

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SDGs

Review // Nexus Approaches to Global Sustainable Development

By Jianguo Liu, Vanessa Hull, H. Charles J. Godfray, David Tilman, Peter Gleick, Holger Hoff, Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Zhenci Xu, Min Gon Chung, Jing Sun and Shuxin Li . Many global challenges, though interconnected, have been addressed singly, at times reducing one problem while exacerbating others. Nexus approaches simultaneously examine interactions among multiple sectors. Recent quantitative studies have revealed that nexus approaches can uncover synergies and detect trade-offs among sectors. If...

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Media

CrossTalk // The Water, Food, and Energy Nexus: Rapid-Fire Research in 3 Quick Sentences

As the population of Earth increases, it is urgent that we develop in more sustainable ways. In response to this, the United Nations has identified what it terms the "water-food-energy nexus"—three resources that are in ever-higher demand.

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Media

TERI // Water-Food-Energy Nexus in India

Food and water are deeply linked, and together with energy, have ensured continued existence of humans and ecosystems on Earth for millennia. There are several embedded intimate links within socio-ecological systems such as agricultural production systems that characterise the nexus between water, energy and food.

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Media

Xinhua // UN calls for better use of water-energy nexus for Africa's development

Various UN agencies on Tuesday jointly called for better utilization of Africa's water-energy nexus so as to harness the continent's resources towards sustainable development.

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