Circular Economy

Publication // Circular economy approach to reduce water–energy–food nexus

By Adriana Del Borghi, Luca Moreschi, Michela Gallo. The purpose of the review was to discuss the circular economy approaches devoted to understand the interdependencies among the water, food and energy sector.

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Governance

Publication // The role of metrics in the governance of the water-energy-food nexus within the European Commission

By Thomas Voelker, Kirsty Blackstock, Zora Kovacic, Jan Sindt, Roger Strand, Kerry Waylen.

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News

PhD Opportunity // Sustainable innovation and governance in the Mediterranean area for the WEF Nexus

The Chair Group of Production and Resource Economics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan and the TUM School of Management offers a Ph.D. Student Position in Environmental and Resource Economics, starting at the earliest March 1st, 2020. Initial appointment will be 2 years with the possibility of extension.

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Governance

Nexus Assessment // Study on the Synergies of the Water, Energy and Food Sectors in Sudan

This report presents the main findings of the Nexus assessment study for Sudan. It identified Water-Energy-Food Nexus priority issues in Sudan, suggested operational guidance to align national strategies, policies and implementation plans within a national Nexus framework, identified opportunities to apply the Nexus approach, including institutional settings and capacity building needs, and suggested a series of Water-Energy-Food Nexus projects in Sudan.

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Seminars

E-Learning Course //Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems: The Nexus between Water, Energy and Food

In this course you will become familiar with the ideas of the water-energy-food nexus and transdisciplinary thinking. You will learn to see your community or country as a complex social-ecological system and to describe its water, energy and food metabolism in the form of a pattern, as well as to map the categories of social actors. We will provide you with the tools to measure the nexus elements and to analyze them in a coherent way across scales and dimensions of analysis.

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Events

Nexus Event // Dresden Nexus Conference 2020

The Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC) is an international conference series dedicated to advancing research and the implementation of a Nexus Approach to resource management. By bringing together actors from a diverse range of disciplines and sectors, DNC fosters dialogue on how nexus thinking contributes to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The third Dresden Nexus Conference will take place on the 3 – 5 of June 2020 under the theme “Circular Economy in a...

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Event

DutchDubai // The Interconnection of Water, Energy and Food presented at the Dutch Pavilion at the Expo 2020 in Dubai, UAE

The Dutch pavilion in the World Expo, hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates in 2020, will focus on the interconnection of water, energy and food. As the second-largest exporter of agricultural products in the world, the Netherlands wants to support collaboration as well as minimising the footprint of our interactive ecosystem by building the pavilion with local resources and locally rented building materials.

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Circular Economy

Publication // Circular economy approach to reduce water–energy–food nexus

By Adriana Del Borghi, Luca Moreschi, Michela Gallo. The purpose of the review was to discuss the circular economy approaches devoted to understand the interdependencies among the water, food and energy sector.

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Governance

Publication // The role of metrics in the governance of the water-energy-food nexus within the European Commission

By Thomas Voelker, Kirsty Blackstock, Zora Kovacic, Jan Sindt, Roger Strand, Kerry Waylen.

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Governance

Nexus Assessment // Study on the Synergies of the Water, Energy and Food Sectors in Sudan

This report presents the main findings of the Nexus assessment study for Sudan. It identified Water-Energy-Food Nexus priority issues in Sudan, suggested operational guidance to align national strategies, policies and implementation plans within a national Nexus framework, identified opportunities to apply the Nexus approach, including institutional settings and capacity building needs, and suggested a series of Water-Energy-Food Nexus projects in Sudan.

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Mountains

Publication // Shaping the water–energy–food nexus for resilient mountain livelihoods

By Susanne Wymann von Dach and Renate Fleiner. The aim of the Issue Brief is to reflect on how a Nexus approach can work for mountain communities and what specific challenges faced by mountain communities have to be considered in order to strengthen the water, energy, and food security in mountains in an integrative way.

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Media

AlJazeera // What can be done to ensure food security and preserve water?

Over 800 million people live in hunger-stricken areas. The majority of those live in conflict zones. Ensuring quantity and quality of water for survival, but also for food production in the context of agricultural intensification, is essential to mitigate the risk of mass migration conflict. On this special edition of Inside Story from the Doha Forum, the questions are asked: Are the current world food governance support systems enough to mitigate current risks? And what can be done to avoid...

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Getting Credit for Solar // Partnering up to launch finance for smallholder irrigation

By Samwel Tobiko of Juhudi Kilimo, and Genia Sokolova. In Kenya, 80 percent of the population derive their livelihoods from agriculture, yet the share of agricultural finance in national credit is below 5 percent. Juhudi Kilimo, a Kenya-based microfinance institution, aims to address unmet demand for agricultural lending by focusing on rural smallholder farmers. Juhudi, through its Juhudi Labs division, recently joined with Winrock to launch one of the first credit facilities for solar...

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Media

Bangkok Post // Saving the Planet, Making Profit: A 'Nexus' Approach

Asean has put together an ambitious sustainable development agenda with its 2025 community vision. It has also played an important role in shaping the United Nations 2020 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda. If the 17 SDGs are achieved, this will combine with the impact of global trends such as climate change to intensify the competition for resources -- energy, water, raw materials and land.

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