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Jobs

Vacancy // Creative Junior Quantitative Economist with Strong Modelling Skills and an Interest in Climate and Food Security Nexus

Are you interested in applied quantitative economic analysis? Do you have experience with computable general equilibrium (CGE) models and are you interested in improving the conceptual underpinning and the empirical justification of an in-house simulation model (MAGNET) used for cross-cutting analyses? Are you interested in global issues such as food and nutrition security, climate change, inequality? Do you thrive working as a team player in a complex project environment?

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Governance

Opinion // How to Strengthen Cooperation for a Water Secure South Asia

By Jyotiraj Patra. South Asia is witnessing unprecedented water challenges and risks. Most of these risks are multi-dimensional, dynamic, complex and uncertain in nature. To better understand and address them and to better govern the region’s vital water resources, South Asia needs more innovative and inclusive collaboration between regional countries, levels and sectors.

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Urban Nexus

Vacancy // Research Assistant at TU Berlin in SUGI Programme

Technical University (TU) Berlin, Faculty VI - Institute of Ecology/Ecohydrology and Landscape Evaluation, is looking for a research assistant for supporting the EU project "Vertical Green 2.0" im Programm Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus".

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Sanitation and Wastewater

The Urban Water-Energy-Food Nexus // Three Mini Case Studies

By Robert C. Brears. With rising demand for water, energy, and food, leading cities and water utilities have created synergies between the water-energy-food nexus sectors while reducing trade-offs in the development of a green economy.

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Webinars

Webinar // Opportunities of Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach

The American University of Beirut (AUB) and Texas A&M University (TAMU) invite you to a webinar presenting the findings published in the Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN) Special Issue: Opportunities in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach: Innovatively driving economic development, social well-being, and environmental sustainability.

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Sanitation and Wastewater

International Workshop // Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture: Exchanging Knowledge in Colombia

Intelligent use of waste water in agriculture saves energy, reduce freshwater demand for agricultural uses and simultaneously increase productivity and resilience of farmlands. This workshop looks at the policies implemented in Colombia and how the SUWA (Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture Initiative) by UNU-FLORES helped in this implementation.

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Workshops

Workshop // Resource Nexus Policy & Cluster Workshop

The Resource Nexus Policy & Cluster Workshop is co-organised by the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME), SIM4NEXUS, MAGIC, and DAFNE, and will bring together EU-funded projects related to the resource nexus as well as other (non-EU funded) related initiatives with the objective to stimulate peer-to-peer and science-to-policy discussions on how to get the most out of nexus research for the benefit of society and policymaking.

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Networking

Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) // Info Day

PRIMA is glad to announce that a PRIMA Infoday will take place at the UfM Premises, in Barcelona for the presentation of PRIMA AWP 2019 in view of the official launch of the 2019 Call for proposals. The event will provide information about the PRIMA initiative and all aspects of the Call process.

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Infographics

Video // Water, Energy, Food - Nexus Thinking Explained

This motion infographic explains the importance of nexus thinking in our everyday lives and policy decisions. It explores the deep interconnections between the three essential resources and highlights the need for nexus thinking to help meet the world's needs, as it grows from 7 to 9 billion by 2050.

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Resource

Casos de Buenas Prácticas en Chile y el Perú // La Eficiencia en el Uso del Agua y la Energía en los Procesos Mineros

Por José Luis Lewinsohn and René Salgado. El uso del agua y la energía en los procesos mineros, en especial en los países andinos, planteará múltiples desafíos en el futuro, ya que la necesidad de capturar la renta derivada de la actividad extractiva exigirá, entre otros aspectos, el uso intensivo de estos insumos. En este documento se presenta el análisis de dos casos de estudio de la industria minera en Chile y el Perú.

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Resource

Lineamientos de Políticas Públicas // Un Mejor Manejo de las Interrelaciones del Nexo entre el Agua, la Energía y la Alimentación

Por Antonio Embid y Liber Martín. Este estudio tiene como principal objeto la formulación de lineamientos de política pública para mejorar el manejo de las interrelaciones del Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en América Latina y el Caribe. Tras una introducción general, se analizan las características globales de la aplicación de las políticas públicas al Nexo, con especial atención a sus componentes supraestatal, nacional y local.

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

White Paper // An Overview of Conceptual Frameworks, Analytical Approaches and Research Questions in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

By Kristal Jones, Nicholas R. Magliocca and Kelly Hondula. The food-energy-water (FEW) nexus is increasingly emphasized and prioritized as a framework for research, technology, and policy to deal with complex socio-environmental problems. Producing food in sufficient quantity and of sufficient quality, ensuring enough but not too much water, and generating energy, all to meet human needs and desires, requires an understanding of how those goals complement or counteract one another in specific...

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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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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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