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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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News

Workshop // Mainstreaming and Implementing the Water-Energy Nexus for Sustainable Development in Africa

Organized by the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), UN Environment, the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity, a three-day workshop to discuss mainstreaming and implementing the water-energy nexus for sustainable development in Africa took place on 4-6 Sep 2018 in Addis Ababa.

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Meetings & Roundtables

Meeting // The UfM Task Force on Water Finance and Water-Food-Energy Nexus

The Task Force on Water Finance and Water-Food-Energy Nexus is a initiative of the Union for the Mediterranean.

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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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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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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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World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

World Water Forum 2018 // Arab Regional Report: Pre-Forum Version

Coordinated by the League of Arab States (LAS), this pre-forum Arab regional report is part of the regional process outcomes. It was developed after broad consultations on regional high priority topics involving all segments of society. The report content is in essence based on contributions received from Ministries, Universities, UN agencies, regional NGOs, Private sector and CSOs and on key recommendations of the landmark events that took place since the start of the regional process.

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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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