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Latin America and the Caribbean — LAC

Latin America and the Caribbean compromise all the complexity that a continent of these dimensions conveys. In average, water scarcity does not appear to be an issue, but the local distribution of the resource varies widely. There are, however, common problems, that can be addressed on a continental level. The region strongly depends on hydropower for energy production. While this form of electricity does not stresses the climate through CO2 emission, it raises conflicts with other land uses like rain forests and agriculture. The latter is both the biggest user of water and driver for deforestation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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News  |  17 Apr 2018

Second Nexus Executive Steering Committee Meeting // Supporting Regions, Countries and Cities

By Isabel Pasternack, Susanne Schmeier and Tina Schmiers. The second Executive Steering Committee Meeting of the Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme took place in Brussels on the 1-2 Mar 2018. The general objective of the meeting...› more

Fact Sheets  |   9 Apr 2018

Nexus Factsheet // The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme: The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus and its on-the-ground operationalisation

Starting in 2014, GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) started to implement Nexus Regional Dialogue activities. This included five regional dialogues and Nexus Resource...› more

News  |   9 Apr 2018

Taller // Toolbox en Sistemas de Irrigación con Energía Solar (SPIS) en Santiago de Chile

El Programa Diálogo Regional Nexo BMZ/UE en colaboración con la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) y con el apoyo del Instituto de Desarrollo Agropecuario (INDAP) y del Programa Powering Agriculture, se...› more

News  |   9 Apr 2018

Workshop // Toolbox on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) in Santiago, Chile

The BMZ / EU Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and with the support of the Institute for Agricultural Development (INDAP) and the Powering...› more

Projects  |   9 Apr 2018

Water to Energy // Electricity Generation from Irrigation Flow by Hidromaule, Chile

Hidromaule plants, located in the Maule Region, San Clemente, Chile, use the irrigation water to generate electricity, taking advantage of the natural course of the canals and the variations in the height of the land without...› more

Projects  |   9 Apr 2018

Agro PV Project // Solar Energy for a Sustainable Agriculture

Three photovoltaic plants were installed on agricultural crops of the Metropolitan Region, with the purpose of contributing to the efficient use of the soil, the stability of energy supply, the generation of solar energy and the...› more

News  |   9 Apr 2018

Fraunhofer Chile presentó beneficios de combinar energía solar y agricultura

Tres plantas fotovoltaicas se instalaron sobre cultivos agrícolas de la Región Metropolitana, con el propósito de contribuir al uso eficiente del suelo, la estabilidad en el suministro de energía, la incorporación de tecnologías...› more

Resource  |  22 Mar 2018

Presentation // Results & Developments in 2017, Planned activities for 2018 for the Nexus Regional Dialogue in Latin America and the Caribbean

By Reinaldo Peñailillo, GIZ, held at the 2nd Nexus Dialogues Programme Executive Committee Meeting at Brussels, 1-2 March 2018› more

Resource  |  22 Mar 2018

Presentation // Water, Energy and Food Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean: Impacts

By Andrei Jouravlev, UN ECLAC, Economic Officer, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Division, held at the 2nd Nexus Dialogues Programme Executive Committee Meeting at Brussels, 1-2 March 2018› more

Event  |  12 Jan 2018

Diálogo Regional Político-Técnico sobre el Nexo entre el Agua, la Energía y la Alimentación

Estamos organizando el Diálogo Regional Político-Técnico sobre el Nexo entre el Agua, la Energía y la Alimentación, que se realizará en las instalaciones de la CEPAL en Santiago de Chile, los días 14 y 15 de mayo de 2018. Este...› more

Event  |  12 Jan 2018

Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean // Regional Political-Technical Dialogue on Water, Energy and Food Nexus

As part of the Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme, organised by the European Commission and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), a regional dialogue will be held in Santiage, Chile. A complementary...› more

Resource  |  11 Dec 2017

Project // Strengthening Climate Resilient Development in the Cumbaza Watershed: Towards Water, Energy and Food Security in Urban-rural Landscapes

Strengthening climate-resilient development in urban-rural landscapes using a Water-Energy-Food Nexus approach focuses on the Amazonian city of Tarapoto and the surrounding Cumbaza River sub-basin in the department of San Martin,...› more

Implementation and Case Studies  |   8 Dec 2017

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Costa Rica // The Case of the Upper Reventazón River Basin (Spanish)

By Maureen Ballestero Vargas and Tania López Lee. This document analyzes the Nexus between water, energy and food in the Reventazón river basin in Costa Rica. The article focusses on the upper part of the basin, especially in the...› more

Resource  |   8 Dec 2017

El Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en Costa Rica // El caso de la cuenca alta del río Reventazón

Por Maureen Ballestero Vargas y Tania López Lee. Este documento analiza el Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en la cuenca del río Reventazón en Costa Rica. La atención se concentra en la parte alta de la cuenca, en...› more

Resource  |  30 Nov 2017

Water-Energy Nexus // Water resources as important factor for the global energy system transition (Energiewende) at local and global scale (WANDEL)

The WANDEL project explores whether limitations in the availability of water resources in sufficient quantity or quality might accelerate or delay the global energy system transition (Energiewende). Funded by the German Federal...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  27 Nov 2017

Research // System Complexity and Policy Integration Challenges: the Brazilian Energy-Water-Food Nexus

By J.-F. Mercure, et al. The Energy-Water-Food Nexus is one of the most complex sustainability challenges faced by the world. This is particularly true in Brazil, where insufficiently understood interactions within the Nexus are...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  24 Nov 2017

Discusión // El Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en América Latina

A continuación presentamos el estudio “El Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en América Latina y el Caribe: planificación, marco normativo e identificación de interconexiones prioritarias”.› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  24 Nov 2017

Discussion // The water, energy and food Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean

The authors present the study entitled “El Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en América Latina y el Caribe: planificación,marco normativo e identificación de interconexiones prioritarias” (The water, energy and...› more

Implementation and Case Studies  |  14 Jul 2017

Water-Energy Nexus // Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships

By IEA Bioenergy and Global Bioenergy Partnership. The 20 examples presented in this publication illustrate an encouraging variety both in terms of bioenergy systems and geographical distribution, and they all show how solutions...› more

Workshops  |  14 Jul 2017

Workshop // Energy, water and food security in relation to climate change and social inequality in the Andes

The Regional Program Energy Security and Climate Change in Latin America of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (EKLA-KAS) and the "trAndeS" programme organise a workshop in Lima.› more

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