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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.

Resources

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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

Event  |  27 Jun 2017

National Workshop // The Nexus between Water, Energy and Food in the Reventazón River Basin

This workshop presented and discussed the results of the national case study in Costa Rica, "Priorities for the water, energy and food nexus in Costa Rica and policies for their management, with an emphasis on Basin of the river...› more

Implementation and Case Studies  |  26 Jun 2017

WaCClim Case Study // Water-Energy-Climate Nexus in Mexico

In Mexico, water utilities have a difficult task meeting user’s demands. Low tariffs, high water consumption, and a complicated legal framework have led to unsustainable water abstraction, high energy costs, high water loss, and...› more

Implementation and Case Studies  |  26 Jun 2017

WaCClim Case Study // Water-Energy-Climate Nexus in Peru

Peru is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. A low-lying coastal area, with vast arid and semi-arid lands, much of Peru is liable to floods, droughts and desertification. 72% of the total number of national...› more

Implementation and Case Studies  |  12 May 2017

Case Study // The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Challenges for the Chilean agriculture

By Rike Becker and Laura Margarete Simon. Chile is a long narrow strip of land squeezed between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, with a variety of climates and geography. It is one of the leading agricultural producers...› more

Resource  |  10 May 2017

Fact Sheet //The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme

The Nexus Dialogues Programme Phase I (2016-2018), funded by the EU and BMZ, resulted from international efforts to operationalise the Nexus approach. The programme is designed to stimulate five Nexus Regional Dialogues (NRDs)...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |   9 May 2017

Fact Sheet // Programa Diálogo Regional Nexo en América Latina y el Caribe

Políticas públicas para la gestión de las interconexiones entre agua, energía y alimentación› more

Fact Sheets  |   9 May 2017

Fact Sheet // Programme: Nexus – Water, Energy and Food Security for Bolivia

German Development Cooperation supports the integration and systematic implementation of multi-sectoral development measures.› more

Resource  |   8 May 2017

Nexus Outlook Report // A Collection of Nexus Case Studies from Latin America, Africa and Asia

TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences has issued a report illustratively highlighting resource use challenges across many case studies. The report entails a range of easily digestible small nexus assessments, in-depth focus...› more

Slides  |  28 Apr 2017

Regional Nexus Dialogues // National Cases in Latin America and the Caribbean: Costa Rica and Brazil

An overview of nexus case studies, presented on occasion of the first Executive Committee Meeting of the Regional Nexus Dialogue in Latin America and the Caribbean by Andrei Jouravlev and Adrian Rodriguez, Economic Commission for...› more

Slides  |  28 Apr 2017

Regional Nexus Dialogues // The Water, Energy and Food Nexus Dialogue in Latin America and the Caribbean

A summary of the regional nexus dialogue on occasion of the first Executive Committee Meeting by Andrei Jouravlev and Adrian Rodriguez, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and Reinaldo Peñailillo,...› more

Policy Papers  |   7 Apr 2017

Latin America // El Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en América Latina y el Caribe: planificación, marco normativo e identificación de interconexiones prioritarias

Por Antonio Embid y Liber Martín/Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe. Este documento analiza el Nexo entre agua, energía y alimentación en América Latina y el Caribe centrando su atención en el estado actual de la...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  16 Jan 2017

Research Brief // Payments for Ecosystem Services and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

By Jean Carlo Rodríguez de Francisco. Payments for ecosystem services (PES) are an established instrument for addressing externality problems among different natural resource users. In a nut shell, PES consist of cash or in kind...› more

Resource  |  12 Jan 2017

Session Input // “Managing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus” at the Regional Dialogue on Extractive Industry Governance and Infrastructure, ECLAC, Santiago, Chile

Key input by Francisco J. Meza, Director Centro de Cambio Global, Universidad Católica de Chile, audio recording and presentation.› more

Policy Papers  |  12 Jan 2017

Sewage // Urban sewage in Brazil: drivers of and obstacles to wastewater treatment and reuse; governing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Series

By Katharina M.K. Stepping. The case study analyses the factors that drive or hinder wastewater collection and treatment in urban Brazil and discusses the potential for wastewater reuse and its current constraints. The results...› more

News  |  21 Dec 2016

Amazonia // Applying the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Amazon

By Helen Bellfield and David Sabogal. Deforestation in the Amazon has a ripple effect through the region disrupting ecosystem services and undermining food, water and energy security. The Global Canopy Programme says coherency...› more

Projects  |  10 Nov 2016

Project // BRIDGE: Building Resilience In a Dynamic Global Economy - Complexity across Scales in Brazil

The BRIDGE project is a UK-BRAZIL collaboration funded by the Newton Funds, comprising of the ESRC and FAPESC. It supports researchers in the modelling, understanding and governance of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus. › more

Side Events  |   4 Nov 2016

Session “Managing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus” at the Regional Dialogue on Extractive Industry Governance and Infrastructure, ECLAC, Santiago, Chile

The governance of natural resources and infrastructure emerge among the fundamental challenges for the implementation of Agenda 2030 in Latin America and the Caribbean. Countries have struggled to convert export boom periods of...› more

Policy Papers  |   6 Oct 2016

Policy Brief // Assessing Policy Coherence in Brazil, Colombia and Peru using a Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach

By David Sabogal, Helen Bellfield and Simone Bauch. The Amazonia Security Agenda focuses not only on national security in a traditional sense, but also acts to strengthen the fundamental foundations of a prosperous society in the...› more

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