Nexus in 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.

Nexus News for Latin America and the Carribean (LAC Region)

World Water Forum 2018 - Brazil

WWF8 Session Report // Reflections and Discussions on the WEF-Nexus at the WWF8 from a Latin American Perspective

By Isabel Pasternack, Susanne Schmeier and Reinaldo Penailillo. President Michel Temer highlighted in his inauguration speech, the importance of the World Water Forum as a place for exchanging experiences and mutual learning. This is essential for the sustainable development of all countries facing severe water-related challenges. But how was the WEF-Nexus reflected and discussed from a Latin American perspective at the WWF8?

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Taller // Aportes para el alineamiento de políticas hídricas con las políticas nacionales y de desarrollo bajo la perspectiva Nexo

La cuenca del río Santa Eulalia constituye un territorio importante. Produce el 50 % del agua y el 70% de la energía utilizada en Lima, ciudad capital convertida en la segunda ciudad más grande del mundo situada en un ecosistema desértico. A su vez es un valle principalmente rural con una vocación agrícola exportadora y de abastecimiento nacional.

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Workshop // Contributions for the Alignment of Water Policies with National and Development Policies under the Nexus Perspective

The basin of the Santa Eulalia River represents an important territory. It produces 50% of the water and 70% of the energy used in Lima, capital city of Peru and second largest city in the world located in a desert ecosystem. At the same time, it is a mainly rural valley with an agricultural exporting vocation and for national supply. A workshop that took place in Santa Eulalia, Peru, on 9 Nov 2018, discussed the way forward for an effective implementation of the Nexus approach in this context....

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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 was to present the outcomes and impacts of the activities within the different regional dialogues, to discuss challenges and common issues as well as to find entry points and synergies to improve and strengthen cooperation and collaboration among the different regions...

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Events on the Nexus in Latin America and the Carribean (LAC Region)

Meetings & Roundtables

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

La División de Recursos Naturales e Infraestructura está organizando el Diálogo Regional Político-Técnico sobre “El Nexo entre el Agua, la Energía y la Alimentación”, que se celebrará en la sede de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) en Santiago de Chile, los días 14 y 15 de mayo de 2018.

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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.

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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 Reventazón " by Maureen Ballestero and Tania López.

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COP22 Side Event // Informing NDC Implementation through a Water-Energy-Food Nexus Framework: Lessons from Amazonia and South East Asia

There is a wide community of actors applying WEF Nexus frameworks (e.g. FAO, IUCN, CEPAL, OECD, SEI) in a range of countries and ecosystems, using different methodologies, definitions and tools. This event will bring together practitioners using a WEF Nexus framework and policymakers.

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Nexus Resources for Latin America and the Carribean (LAC Region)

Fact Sheets

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

German development cooperation institutions and the European Union support evidence presented at the Bonn2011 Conference that an integrated management and governance – ‘Nexus’ – approach can assist in improving water, energy and food security. Nexus addresses challenges and opportunities, identifies trade-offs, fosters synergies and optimises outcomes across actors and sectors. To meet its ambitious economic, environmental and social targets in the context of climate change, Bolivia needs to...

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Fact Sheets

Nexus Fact Sheet // The Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

To meet the high demands in LAC, it is necessary to overcome the silos approach in the management of water, energy and food, enhance synergies and reduce trade-offs, and strengthen the decision-making determined by the interconnections. This includes strong considerations for the environment and the social equity as the basis for sustainable development. That is, to incorporate the Nexus approach.

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Slides

Presentación // Estudio de caso: cuenca del río Reventazón

Par Maureen Ballestero y Tania López, Proyecto “NEXO Agua-Energía-Alimentación (WEF) en América Latina y el Caribe: Políticas Públicas para la Gestión de las Interconexiones”

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Presentation // The WEF Nexus in LAC

By Raul Munoz Castillo, INE/WSA, at WSA Water Week, Panama, May 2017

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