Nexus Events in Latin America and the Caribbean

Seminars

Foro Virtual Nexo Regional // “Grandes proyectos de usos múltiples del agua en América Latina y el Caribe ¿Cómo puede el enfoque Nexo contribuir a mitigar los conflictos socioambientales? ”

El tema principal del foro será proyectos de usos múltiples del agua, como embalses multipropósito, enfocando en los potenciales conflicto y como abordarlos.

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News

WEF Nexus in Latin America // Innovative Communication Tools and Practices for fostering Multisectoral Cooperation and Learning

The GIZ- sponsored Environmental Management and Rural Development Network in Latin America and the Caribbean (GADER-ALC) organized a regional meeting on Digitalization from May 7th to May 9th. The 2019 Nexus Workstream - coordinated by Bolivia and Chile - was awarded EUR 5000 from an Innovation Fund to carry out knowledge cafés for a regional exchange on the WEF Nexus approach as well as for a regional Nexus Forum to be held in La Paz, Bolivia, in September this year.

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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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Seminars

Training // Advanced School on Water Energy Food Nexus

The Advanced School on Water-Energy-Food Nexus will help graduate students, post-docs, and young researchers to analyse complex systems by understanding the societal, economic and environmental impacts involved in decisions regarding technology innovation and policies design. They will learn different assessment methods, modelling techniques and risk analysis to apply them individually or in combination to research projects, decision-making process or policy development.

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Capacity Building

Curso Internacional en Sistemas de Bombeo // Bolivia se Capacita en Sistemas de Bombeo para Irrigación y Otros Usos

En Bolivia, muchas regiones se encuentran afectadas por la falta de agua y el limitado acceso a servicios modernos de energía. Cuando las tecnologías tradicionales de bombeo alcanzan sus límites técnicos, los medios habituales de bombear agua para riego son las bombas de gasolina o diésel. Con el fin de promover la energía solar como un suministro energético seguro y ecológicamente, el Programa Nexo Bolivia junto con los Ministerios de Medio Ambiente y Agua, así como de Desarrollo Rural y...

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Sessions, Panels and Side Events

Session at RGS 2018 // Amazon’s Hydropower-Navigation-Agribusiness Nexus

One of the main processes of politico-economic change in the Amazon Region today is the construction of large-scale water projects, especially for hydroelectricity generation and river navigation associated with export-oriented agribusiness and mining. The paper discusses resource grabbing and environmental injustices through a cultural political economy framework to assess the main direction and the internal dimensions of development trends. Water projects were assessed in relation to the...

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Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) 2018

SWWW 2018 Session // Eye on LAC- Natural Infrastructure and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Most countries in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries are expanding their water, land, and energy footprint. These investments are putting pressure on a wide variety of ecosystems and the services they provide to cities and beyond. Sustainable development for LAC is a question mark. Looming large in the background is another challenge: climate change. Climatologists predict that 90% of the land could be distressed by extreme weather events that affect water availability for food and...

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Workshops

C-EENRG // Food-Water-Energy Nexus Workshop

The workshop is organised in the context of the project BRIDGE: Building Resilience In a Dynamic Global Economy: Complexity across scales in the Brazilian Food-Water-Energy Nexus.

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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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Capacity Building

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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