Resources from Latin America and the Carribean

SDGs

Publication // The Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Insights into resilient development

By SAB Miller and WWF (World Wildlife Fund). This collaborative report looks at 16 countries or states, comparing the ways in which their development patterns have managed their different mixes of resources and different capacities to make use of those resources.

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Publication // Payment for Ecosystem Services and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Securing Resource Flows for the Auffluent?

by Jean Carlo Rodríguez-de-Francisco, Bibiana Duarte-Abadía and Rutgerd Boelens. In this paper, the authors evaluate a Payment for Ecosystem Services scheme from a multi-scalar and political-ecology perspective in order to reveal different power dynamics across the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus perspective.

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News

Nexus Blog // Resultados del tercero Foro Virtual de Nexus América Latina

¿Cómo puede la perspectiva Nexus ayudar a encontrar sinergias entre el sector del agua, la seguridad alimenticia y la energía, y así también mitigar los riesgos potenciales para una gestión sostenible de las cuencas hidrográficas? El Tercer Foro Virtual Regional de Nexus en América Latina y el Caribe se enfocó en esta temática, reuniendo a expertos panelistas de América Latina y Europa y más de 80 participantes representando a más de 70 organizaciones del sector público, sector privado, academia...

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News

Nexus Blog // Outcomes of the third Nexus Latin America Virtual Forum

How can the Nexus perspective help to find synergies between the water, agriculture and energy sector and mititage potential risks for a sustainable water basin management? The third Regional Virtual Forum of Nexus in Latin America and Caribbean was dedicated to shed light on that, by bringing together expert panelists from Latin America and Europe and more than 80 participants from over 70 organizations, including the public and private sector, academia, and civil society.

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Events

Nexus Virtual Forum // Solar Powered Irrigation Systems: Opportunities and Challenges

The event revealed how the WEF Nexus approach sheds light on the challenges and opportunities for a sustainable usage of SPIS and how it can help to mitigate the risks of overexploitation of water resources. Four panelists shared their experiences and lessons learned from SPIS implementation in Tunisia and Chile and presented the GIZ SPIS Toolbox to 30 participants from various countries and organizations in the region.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Estudio SPIS // Transversalización del Enfoque Nexo en el Contexto del Bombeo Solar para riego

El enfoque Nexo ofrece un diálogo regional y nacional sobre políticas públicas para la gestión de las interconexiones entre agua, energía y alimentación. El presente estudio describe las interrelaciones prioritarias que se dan en Chile en el Nexo, con especial enfoque en el desarrollo y promoción de los sistemas de riego solar (Solar Powered Irrigation System SPIS). Este estudio es una colaboración entre el programa Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme, financiado por la UE y el programa...

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Nexus Conference Bolivia // El Foro Nexus Rumbo al 2025

On October 1st 2019, the “Foro Nexo Rumbo al 2025” takes place at the Catholic University of Bolivia “San Pablo” in La Paz, Bolivia. The focus of the event is the intersectoral cooperation between the sectors of water, energy, agriculture and sustainable development towards meeting the 2025 Patriotic Agenda of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, promoting an exchange between national and international organizations linked to the WEF Nexus.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Nexus Publicación // Manual de Capacitación Equipo Móvil de Bombeo Solar

Desarrollar y fortalecer capacidades de asesoramiento técnico y formulación de proyectos de agua, energía solar y producción de alimentos, en personal técnico del sector público y privado, así como en familias campesinas mediante su formación práctica utilizando un Equipo Móvil de Bombeo Solar demostrativo. La publicación1 de la Caja de herramientas de sistemas de riego solar ha sido posible gracias al apoyo brindado por la iniciativa mundial PAEGC. En 2012, la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para...

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Research

Blog // What can Transdisciplinarity give back to Communities?

This article presents a research project conducted by the STEPS Centre, using the WEFE Nexus as a conceptual tool for transdisciplinary engagement through urban gardening in the peripheral area Novo Recreio in north Guarulhos, part of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, Brazil. It shows the notion of the WEFE Nexus has the potential to bring people together across different siloes, organisations, identities, institutions, levels and sectors. But could it contribute to wider struggles against...

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Modelling and Assessment

Nexus Modelling // Involving the Water–Energy–Food Nexus in Integrating Low-Income and Isolated Communities

By Brenda Cansino-Loeza and José María Ponce-Ortega. This work presents a general mathematical programming model for satisfying water, energy, and food needs in isolated and low-income communities involving different process integration approaches. As a case study, the community with the lowest index of poverty and marginalization from the State of Guerrero in Mexico is presented. The problem consists in determining the optimal and sustainable configuration to satisfy the energy, water, and...

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