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Southern Africa — SADC

The Southern African region represents a wide range of resource and climate contexts with varied supplies of water, food and energy. Each of the fifteen member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has a distinct developmental imperative. Integrated planning of water, food and energy sectors and promoting regional cooperation has been considered as a strategy to meet water, energy and food security targets, and to improve natural resource use efficiencies in the region.

Resources

News  |  17 Apr 2018

Potential Applications and Lessons Learned from Africa // Outcomes from the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus Session at the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil

By Kidanemarian Jembere and Isabel Pasternack. Africa’s sustainable development largely depends on goods and services derived from its environment and natural resources. As Africa pursues sustainable growth pathways and...› more

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

Resource  |  16 Apr 2018

Towards a Relational Understanding of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus // Analysis of Embeddedness and Governance in the Upper Blue Nile Region of Ethiopia

By Christian Stein, Claudia Pahl-Wostl, Jennie Barron. Given the need for transformative changes towards more sustainable, integrated management of water, energy and food systems, the water-energy-food nexus concept seems highly...› 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

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |   6 Mar 2018

Sustainability in the Food-Water-Ecosystem Nexus // The Role of Land Use and Land Cover Change for Water Resources and Ecosystems in the Kilombero Wetland, Tanzania

By Constanze Leemhuis, Frank Thonfeld, Kristian Näschen, Stefanie Steinbach, Javier Muro, Adrian Strauch, Ander López, Giuseppe Daconto, Ian Games and Bernd Diekkrüger. Land Use Land Cover Change (LULCC) has a significant impact...› more

News  |  12 Jul 2017

Nexus in Southern Africa // SADC countries attending the Sadc Water, Energy Ministers meeting in Swazi

Swaziland PM opens 36th Joint Meeting of SADC Ministers of Energy and Water, ahead of Resource Mobilisation and Energy Investment Forum, on 11 July 2017› more

Implementation and Case Studies  |  13 Mar 2017

Case Study // Modeling the water-energy nexus: how do water constraints affect energy planning in South Africa?

By the World Bank. This research focuses on incorporating a representation of water supply and infrastructure costs into an energy systems model (SATIM-W) to better reflect the interdependent nature of the energy-water nexus in...› more

Videos  |   3 Mar 2017

Water-Energy Nexus // The fight for water in Kenya

Report by Deutsche Welle. Hydropower plants are causing parts of Kenya's Tana River to dry up. Scientists are trying to ensure there's enough water for everyone relying on the body of water. › more

Policy Papers  |  16 Nov 2016

Research // Wastewater As a Resource: The Water-Waste-Energy Nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Paul Gremillion and Tamara Avellán. A Nexus Approach centred on wastewater treatment and recovery can link cycles of water, waste, and energy. Rich in carbon and nutrients, wastewater has the potential to supply greenhouse gas...› more

Resource  |  15 Aug 2016

Africa // Nexus Trade-offs and Strategies for Addressing the Water, Agriculture and Energy Security Nexus in Africa

This study by ICA, IUCN and IWA was intended to apply a structured analytical process to Africa's Volta and Lake Victoria basins and using this information to provide an overview of selected regional challenges and opportunities...› more