Nexus Region South and South East Asia

South/South East Asia is a geographically diverse and complex region. Although having recorded high economic growth rates, about 60 percent of the population remain undernourished. Climate change and environmental degradation severely impact agriculture and living conditions in many ways, South/South-East Asia being one of the most vulnerable regions to natural disasters. Furthermore, about 60 percent of the urban population worldwide live in this region and approximately 120,000 people migrate towards the cities every day. Due to the rapid growth of cities, the management of natural resources and securing the population's basic requirements for water, energy and food is one of the region’s most critical challenges. Integrated planning and management of the key sectors is crucial to sustain economic growth and provide access to services, especially to the increasing urban population.

Nexus News for South and Southeast Asia

Urban Nexus

Southeast Asia // Urban Nexus Approach Presented at the ICLEI World Congress in Montreal, Canda

The Urban Nexus approach was presented by GIZ at ICLEI's 10th World Congress, an event attended by more than 1,000 participants from all over the world - mainly mayors and city representatives - discussing urban challenges and opportunities, sharing best practice examples and learning from one another.

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Waste treatment

Urban Nexus // Waste: Not a Burden, but an Opportunity to Make Money

By Ruth Erlbeck. Solid waste management is closely linked with water and energy and therefore an important field in which to apply the Nexus approach. In a series of case studies on Vietnam, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, GIZ‘s Urban Nexus Project looked at how solid waste management can be transformed into precious energy and water resources, as well as how other valuables can be extracted when the system is managed through a holistic Nexus perspective.

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Call for bids

Consultancy in Holistic River Management // "Development and Implementation Support to the India-EU Water Partnership (IEWP)" and "Support to Ganga Rejuvenation (SGR)"

The Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit is seeking the services of a team of consultants to support the EU and the IEWP/GIZ Project management unit to address and tackle the implementation activities related to the Action plan and 9 priority areas, the development and contribution to sustainable river basin management in India based on EU expertise and an improved India-EU policy dialogue.

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Urban Nexus

Third National Dialogue on the Urban Nexus in Thailand // Strengthening Collaboration and Access to Financing to Support Integrated Resource Management in Thai Cities

Over 70 participants attended the Third National Dialogue on the Urban Nexus in Thailand on 3 May 2018 in Bangkok, organised by ESCAP in partnership with GIZ Nexus, making it the largest gathering of Thai policy-makers conducted through the Urban Nexus project to date. The Vice Governor of Chiang Mai, Mayor of Korat and Chief Resilience Officer of Bangkok joined key policymakers from the Office of the Prime Minister’s Bureau of Budget and National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB),...

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Events on the Nexus in South and Southeast Asia

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Stockholm World Water Week (SWWW) 2018

SWWW 2018 Session // Asia Focus - Tackling the Water-Energy-Ecosystems-Food Nexus

This session will examine all four aspects of the Nexus and attempt to uncover the complex nature of the Water, Energy, Ecosystems, Food Nexus. Each aspect of the Nexus will be discussed individually, to contribute to a greater conversation concerning pathways to greater cooperation between sectors.

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Nexus Resources from South and Southeast Asia

Modelling and Assessment

Water-Energy-Food Nexus Assessment of Solar Energy Farming Interactions // The Azraq Case in Jordan with Insights from India

By Mohammad Al-Saidi. This report focuses on experiences with solar energy farming (SEF), and in particular the solar energy farming project in the Azraq basin in Jordan (referred to as SEF Azraq). SEF Azraq sought to encourage farmers to substitute farming with livelihoods as solar farmers. This report aims at generating relevant recommendations for the implementation of SEF projects in Jordan and the Arab region by integrating lessons learnt from SEF Azraq, insights from a water-energy-food...

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Study // Solarising Groundwater Irrigation in India: A Growing Debate

By Nitin Bassi. India’s carbon footprint in agriculture is on the rise. Heavy subsidies for electricity and diesel to pump groundwater for irrigated agriculture increase carbon emissions. Researchers and practitioners have suggested to promote solar pumps for well irrigation. In this way agricultural growth can be made carbon-neutral and groundwater use in farming more sustainable.

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Waste treatment

A New Waste and Energy Nexus? // Rethinking the Modernisation of Waste Services in Delhi

By Rémi de Bercegol and Shankare Gowda. One important aspect of sustainability involves the flows of materials and energy, extracted, consumed, transformed and disposed of in the functioning of urban societies, which makes it directly linked to the ‘nested’ character of infrastructure that this special issue of Urban Studies on ‘urban nexus’ is keen to address. In particular, the question of urban waste, a sector previously neglected in the field of urban policy, has slowly become a major issue...

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SDGs

Project // S-MultiStor: Sustainable Hydropower and Multipurpose Storage to Meet the Water, Food and Energy SDG's

This project is a 3-year program to investigate and demonstrate improved approaches to sustainable multipurpose water storage, including both gray and green storage. We have assembled a consortium of leading international partner organizations responsible for developing and testing decision-support tools that have the potential to make a measurable impact on sustainable development.

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