Nexus Region 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

Climate Change

Review Article // Climate Change Adaptation through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Southern Africa

By Sylvester Mpandeli, Dhesigen Naidoo, Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi, Charles Nhemachena, Luxon Nhamo, Stanley Liphadzi, Sithabile Hlahla and Albert T. Modi. Climate change is a complex and cross-cutting problem that needs an integrated and transformative systems approach to respond to the challenge. This review highlights climate change impacts on water, energy, and food resources in southern Africa, while exploring mitigation and adaptation opportunities. The review further recommends strategies to...

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

SPIS // Mapping the Suitability of Solar Energy-based Irrigation Pumps in Ethiopia

In recent years, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has worked to improve food security, nutrition and livelihoods in rural communities in Ethiopia by increasing the value and effectiveness of agricultural water management through small-scale irrigation. However, while the potential to benefit from small-scale irrigation appears significant, it is constrained by access to the energy sources needed to pump water and the limited opportunities for gravity-fed small-scale irrigation...

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Slides

Presentation // Assessing the State of the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus in South Africa

By T. Mabhaudhi, G. Simpson, J. Badenhorst, M. Mohammed, T. Motongera, A. Senzanje, GWP Jewitt, D. Naidoo, and S. Mpandeli, held at the Discussion Forum "Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Towards Efficient National Planning" in South Africa, Oct 2018.

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Presentation // Water-Food-Energy Nexus - the FAO Perspective

By Lewis Hove, FAO Representative in SA: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), held at the Discussion Forum "Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Towards Efficient National Planning" in South Africa, Oct 2018.

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Presentation // The WEF Nexus in South Africa's Water Governance (1910-2008)

By Johann Templehoff, Extraordinary Professor, South African Water History Archival, held at the Discussion Forum "Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Towards Efficient National Planning" in South Africa, Oct 2018.

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Presentation // Research and Development Need in Water-Energy-Food Nexus in South Africa

By Emmanuel Mwendera, Research Team Manager: Water Science; Agricultural Research Council (ARC), held at the Discussion Forum "Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Towards Efficient National Planning" in South Africa, Oct 2018.

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Presentation // Nuclear Technology in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

By Phumzile Tshelane, Group CEO: South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), held at the Discussion Forum "Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Towards Efficient National Planning" in South Africa, Oct 2018.

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Presentation // Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Towards Efficient National Planning

By Nandha Govender, General Manager; Water & Environmental Operations: Eskom, held at the Discussion Forum "Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Towards Efficient National Planning" in South Africa, Oct 2018.

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Presentation // Climate Change Adaptation through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in South Africa

By Sylvester Mpandeli, Research Manager: Water Utilisation in Agric; Water Research Commission, held at the Discussion Forum "Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Towards Efficient National Planning" in South Africa, Oct 2018.

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Presentation // Challenges to Farmers, Optimising Crop Production while Limiting Water and Energy Usage Applied to Potato Production in South Africa

By Linus Franke, Head of Department: Soil, Crop and Climate Sciences, University of the Free State, held at the Discussion Forum "Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Towards Efficient National Planning" in South Africa, Oct 2018.

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