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.

News, Events and Resources

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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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Presentation // Water Resource Planning and Management for Water Security in South Africa

By Patrick Mlilo, Director: National Water Resource Planning; Department of Water and Sanitation, held at the Discussion Forum "Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Towards Efficient National Planning" in South Africa, Oct 2018.

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Presentation // Relevant Research for the WEF Nexus – The CSIR Approach

By Graham von Maltitz, Natural Resources & the Environment (NRE): CSIR, held at the Discussion Forum "Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Towards Efficient National Planning" in South Africa, Oct 2018.

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Presentation // Mine Impacted Water: A Resource for the Circular Economy in South African Mining Communities

By Dheepak Maharajh, Head of Biometalurgy: Mintek, held at the Discussion Forum "Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Towards Efficient National Planning" in South Africa, Oct 2018.

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News

Implementation // SADC’s Draft WEF Nexus Operational Framework Reviewed at Transboundary River Basin Level

The SADC Secretariat is leading the development of a SADC WEF Nexus Operational Framework through the European Union (EU) supported WEF nexus regional dialogue and investment project. The operational framework is expected to provide an overall guidance and tools to make decisions, and facilitate coordination between different sectors and enhance investment in the SADC region.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

Discussion Forum in South Africa // Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Towards Efficient National Planning

In South Africa, there is a lack of a clear elevated plan to manage the water-energy-food nexus and to inform decision-making processes in support of the National Development Plan. In light of the recent severe droughts, it is essential to have a national dialogue by the relevant experts, affected communities, and government departments. This event aims at discussing recent research and looking at steps taken by the government to better manage water, energy and food security.

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