Implementation and Case Studies

Waste treatment

Case Study // Waste Management in Laguna Province, Philippines

By Martin Schaub and Jérémie Bertrand. When analysed with a Nexus perspective, solid waste can be transformed into precious energy and water resources and even other valuables can be extracted. The analysis undertaken in this report shows various waste facilities in the Philippines and their potential for improvement. For future new waste disposal techniques, four different solutions have been identified, taking into account the technical and financial possibilities of the respective waste...

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Waste treatment

Case Study // Waste Management in Nagpur, India

By Martin Schaub and Jérémie Bertrand. This case study develops an economically feasible solution to implement an integrated waste management system for the city of Nagpur, India. With a population of 2.4 million (census 2011), the city is currently generating an average of 1100-1200 tonnes of waste per day.

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Waste treatment

Case Study // Waste Management in Tanjung Pinang, Indonesia

By Martin Schaub and Jérémie Bertrand. This case study presents a concept for the implementation of an Urban Nexus-approach based waste management system in the city of Tanjung Pinang, Indonesia. Tanjung Pinang is the capital and second largest city of the Indonesian Riau Islands province. The 250,000 inhabitants produce 160 tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) daily of which apparently only half is collected and disposed at Ganet Landfill.

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Sanitation and Wastewater

Tratamiento de Aguas Residuales // Elemento Necesario en una Economía Circular

Por Diego Juan Rodriguez. A nivel mundial, la mayor parte de las aguas residuales no se recoge ni se somete a ningún tratamiento. Las aguas residuales son un recurso valioso, pero a menudo son vistas como una carga de la que hay deshacerse. Es necesario cambiar esta percepción. Este artículo de blog del Banco Mundial ofrece ideas para un cambio de paradigma en América Latina.

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Capacity Building

WEF Nexus Training Module 2 // German and European Nexus Case Studies

Training Module 2 “German and European Case Studies” presents the main legislative and institutional instruments for Water-Energy-Food Nexus coordination in Germany. By presenting three case studies, the practical application of different implementation strategies and existing legislative and institutional instruments are introduced.

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Hydropower

Nexus in Asia // Assessment of the Potential for Developing Mini/Micro Hydropower: A Case Study in Beppu City, Japan

By By Masahiko Fujii, Soichiro Tanabe, Makoto Yamada, Taketoshi Mishima, et al. This study aims to provide quantitative guidelines necessary for capacity building among various stakeholders to minimize water-energy conflicts in developing mini/micro hydropower (MHP), a baseload renewable energy that is socially necessary, not only to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also to vitalize local economies by creating jobs related to MHP operations. Using three different methods to calculate river...

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Implementation and Case Studies

Nexus in Asia // Unfolding Livelihood Aspects of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Dampalit Watershed, Philippines

By Maximilian Spiegelberg, Dalton Erick Baltazar, Maria Paula E. Sarigumba, Pedcris M. Orencio, et al. The aim of the study is to yield policy relevant results to improve the status of the water resources and food products and to reduce possible user conflicts. Surveying 176 households mainly in the mid- and downstream areas elements and interlinkages of the local Water-Energy-Food Nexus (WEF-Nexus) were identified by the five capitals of the sustainable livelihood approach through a...

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Implementation and Case Studies

Event Report // Triggering Cooperation Across the Food-Water-Energy Nexus in Central Asia

This paper is a report on Triggering Cooperation Across the Food-Water-Energy Nexus in Central Asia, a workshop convened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Water Association (IWA) and the EastWest Institute (WEI). This meeting, held on July 15-17, 2014, in Istanbul, Turkey, brought together over 50 experts from the Central Asian region and from the international community, to discuss integrated resource challenges in the Amu Darya basin, and to...

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Modelling and Assessment

MAXUS // Synergizing water, food and energy policy

By Rogier E. A. Burger. In this study an optimization model framework is proposed, titled ‘MAXUS’, specifically designed to address the shortfalls of current models. It was built to customize a model for a specific Nexus study. To test the methodology of MAXUS it was applied to a case study for Ghana and Burkina Faso. Allocation of water and land resources for the final supply of WEF was optimized over space and time, for the objective and constraints given.

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Urban Nexus

Urban Nexus // Demonstrating the Urban NEXUS Approach to Link Water, Energy and Food Resources in Schools in Tanzania

By generating cross-institutional collaboration for infrastructure systems and services at schools in the Kinondoni District, Dar es Salaam, the Urban NEXUS pilot project harnessed opportunities to link water and sanitation, energy, food and waste, solutions which would have otherwise been missed with a singular development application. By piloting the approach in two adjacent primary schools, and applying the lessons learned to policy, regulation and practice to upscale across all schools (and...

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