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Water-Energy Nexus // Quantifying Water and Energy Linkages in Irrigation: Experiences From Viet Nam

There is a need to better understand the feasibility of and incentives for farmers for adopting High-efficiency Irrigation Systems (HEIS) such as drip and sprinkler irrgations systems for various cropping systems and associated tradeoffs. To better understand energy utilization in irrigated agriculture, ADB financed a study for Pilot and Demonstration Field-Based Research: Quantifying Water and Energy Links in Irrigation for Improved Resource Utilization in Viet Nam. The study was conducted by...

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Water-Energy Nexus // Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships

By IEA Bioenergy and Global Bioenergy Partnership. The 20 examples presented in this publication illustrate an encouraging variety both in terms of bioenergy systems and geographical distribution, and they all show how solutions can be found that produce bioenergy while contributing positively to the state of water. These experiences are also meant to serve as sources of inspiration that other bioenergy producers can use to enhance the sustainability of their own activities.

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Research // Assessment of the Successes and Failures of Decentralized Energy Solutions and Implications for the Water–Energy–Food Security Nexus: Case Studies from Developing Countries

By Dawit Diriba Guta, Jose Jara, Narayan Prasad Adhikari, Qiu Chen, Varun Gaur and Alisher Mirzabaev. Access to reliable and affordable energy is vital for sustainable development. In the off-grid areas of developing countries, decentralized energy solutions have received increasing attention due to their contributions to reducing poverty. However, most of the rural population in many developing countries still has little or no access to modern energy technologies. This paper assesses the...

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WaCClim Case Study // Water-Energy-Climate Nexus in Mexico

In Mexico, water utilities have a difficult task meeting user’s demands. Low tariffs, high water consumption, and a complicated legal framework have led to unsustainable water abstraction, high energy costs, high water loss, and inadequate wastewater treatment, which contribute to very high GHG emissions. Climate change will only exacerbate current conditions.

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WaCClim Case Study // Water-Energy-Climate Nexus in Peru

Peru is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. A low-lying coastal area, with vast arid and semi-arid lands, much of Peru is liable to floods, droughts and desertification. 72% of the total number of national emergencies are due to hydro-meteorological threats.

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WaCClim Case Study // Water-Energy-Climate Nexus in Thailand

Located in one of the regions most vulnerable to the impact of global warming, Thailand has established policies, action plans and climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies over the last several years. In the Paris Agreement, Thailand has ambitiously committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% compared to projected business-as-usual (BAU) level compared to 2005 levels, with the option to increase its contribution to greenhouse gas reduction up to 25% by 2030.

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WaCClim Case Study // Water-Energy-Climate Nexus in Jordan

Jordan is the world ́s second most water-scarce country. Energy consumption accounts for around 73 percent of Jordan’s national emissions and 15 % of these are attributed to the water sector. Water pumping is responsible for the majority of this consumption and is estimated to increase twofold by 2030. Jordan is therefore facing a long-term need to reduce its water and energy consumption.

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Coping with Water Scarcity under Changing Climate Conditions // Best Practices and Innovations on Trial

A collection of 15 case studies from the MENA region by GIZ and the Mediterranean Environmental Network (MEN), based either on their success – then called a ‘Best Practice’ – or on their inspiring, innovative ideas, called an ‘Innovation on Trial’. These include projects that try to open doors to neighbouring domains and master the complex interdependencies in order to maximise resource efficiencies, human securities and minimise trade-offs.

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Case Study // The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Challenges for the Chilean agriculture

By Rike Becker and Laura Margarete Simon. Chile is a long narrow strip of land squeezed between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, with a variety of climates and geography. It is one of the leading agricultural producers in Latin America. Unfortunately, with regard to water and energy resources, climate, population and agricultural areas don't line up. This article interrogates the level of interconnectedness between these systems in Chile and discusses how energy and water demand...

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Forthcoming // The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

This book argues that a variety of policies will be required to create synergies between the water-energy-food nexus sectors while reducing trade-offs in the development of a green economy. Despite rising demand for water, energy and food globally, the governance of water-energy-food sectors has generally remained separate with limited attention placed on the interactions that exist between them.

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