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Policy Papers  |  15 Feb 2017

Transboundary Rivers // The Rise of Hydro-Diplomacy: Strengthening Foreign Policy for Transboundary Waters

By Benjamin Pohl, Carius Alexander et al. This report calls on foreign policy makers to exert stronger political leadership in water diplomacy and to actively accompany and facilitate the efforts of technical and development...› more

Policy Papers  |  15 Feb 2017

Final Report EIP-AGRI Focus Group on Water and Agriculture

This report presents the results of the EIP-AGRI Focus Group (FG) on “Water & Agriculture: adaptive strategies at farm level”. Water is an essential resource for crop and livestock production. Climate change is generating...› more

Policy Papers  |  10 Feb 2017

Basin Governance // Governance Structures for Transboundary Water Management in the Jordan Basin

By Elizabeth Yaari, Marian Neal and Zaki Shubber. This report is produced to support EcoPeace Middle East and other users including riparian governments to facilitate discussion among stakeholders as to what type of basin...› more

Policy Papers  |   3 Feb 2017

The Energy-Water Nexus // A Plan for Collaboration Between the Department of Energy and Water Sector

Energy and water are critical and mutually dependent resources. Research and collaboration between the energy and water sectors will result in reliable, resilient, and sustainable systems that create jobs as well as stimulate...› more

Policy Papers  |  25 Jan 2017

Infrastructure // Natural Infrastructure in the Nexus

By Suzanne Ozment, Kara DiFrancesco and Todd Gartner. The aim of the synthesis papers is to bring together sectoral best practice, and to make connections between the multi-sectoral components of the nexus. The papers identify...› more

Policy Papers  |  24 Jan 2017

Policy Brief // Sustainability in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Bridging Science and Policy Making

By Bassel Daher. Policy decisions made within one sector are felt across all others connected to it. A clear understanding of how future policy decisions will impact all three of the interconnected WEF sectors is vital. To reach...› more

Policy Papers  |  23 Jan 2017

Global Water Report 2016 // "Thirsty business: Why water is vital to climate action"

2016 Annual Report of Corporate Water Disclosure. This report summarizes and analyzes the disclosures made through the 2016 information request. It is aimed at companies facing water risks and opportunities, and investors seeking...› more

Policy Papers  |  22 Jan 2017

SDGs // The importance of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the implementation of The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

By Rabi Mohtar. Progress toward 12 of these SDGs is directly related to the sustainable use of resources such as land, food, water, energy and materials. The commitment of the Nations to adopt and achieve the SDGs, eradicate...› more

Policy Papers  |  17 Jan 2017

Water-Food Nexus // Water for Food. Water for Life. A Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture

Edited by David Molden. The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture is a critical evaluation of the benefits, costs, and impacts of the past 50 years of water development, the water management challenges...› more

Policy Papers  |  12 Jan 2017

Sewage // Urban sewage in Brazil: drivers of and obstacles to wastewater treatment and reuse; governing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Series

By Katharina M.K. Stepping. The case study analyses the factors that drive or hinder wastewater collection and treatment in urban Brazil and discusses the potential for wastewater reuse and its current constraints. The results...› more

Policy Papers  |  19 Dec 2016

Research // DTU International Energy Report 2016: The Energy-Water-Food Nexus 2016

A report by Technical University of Denmark. The International Energy Report 2016 analyses challenges and opportunities for wider introduction of the nexus concept from local to global scale in order to enhance the security and...› more

Policy Papers  |  12 Dec 2016

Policy Briefing // The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

By the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology. The term nexus describes the key interactions between parts of a system or systems. This POSTnote summarises current understanding of the interactions between water,...› more

Policy Papers  |   9 Dec 2016

Transboundary Basins // Reconciling Resource Uses in Transboundary Basins: Assessment of the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus

By UNECE. The nexus needs to be tackled in practice across diverse physical and political settings, including in the context of transboundary river basins in which little has been done so far. This report intends to close this...› more

Policy Papers  |  30 Nov 2016

Wastewater Systems and Energy Saving in Urban India: Governing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus series

By Babette Never. This paper analyses the interdependency of water and energy in India’s wastewater sector. Wastewater treatment plants consume a great deal of energy. Energy-efficient technologies are available, but are only...› more

Policy Papers  |  16 Nov 2016

Research // Wastewater As a Resource: The Water-Waste-Energy Nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Paul Gremillion and Tamara Avellán. A Nexus Approach centred on wastewater treatment and recovery can link cycles of water, waste, and energy. Rich in carbon and nutrients, wastewater has the potential to supply greenhouse gas...› more

Policy Papers  |  12 Oct 2016

Policy Brief // Informing national and global responses to shocks to the energy-food-water-environment nexus

This paper by Living With Environmental Change UK (LWEC) asks: "What challenges and opportunities do decision makers need to be aware of in order to find more resilient and inclusive responses to climate and weather related...› more

Policy Papers  |   6 Oct 2016

Policy Brief // Assessing Policy Coherence in Brazil, Colombia and Peru using a Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach

By David Sabogal, Helen Bellfield and Simone Bauch. The Amazonia Security Agenda focuses not only on national security in a traditional sense, but also acts to strengthen the fundamental foundations of a prosperous society in the...› more

Policy Papers  |  16 Aug 2016

Policy Brief // Economic Growth and Resource Use: Exploring the Links

By Janez Sušnik (UNESCO-IHE). This policy brief aims at exploring the relationship between GDP and GDP-per-capita with the resource metrics and projected resource use related to water, food and energy till the year 2100.› more

Resource  |  13 Jul 2016

Water-energy nexus // A low-carbon future means water security in Texas

In August of 2015, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) made history by finalizing the Clean Power Plan, which establishes the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants in the United States. Under these...› more

Policy Papers  |  29 Jun 2016

Renewable Energy in the Water, Energy & Food Nexus

Renewable energy technologies can address trade-offs between water, energy and food, bringing substantial benefits in all three key sectors. This report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) looks at how adopting...› more

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