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Policy Papers  |  26 Jun 2017

Working Paper // Making governance work for water-energy-food nexus approaches

This CDKN working paper by Andrew Scott of the Overseas Development Institute explores the effectiveness of governing for the “water-energy-food nexus”. The author looks at approaches that understand the links between sectors,...› more

Policy Papers  |  23 Jun 2017

Hydropower // Addressing Climate Vulnerability for Power System Resilience and Energy Security - A Focus on Hydropower Resources

By Molly Hellmuth, Pamela Cookson and Joanne Potter, ICF/USAid. Hydropower is always at the heart of the Nexus. This paper aims to inform energy planners and investors about i) how climate change can affect power generation...› more

Policy Papers  |  15 Jun 2017

Advancing the Energy-Water Nexus // How Governors Can Bridge Their Conservation Goals

To lower the cost and environmental impact of electricity, states will want to manage water resources with as little energy consumption as possible. Opportunities may also exist to integrate energy and water conservation efforts...› more

Policy Papers  |  12 Jun 2017

SDGs // Integrated Approaches for Sustainable Development Goals Planning: The Case of Goal 6 on Water and Sanitation

This publication highlights how the systems thinking approach applied by ESCAP complements tools created by experts as the most comprehensive method to develop strategies and plans for the integrated and holistic implementation...› more

Policy Papers  |  30 May 2017

UN Freshwater Strategy 2017-2021

By UNEP. Building on its mandate and work towards helping countries develop peacefully, equitably and sustainably while protecting and restoring their ecosystem functions and services, UN Environment has launched a new five-year...› more

Policy Papers  |  24 May 2017

Policy Brief // Enhancing regional cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa through the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus

By Rana El Hajj, Nadim Farajalla, Tessa Terpstra andv Anders Jägerskog. Water, energy and food resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are in a critical situation in general but with interregional variations....› more

Policy Papers  |   4 May 2017

MENA // Food and Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa

By NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA), ed. by Osman Askin Bak. For many years, the Science and Technology Committee (STC) of the NATO PA has underlined that natural resource constraints should be a concern for the transatlantic...› more

Policy Papers  |   7 Apr 2017

Latin America // El Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en América Latina y el Caribe: planificación, marco normativo e identificación de interconexiones prioritarias

Por Antonio Embid y Liber Martín/Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe. Este documento analiza el Nexo entre agua, energía y alimentación en América Latina y el Caribe centrando su atención en el estado actual de la...› more

Policy Papers  |  14 Mar 2017

The Energy-Water-Food Nexus and Climate Change: Implications for Policy-making, Research, and Business

By Mohamed Behnassi. Energy, water and food resource systems are critically inter depended. Energy is needed to produce food and to treat and move water; water is needed to cultivate food crops and to generate many forms of...› more

Resource  |   9 Mar 2017

Policy Brief // The Climate-Energy Nexus and the G20: Compatible or mutually exclusive?

By Lina Li, Julia Melnikova and Dennis Tänzler from adelphi. The article outlines the current and the future role of the climate-energy nexus in the G20. › more

Policy Papers  |   6 Mar 2017

Policy Brief // Achieving Water, Energy and Food Security in Indonesia

By Helen Bellfield, David Sabogal, Jeni Pareira, Adi Gangga and Matt Leggett. This report analyses policy coherence and trade-offs in Indonesia’s development agenda and its emissions reduction targets using a water-energy-food...› more

Policy Papers  |  28 Feb 2017

Report // Energy Water Nexus (EWN) Strategic Roadmap

The EWN roadmap focuses on the interdependency between energy and water and identified opportunities for the Midwest region, M-WERC, The Water Council, and their members to further develop their leadership role in this emerging...› more

Policy Papers  |  28 Feb 2017

Governance // Natural Resource Governance at Multiple Scales in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

By Susan Sellars-Shrestha, Amy Sellmyer and Christopher. Human efforts to address poverty, enhance welfare, and conserve natural resources and the environment often fail because of faulty governance and implementation....› more

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

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