Policy Papers

Policy Papers

WEF Nexus in the United Arab Emirates // Opportunities for Dutch Cooperation

The WEF Nexus has risen on the national agenda as the UAE looks to secure its future and support ongoing development. The UAE and Dutch government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2017 for collaboration on the Nexus. The main ambition for the MoU is to encourage greater dialogue, awareness and engagement, between the Netherlands Government, Dutch companies and the UAE on the Nexus. This may be achieved through technology transfer, expertise, research and development, joint ventures,...

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Policy Papers

Nexus in MENA // Mainstreaming the Nexus Approach in Water, Food and Energy Policies in the MENA Region

By Hussein Abaza. There are close linkages between water, food and energy. Policies for the three sectors need to be designed in a coordinated and integrated manner. An integrated Nexus approach should therefore be adopted in order to ensure complementarities and synergies between the three sectors. This will support government efforts in the MENA region to follow a sustainable green path.

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SDGs

Sustainable Development Goal 6 // Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation

UN-Water produced the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation to provide input on this goal to the UN Member States. This report represents a joint position from the UN family on the global status of SDG 6 and other water-related targets. The report also explores linkages within SDG 6 targets and interlinkages between SDG 6 and other targets and indicators. The report builds on the baseline data on SDG 6 global indicators coming from JMP, GEMI and GLAAS. It is compiled by the World...

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Sanitation and Wastewater

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean // Priority Interconnections

By Antonio Embid Irujo and Liber Martin. This paper analyses the water-energy-food (WEF) Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean. By briefly describing the interconnections, the authors identify and discuss those which may prove critical for Nexus implementation in the region.

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Policy Papers

Nexus in Europe // Coordination of Sectoral Interests in the Nexus Between Water, Energy and Agriculture: Mechanisms and Interests in Germany

By Sabine Blumstein, Annika Kramer and Alexander Carius. The interdependencies in the exploitation and protection of natural resources and in the safe provisioning of water, energy and food is of increasing importance in the German context. The political structure to handle these topics is coordinated along subject-specific sectors, contrary to the Nexus approach. This structure restricts handling of these topics to the formulation of mostly sector-specific objectives and measures. The objective...

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Policy Papers

The Nexus between Water, Energy and Food in Latin America and the Caribbean // Planning, Policy Framework and the Identification of Priority Interconnections

By Antonio Embid and Liber Martín. This document analyses the Nexus between water, energy and food in Latin America and the Caribbean, focussing its attention on the current state of the matter, planning for its implementation, the articulation of the normative framework and the identification of the priority interconnections for the region. Based on a review of the most relevant background and histories of the Nexus concept and its current configuration at the global level, the key elements are...

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SDGs

Policy Brief // Multi-stakeholder Dialogue: Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus and Implementing the SDGs

By Bassel Daher, Rabi H. Mohtar et al. This policy brief is a summary of the high-level WEF Nexus session at the World Water Forum in Brazil. This high-level panel complemented and built upon the earlier events to provide the opportunity for stakeholders outside of the water sector to engage in dialogue and address topics that cut across the multiple themes of the Brasilia Forum: water for energy, water for food, governance, financing, and communication.

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Policy Papers

Forests // Championing the Forest-Water Nexus

This working paper, co-authored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and SIWI, summarizes the outcomes of a meeting with 12 experts from the forest and water sectors hosted parallel to World Water Week.

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Resource

Переосмысление Водной Проблематики в Центральноазиатском Контексте // Ущерб от Бездействия и Преимущества Водного Сотрудничества

Авторы: Бенджамин Пол, Анника Крамер, Вильям Халл, Сабина Блюмштейн, Искандар Абдуллаев, Жусипбек Казбеков, Таис Резникова, Екатерина Стрикелева, Эдуард Интервиес, Штефан Горлитц. Несмотря на декларируемую готовность стран к сотрудничеству, на деле в Центральной Азии наблюдается активная конкуренция за водные ресурсы. Водохозяйственной политикой региона движут, главным образом, нескоординированные национальные стратегии. Между Казахстаном, Кыргызстаном, Таджикистаном, Туркменистаном и...

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Policy Papers

Strategies for a Green Economy // Investing in Nature as Water Infrastructure

IUCN's Policy Brief on Water, Food, Energy Nexus and the Dimension of Nature. Clean and regular water supplies are among the most basic human needs, as well as being core to most industries and to food and energy security.

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