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Policy Papers  |  17 Apr 2018

Strengthening Climate Resilience in Urban Amazonia // Experiences from Tarapoto and the Cumbaza Watershed in San Martín, Peru

This brief presents a Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus case study of the Cumbaza River watershed in San Martin, Peru. The dynamic socio-ecological pressures and complex water-energy-food system interdependencies that exist in...› more

Policy Papers  |  16 Apr 2018

Financing for Development // Progress and Prospects 2018

Report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing Development. The 2018 report of the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development finds that most types of development financing flows increased in 2017, and that there...› more

Policy Papers  |  13 Apr 2018

Nexus and Security // Critical Thinking on the New Security Convergence in Energy, Food, Climate and Water

By Shilpi Srivastava and Lyla Mehta. Not Another Nexus? In recent years, the notion of the nexus has gained immense traction in the domain of natural resource governance. It has captured high interest across academic, policy and...› more

Policy Papers  |  12 Apr 2018

Policy Paper // BMZ Strategy for Interlinkages between Water, the Environment and Climate Change - Synergies and Conflicts between Goals

By the Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) of Germany. In view of the responsibility shared by all stakeholders for economically sustainable, integrated and climate-friendly development, it is becoming...› more

Policy Papers  |   9 Apr 2018

Nexus Conference Chapel Hill // Draft Outcome Message

The draft outcome message from the Nexus Conference is available. A new version will be produced for the conference to have available and a final version after the conference will be circulated to the member states for their...› more

Policy Papers  |  22 Mar 2018

WATER4LIFE // Special Feature on Water by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany

At the World Water Day, 2018, this Special Feature on Water shows how German water policy touches the ground and links water to food and energy production.› more

Policy Papers  |  20 Mar 2018

Water-Migration Nexus Policy Paper // Migration and its Interdependencies with Water Scarcity, Gender and Youth Employment

By Michaela Miletto, Martina A. Caretta, Francesca M. Burchi and Giulia Zanlucchi. This WWAP publication presents a review of the climate, water and migration nexus, with a specific focus on those who are often more vulnerable,...› more

Policy Papers  |  17 Mar 2018

Saving Watts to Save Drops // Inclusion of Water Efficiency in Energy Efficiency Programs

By Weston Berg and David Ribeiro. This study provides an overview of practices for quantifying and reporting avoided energy-water costs from demand-side measures. It also summarises the regulatory guidance for incorporating water...› more

Policy Papers  |   8 Mar 2018

The Reuse Opportunity // Cities Seizing the Reuse Opportunity in a Circular Economy

This report argues that decisive, urgent and large-scale action is needed to dramatically increase wastewater treatment, reuse and recycling. The report states that cities, as drivers of the global economy, must lead this...› more

Policy Papers  |   8 Mar 2018

Upper River Basin Watersheds // Sustainable, Equitable and Profitable Interventions

The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) has conducted innovative research in the upper watersheds of the Ganges, Mekong, Red and Nile river basins. WLE sought to identify how to improve people’s livelihoods...› more

Policy Papers  |  20 Feb 2018

Food-Migration Nexus // At the Root of Exodus: Food Security, Conflict and International Migration

This study by the World Food Programme aims at determining the role that food security and other factors play in compelling cross-border migration. Drawn from quantitative and qualitative research, the study gives voice to people...› more

Policy Papers  |  15 Feb 2018

BMZ Water Strategy // A Key Contribution to Implementing the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement

For the global development agenda, the decisions taken in 2015 - above all the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement - mean a crucial paradigm shift and change of perspective with...› more

Resource  |  11 Dec 2017

Report and Policy Brief // Rethinking Water in Central Asia: The Costs of Inaction and Benefits of Water Cooperation

By Benjamin Pohl, Annika Kramer, William Hull, Sabine Blumstein, Iskandar Abdullaev, Jusipbek Kazbekov, Tais Reznikova, Ekaterina Strikeleva, Eduard Interwies and Stefan Görlitz. Despite a general commitment to cooperation,...› more

Policy Papers  |  17 Oct 2017

Policy Brief // The Natural Resources and Security Nexus

By Yulia Aleshchenkova, Alberto Pallecchi, Kitty van der Heijden and Tim Sweijs. This Issue Brief summarizes the key takeaways of a meeting of a Global Expert Group that convened at the Future Force Conference held in The Hague,...› more

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

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