Policy Papers

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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Desalination

Water-Energy Nexus // A Pre-feasibility Study for Mid-east Water-renewable Energy Exchanges

By David Katz and Arkadiy Shafran. In the face of strong population growth, the region’s countries are in need of long-term strategic planning in the water, energy and land-use sectors. Israel and Palestine have access to the Mediterranean, and thus, relatively easy access to desalination, but have relatively little open spaces necessary for large scale renewable energy facilities; whereas Jordan’s access to the sea is far from its population centers, but it has a relatively large amount of...

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Climate Change

Nexus of Water-Energy-Food as an Approach to Face Climate Change // Morocco's Intergral Concepts for Climatic Challenges

By Hind Bouhia, Global Nexus. Morocco, home to cereal, olive, and livestock cultivation, is continuously feeling the effect of climate change due to its increasing population and gradual desertification. This policy brief reflects on the importance of including the many sectors of the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus in climate change mitigation and adaptation. It also highlights Morocco's creative and active approaches to craft solutions to this global challenge.

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Hydropower

Water-Energy Nexus // Energy Resource Use Options for Improved Energy Security in Ethiopia

By Hiroshan Hettiarachchi, UNU-FLORES. Ethiopia’s energy sector faces critical challenges to meet a steadily increasing energy demand. This is due to the low development of electric restructure, the countries strong dependence on imported oil, and drought vulnerable hydroelectric power.

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Policy Papers

Nexus Conference Chapel Hill // Outcome Document

The document is the official message of the conference convened by the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill addressing Water-Energy-Food and Climate, 16-18 Apr 2018. The conference brought together scientists and practitioners working in government, civil society and business, and other stakeholders to focus on how and why the nexus approach can be used on local and international levels.

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