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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 variations in temperature and rainfall, forcing farmers to rethink how to produce their crops, breed their animals or manage their farms. To counteract the negative impacts of climate change on agriculture due to water scarcity, management strategies at the farm level need to...

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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 governance structures would be suitable to the Jordan River Basin. This process aims to assist stakeholders in advancing regional cooperation for the adoption of a transboundary governance institution, building on the processes and discussions that contributed to the...

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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 energy efficiency, resource recovery, and water conservation to benefit the customers we serve, public health, the economy, and the environment. This documents investigates opportunities for better collaboration between the US DOE and the water sector to improve...

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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 and analyse the main drivers for joint solutions, and the opposing factors that limit working together across sectors. Key factors for an appropriate enabling environment are identified to allow cross-sectoral opportunities to work better and at the most appropriate...

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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 this understanding, we need to quantify the linkages between these sectors, underpinned by a thorough understanding of how these linkages vary between regions and across time.

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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 to better understand how water issues might impact portfolios.

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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 poverty, and achieve sustained development that will impact more and more populations, represents an unprecedented opportunity to enter a new era of policy making and resource management. One that can make the integration of social, economic and environmental issues a...

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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 communities face today, and the solutions people have developed around the world. It is a multi-institute process aimed at assessing the current state of knowledge and stimulating ideas on how to manage water resources to meet the growing needs for agricultural products, to...

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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 are based on more than 60 semi-structured interviews with government officials from ministries and environmental agencies; development banks; water and wastewater utilities; business associations; civil society organisations; academia and other experts.

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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 sustainability in the Energy-Water-Food Nexus.

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