Policy Papers

Policy Papers

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 increasingly urbanized Amazon landscapes are discussed.

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The Nexus Perspective // For the Integrated Realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

By Hannah Janetschek, Ines Dombrowsky. Bonn / Chapel Hill, 16 April 2018. Multiple stakeholders representing governments, intergovernmental organisations, academic institutions, companies, environmental and development organisations and other stakeholders met at an internationally supported conference at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, from April 16-18th 2018 to explore how addressing interlinkages and an intersectoral approach can help implement the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable...

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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 has been progress across all the action areas of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. This progress was underpinned by an upturn in the world economy, but at the same time the report warns that risks could derail development progress and structural impediments continue to...

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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 increasingly important in development cooperation to take account of the correlations between the individual sectors.

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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 consideration when they are preparing the Ministerial Declaration for the UN High-Level Political Forum.

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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.

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Migration

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, particularly women and youth. It highlights the fundamental role played by water in securing social stability and resilience to environmental stresses, and calls for a major effort to improve water security and governance.

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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 savings into cost-effectiveness screening for energy efficiency programs.

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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 resource revolution to enable a transition to a circular economy.

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Resource

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 in ways that are equitable, profitable and sustainable, while also improving ecosystem services locally and downstream. The research specifically examined the impact of interventions spanning several sectors, including water, food, energy and trade. This brief presents...

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