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The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus
Videos

Video // The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus

The World Economic Forum's "Water Security: The Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus" provides a first-ever comprehensive assessment of the global water security problem and collects contributions from leaders of government, business, NGOs, academics, entrepreneurs, financial experts, journalists and many others to share their perspectives on the common water challenge we face today. The contributing authors, consisting of academics from Columbia University and international organizations such as the...

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International Rivers’ Contribution for the Rio+20 Compilation Document
Research Papers, Publications and Books

Publication // International Rivers' Contribution for the Rio+20 Compilation Document

International Rivers welcomes the opportunity of Rio+20 to provide input into this critical process and offers the following comment and recommendations on the conference's Green Economy theme.

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2012 UN-Water Status Report on the Application of Integrated Approaches to Water Resources Management (Full Report)
Research Papers, Publications and Books

Publication // 2012 UN-Water Status Report on the Application of Integrated Approaches to Water Resources Management (Full Report)

This report, based on an analysis of data from more than 130 countries, looks at the issues that pertain to the management, development and use of fresh water resources. Its starting point is in the Earth Summit's Agenda 21 recommendation for an integrated approach to the management of water resources. It is intended to inform decision-making at the Rio+20 conference and follow-up global policy discourses. It will facilitate information exchange to enhance the coherence and impact of national...

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2012 UN-Water Status Report on the Application of Integrated Approaches to Water Resources Management (Executive Summary)
Research Papers, Publications and Books

Publication // 2012 UN-Water Status Report on the Application of Integrated Approaches to Water Resources Management (Executive Summary)

This report, based on an analysis of data from more than 130 countries, looks at the issues that pertain to the management, development and use of fresh water resources. Its starting point is in the Earth Summit's Agenda 21 recommendation for an integrated approach to the management of water resources. It is intended to inform decision-making at the Rio+20 conference and follow-up global policy discourses. It will facilitate information exchange to enhance the coherence and impact of national...

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Water in a Green Economy
Policy Papers

Statement // Water in a Green Economy

This statement reflects a collective opinion of the UN-Water Members and comprises recommendations to the participants of the UNCSD 2012 as well as a list of potential actions in support of green economic approaches.

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Deliverables by UN-Water
Policy Papers

Policy Paper // Deliverables by UN-Water

for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

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No water, no energy. No energy, no water.
Resource

Water-Energy Nexus // No water, no energy. No energy, no water.

The interrelationship between water and energy goes around and around. Increasing demands on water from the private and public sectors are impacting the world's ability to meet its energy needs. In parallel, the need for more and more water for agricultural, industrial and domestic uses requires more energy. A constraint in either resource limits the other, and this nexus of supply and demand poses substantial risks for virtually every government and every type of business.

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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus
Slides

Slides // The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Presentation by Prof Susan Bolton PhD, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington (USA)

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The Global Resource Nexus: The Struggles for Land, Energy, Food, Water, and Minerals
Research Papers, Publications and Books

Publication // The Global Resource Nexus: The Struggles for Land, Energy, Food, Water, and Minerals

Unless the transatlantic community takes the lead in addressing the challenges arising from the unprecedented global demand for land, energy, food, water, and minerals, severe market disruptions are likely to occur, as are increased chances of violent conflict at interstate and local levels in many "hot spots," especially in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

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Living Planet Report 2012
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Living Planet Report 2012

The Living Planet Report is the world's leading science-based analysis on the health of our only planet and the impact of human activity. Its key finding? Humanity's demands exceed our planet's capacity to sustain us. That is, we ask for more than what we have. A new edition of the report was released on 15 May 2012.

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