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Networked solutions for an interlinked world
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Press Background // Networked solutions for an interlinked world

Our world faces enormous challenges. Water, energy and food will become ever scarcer in future, especially in poor countries. Although solutions can be found for many of the impending problems, the measures taken to tackle one problem impact on other sectors — often with negative consequences. Conflicts of objectives arise. Thus, more food or energy has, so far, come at a high cost: rising water consumption. And this is only one example of the contradictory relationships at work.

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More goods for more people with fewer resources – Can it be done?
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Press Background // More goods for more people with fewer resources — Can it be done?

Is there a contradiction between providing secure access to water and energy and supplying sufficient food to the world's growing population? The answer right now is: in many cases, yes! In many situations throughout the world it is becoming clear that increases in the supply of water or food or energy only come at the expense of one or both of the other resources.

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UNSGAB: Water and Sanitation: Underpinning the Pillars of Sustainable Development in the context of a Green Economy
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In Preparation of Rio+20 // UNSGAB: Water and Sanitation: Underpinning the Pillars of Sustainable Development in the context of a Green Economy

Good management of water and sanitation is a precondition for sustainable development. It underpins the three pillars of sustainable development and also contributes to a green economy and to poverty eradication. These are compelling reasons to address water and sanitation challenges in UNCSD2012. UNSGAB believes that the global community must make progress on three major water and sanitation challenges during UNCSD2012.

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United Nations University (UNU-FLORES)
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United Nations University (UNU-FLORES)

The United Nations University carries out research and training on numerous water-related issues. Using the latest evidence-based research, the institutes feed into policy planning worldwide. Essentially, UNU FLORES provides economic, political and social recommendations to help ensure human development, survival and welfare.

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

Publication // The Food-Energy-Water Nexus

An Integrated Approach to Understanding China's Resource Challenges

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Publication // Energy Demands on Water Resources

This comprehensive report of the U.S. Department of Energy introduces background information on the water-energy nexus in the United States of America. It identifies concerns regarding the water demands of energy production, and discusses opportunities for addressing water use and management in the context of energy production and use.

From the Executive Summary

For the past century, America has invested significant research, development, and construction funding to develop both fresh...

Research Papers, Publications and Books

Publication // The Energy Water Collision

10 Things You Should Know

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

Publication // Water-Food-Energy Nexus: At Work in South Asia

 

Research Papers, Publications and Books

Publication // Water-food-energy nexus in Asia

 

Research Papers, Publications and Books

Publication // The Food-Energy Nexus and the urgent need for plural participation in decision-making