Resources

Research Papers, Publications and Books

(Re)thinking (Re)connection // Young People, “Natures” and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in São Paulo State, Brazil

By Peter Kraftl, Jose Antonio Perrella Balastieri, Arminda Eugenia Marques Campos, Benjamin Coles, Sophie Hadfield‐Hill, John Horton, Paulo Valladares Soares, Mateus Ricardo Nogueira Vilanova, Catherine Walker, Cristana Zara. This paper critically analyses pervasive contemporary discourses that call for children and young people to be “reconnected” with nature and natural resources. Simultaneously, it reflects on emerging forms of nexus thinking and policy that seek to identify and govern...

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Estudio de Caso // La Gestión del Agua desde el Punto de Vista del Nexo entre el Agua, la Energía y la Alimentación en el Perú

Por Eduardo Zegarra Méndez. El presente estudio utiliza el enfoque del Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación para analizar las interacciones entre actores públicos y privados en el valle de Ica, ubicado a 300 kilómetros al sur de Lima, Perú.

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Organisations & Networks

​​​Water-Energy-Food-Health Nexus Renewable Resources Initiative (WEFRAH)

WEFRAH is an initiative led by AUB's FAFS. This two year seed funding initiative includes a critical mass of faculty from across the university. WEFRAH’s focus is collaboration to achieve primary resources security. The initiative is in response to the President’s vision of engagement and impact to strengthen collaborations between AUB Faculties and Schools, particularly to promote interdisciplinary collaboration by nurturing a bottom-up, participatory approach within AUB and between AUB and its...

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

What Is Driving the Water-Energy-Food Nexus? // Discourses, Knowledge, and Politics of an Emerging Resource Governance Concept

By Viviana Wiegleb and Antje Bruns. In the context of accelerated global socio-environmental change, the Water-Energy-Food Nexus has received increasing attention within science and international politics by promoting integrated resource governance. This study explores the scientific nexus debates from a discourse analytical perspective to reveal knowledge and power relations as well as geographical settings of nexus research. The authors also investigate approaches to socio-nature relations...

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

Nexus Policies in Europe // The Relevance of the Water-Energy Nexus for EU Policies

Energy and water systems depend on each other in many ways. Most energy and climate projections suggest that the water-energy nexus will be affected by the shifting availability of water resources due to climate change and the increasing penetration of non-dispatchable renewable energy sources. It is crucial to estimate these impacts: water resources shall be accurately incorporated into power systems operations and planning, water use shall be integrated into large-scale grid analyses, and...

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Implementation and Case Studies

Programa Diálogos Regionales del Nexo // Alineamiento de las Políticas Hídricas con las Nacionales y de Desarrollo a través de la Perspectiva Nexo en el Perú

Perú, desde perspectiva Nexo, pretende contribuir con lograr una visión integradora entre el agua, la energía y la agricultura con fines alimentarios, cuya orientación facilite el trabajo a los tres niveles de gobierno (nacional, regional y local) en la gestión de estos importantes recursos para beneficio de la población.

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Implementation and Case Studies

Nexus Regional Dialogues // Alignment of Water Policies with National and Development Policies through the Nexus Perspective in Peru

Peru aims at contributing to an integrated approach between the water, energy and agriculture sectors in order to achieve improved food security in the longer run. Hence, the current management framework of these resources strives to integrate the water, energy and food Nexus approach on a national, regional and local governmental level. 

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Organisations & Networks

Water, Land and Ecosystems 2017-2018 Research Highlights // Solutions for Thriving Ecosystems

Agriculture is one of humanity’s great success stories, yet it is one of the lead causes of environmental degradation and social inequity. Business as usual is clearly unsustainable - we cannot afford to produce food the way we are now if we are to survive as a planet or a species.

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Fact Sheets

Hoja Informativa Nexo Bolivia // Proyecto Piloto: Gestión intersectorial en zonas de extrema pobreza

Actualmente, 208 municipios de los 339 en Bolivia tienen en su territorio comunidades con familias que viven en promedio con 1U$/día y tienen carencia de, por lo menos, un servicio básico. El objetivo del piloto de programa Nexo Bolivia es desarrollar un Modelo de Gestión para reducir la extrema pobreza con enfoque NEXO: Agua- Energía-Seguridad Alimentaria.

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Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet // Der Nexus-Ansatz in Bolivien

Bolivien ist eines der ärmsten Länder Lateinamerikas, wo 36% der Bevölkerung noch immer unter der Armutsgrenze leben. Der Kampf gegen extreme Armut, Hunger, Unterernährung sowie der Zugang zu Trinkwasser, Abwasserentsorgung und Energie sind vorrangige Entwicklungsziele. Diese können effizienter und nachhaltiger im Nexus-Ansatz verfolgt werden, da so eine sektorübergreifende Planung und Umsetzung sowie die Kohärenz der Politik gewährleistet werden kann.

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