Resources

Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Publication // Land degradation neutrality for water security and combating drought

This is an excerpt of a paper originally published by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It gives an insight into the global problem of water scarcity and the possible solutions offered by the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) approach, displaying a variety of measures and examples from implementation across countries.

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Governance

Nexus Blog // Resultados del cuarto Foro Virtual Regional Nexo

El cuarto Foro Virtual del Nexo para América Latina y el Caribe se centró en la cuestión de cómo se pueden apoyar los marcos normativos e institucionales para aplicar la perspectiva del Nexo entre el agua, la energía y los alimentos en la región. Este artículo fue escrito por Alba Llavona (consultora de la CEPAL) y Marina Gil (Unidad de Agua y Energía de la División de Recursos Naturales de la CEPAL).

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Governance

Nexus Blog // Outcomes of the fourth Nexus Latin America Virtual Forum

The fourth Nexus Virtual Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean organised by the Nexus Regional Dialogues programme together with CEPAL was focused on the question how regulatory and institutional frameworks can be supported to implement a Nexus perspective between water, energy and food in the region. This article was written by Alba Llavona (consultant at CEPAL) and Marina Gil (Water and Energy Unit, Natural Resources Division, ECLAC).

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Policy Brief // Soil as the ‘missing link’ for the Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus

This is a policy brief that was originally published by Magic Nexus (www.magic-nexus.eu) and has been reposted here with their friendly permission. It details the important role that soil quality plays in the different dimensions of the Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus and shortcomings in that regard in the European Union.

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Capacity Building

Publication // Developing leaders to tackle wicked problems at the nexus of food, energy, and water systems

By Wade, A. A., Grant, A., Karasaki, S., Smoak, R., Cwiertny, D., Wilcox, A. C., Yung, L., Sleeper, K. & Anandhi, A. (2020). This paper is focused on the necessity to educate and the skills neeeded by future water, energy and food Nexus scholars to successfully implement and distribute their knowledge gained. This is an excerpt of the original article, that appeared on elementascience.org.

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Climate Change

Publication // Climate change and the water–energy–food nexus: insights from policy and practice in Tanzania

By Pardoe, J., Conway, D., Namaganda, E., Vincent, K., Dougill, A. J., & Kashaigili, J. J. (2018). This article looks at lessons learnt in a case study in Tanzania, where policies in the water, energy and food sectors were investigated with respect to the rapidly emerging threats posed by climate change. This is a brief excerpt of the complete paper, which can be acccessed below.

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Modelling and Assessment

Publication // Systems thinking on the resource nexus: Modeling and visualisation tools to identify critical interlinkages for resilient and sustainable societies and institutions

By Laspidou, C. S., Mellios, N. K., Spyropoulou, A. E., Kofinas, D. T., & Papadopoulou, M. P. (2020). This paper shows up the development of a system-dynamics model of the water-energy-food-climate nexus in Greece. The model aims to reveal strong resource interlinkages and Nexus hotspots by implementation of illustrative chord plots. The work described in this paper has been conducted within the project SIM4NEXUS (https://www.sim4nexus.eu/).

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SDGs

Article // Tackling agricultural water pollution - a 21st-century challenge

This article was originially published by Rural21 (rural21.com), an international journal for rural development, and has been re-published here with their friendly permission. It delves into the problem of agricultural water pollution and its related costs, which are rising dramatically in regions all over the world.

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Publication // Integrated modelling and management of water resources: the ecosystem perspective on the nexus approach

By Hülsmann, S., Sušnik, J., Rinke, K., Langan, S., van Wijk, D., Janssen, A. B., & Mooij, W. M. (2019). This publication was developed by the SIM4Nexus project (https://www.sim4nexus.eu) and has been re-published here with their friendly permission. It gives an introduction towards aquatic ecosystem modelling approaches, and the valuable role they can provide when assessing the water-energy-food Nexus.

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Sanitation and Wastewater

Article // Marginal-quality waters for irrigation in water-scarce areas

This is an article that was originally published by Rural21 (rural21.com), an international journal for rural development, and has been re-published here with their friendly permission. It covers the prospect of using water of marginal quality to increase agricultural production in areas which are particularly under threat when it comes to water scarcity.

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