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Foro Virtual Nexo Regional // Marcos Normativos e Institucionales para el Nexo

¿Cómo puede el enfoque Nexo contribuir a desarrollar los marcos normativos e institucionales necesarios para implementar una perspectiva de Nexo entre agua, energía y alimentación? Únete al seminario web para aprender más sobre el tema.

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Governance

Article // Nexus governance – not so unique after all?

This article originally appeared on the MAGIC Nexus website (https://magic-nexus.eu/) and has been reposted here with their friendly permission. By Chelsea Jones and Jan Sindt (2020). It deals with one of the central problematic issues when it comes to the governance of the Nexus, that is, the diffculty to attach monetary values to Nexus benefits and the accountability of scientists and politicians for actions taken in the field.

 

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Article // The FE²W Network - Review and Outlook

This is a summary of a prospectus by the Food Energy Environment Water Network (www.fe2wnetwork.org) which has been reposted here with their friendly permission. It delivers an introduction towards the risk-assessment tool ROAD and its implementation as well as outcomes in several pilot projects and cases all over the world.

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Desalination

Article // Alternative water resources and the illusion of control

This article originally appeared on the MAGIC Nexus website (https://magic-nexus.eu/) and has been reposted here with their friendly permission. By Manrique, D.R., Cabello, V., and Pereira, A. G. (2020). It applies the theory of the "illusion of control" to recent field experiences gained in a case study with Alternative Water Resources (AWR).

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News

Publication // Moving from water problems to water solutions in a climate-challenged world

This is an abstract of an article that originally appeared in Rural21 (rural21.com), an international journal for rural development. It covers the opportunities and challenges the global community faces in regard to water resource management in the coming years. It is calling for an increase in integrated approaches like the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

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Governance

Article // The power of best practice WEF Nexus cases

This article was originally published on the IUCN website (iucn.org) and has been re-published here with their friendly permission. It deals with the question of how the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus can support an expansion of development possibilities in times of increasing competition over water, energy and food resources?

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Publication // An impact analysis of population growth on energy‐water‐food‐land nexus for ecological sustainable development in Rwanda

By Imasiku, K. and Ntagwirumugara, E. (2019). This research article analyzes the ecological balance of human activities in Rwanda and how policymakers have increasingly emphasized on energy–water–food nexus sectors separately without integrating land usage and population growth, which might pose an even more critical situation if left unattended to.

 

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Capacity Building

Nexus Blog // A study trip to Songhai center of Porto Novo in Benin

A delegation consisting of various stakeholder representatives in the Niger Basin area recently undertook a study trip to the Songhai center in Benin, a model training center dedicated to rural and agricultural development and capacity building. With the displacement of several thousand people in the area looming due to the construction of the Kandadji dam, attendees learned about possible ways to help the displaced population cope with their new situation through the construction of a training...

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Research

Publication // Economic Development of Rural Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa through Decentralized Energy-Water-Food Systems

By Winklmaier, J., Santos, S. A. B., & Trenkle, T. (2020). This paper focuses on the concept of decentralized energy-water-food systems, implemented for a case study in a rural community in Ghana. The following evaluation of the concept reveals potential economic and financial benefits for stakeholders involved.

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Desalination

Case study // Solving water problems or creating a new one?

This article was originally published by MAGIC Nexus (magic-nexus.eu) and has been re-published here with ther friendly permission. It gives on overview over a case study in the Canary islands, which aims to examine the technological, environmental and social challenges and keystones regarding the use of AWS (desalination and reclaimed water) for irrigation in two areas of the islands of Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

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