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Desalination

Energy-Water Nexus // Viability of Wind Turbine to Desalinate Water for Drinking

By Ngwamah Hyelda Moses. This study aims at assessing the viability of wind energy in Burutu, Nigeria, to desalinate water through reverse osmosis technology. Burutu has been identified with shortage of drinking water as a result of salt water intrusion from the ocean. Four analysis were carried out: First was the estimation of wind speed in m/s at the height of 120m. Second analysis was the calculation of energy generation in kWh. Third analysis was calculation of volume of water in m^3 which can be desalinated using electricity generated from the average monthly wind speed. The last analysis is the amount of Co2 saved as a result of use of renewables as source of power. The result shows that wind speed in Burutu has an annual average wind speed of 4.53m/s from NASA and 3.20m/s from Nimet data. Average monthly energy generated in this location is 39,733kwh and an annual volume of water desalinate is 95,359m^3 with 228 tonne of CO2 saved.

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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research and Innovations

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January 2019

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International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research and Innovations, Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp: (12-19), Month: January - March 2019

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Governance

WEF Nexus Research // Solar Energy Farming as a Development Innovation for Vulnerable Water Basins

By Mohammad Al-Saidi and Nisreen Lahham. This article evaluates a project from the Azraq Basin in Jordan, and presents similar international experiences, particularly from India. It assesses solar energy farming as an innovation from a water-energy-food nexus perspective.

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Resource

Learning // The Nexus Game

The Nexus Game gives participants a unique opportunity to get an insight into the challenges of water management for producing energy and food, fulfilling the needs of the population, and sustaining environmental flows. The aim of the game is to provide an opportunity to practice how different water management policies can lead to the sustainable development of society in harmony with Nature.

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Research

Blog // What can Transdisciplinarity give back to Communities?

This article presents a research project conducted by the STEPS Centre, using the WEFE Nexus as a conceptual tool for transdisciplinary engagement through urban gardening in the peripheral area Novo Recreio in north Guarulhos, part of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, Brazil. It shows the notion of the WEFE Nexus has the potential to bring people together across different siloes, organisations, identities, institutions, levels and sectors. But could it contribute to wider struggles against...

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