Implementation and Case Studies

Nexus in Europe // Practical Planning Management of WEF-Nexus Issues in Germany

The objectives of this study are to identify situations relevant to the water-energy-food Nexus (WEF-Nexus) issue in Germany from available processes, and to describe the implementation and relevant experiences based on three examples with strong Nexus orientations. The study focuses on practical planning and application using suitable instruments. At the core of the study is the consideration of experiences gained in the practical application of procedures and instruments in connection with WEF-Nexus issues, and their general transferability to Nexus governance strategies.

The results of the study are expected to serve as a frame of reference in the consulting and advanced training for the GIZ project “Nexus Regional Dialogues”. This study will be complemented by a closely aligned study, developed in parallel, and investigating the framework setting for WEF-Nexus issues in Europe.

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Epistemological Dimensions of the Water–Energy–Food Nexus Approach // Reply to Discussions of “Challenges in Operationalizing the Water–Energy–Food Nexus”

By Christophe Cudennec et al. This article discusses recent literature and events on the water–energy–food (WEF) nexus, including the UN 2018 High Level Political Forum on sustainable development. Here, it elaborates on the epistemological perspective of the WEF nexus conceptualization, assessment, discourse and operationalization.

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Agua, Producción de Alimentos y Energía // La Experiencia del Nexo en Chile

Por Humberto Peña. El presente estudio analiza este Nexo en el caso de Chile. Con ese propósito, se revisa la evolución de las políticas públicas y los marcos institucionales relacionados con la gestión del agua, y el desarrollo del riego y de la energía eléctrica. En el análisis se distingue entre: un período inicial; otro donde el Estado fue el motor del desarrollo; un tercero con un predominio del mercado; y, finalmente, uno donde se busca un nuevo equilibrio entre el interés público y los...

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Efficiency Type Index // Analysis of the current World Biofuel Production under a Water–Food–Energy Nexus Perspective

By Emanuele Moioli, Federico Salvati, Marco Chiesa, Rosa T. Siecha, Flavio Manenti, Francesco Laio, Maria Cristina Rulli. This paper assesses the sustainability of bioenergy production under a nexus perspective through a new efficiency type index. The index describes 1st generation biofuel production under the perspective of the implied consumption of natural resources. The direct application of the nexus index entails an indication of the possible improvements needed to move production towards...

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