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Policy Papers

Recommendations for Action // Regional Political-Technical Forum on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean

Participants of the Regional Political-Technical Forum on the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus, including representatives of government agencies of 15 Latin American and Caribbean countries and 9 regional and international organizations, recognized the relevance of the WEF Nexus approach as a framework for inter-sectoral coordination and activities in support of the implementation and follow up of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.

They emphasized the convenience for the countries to adopt this approach as a state policy. The challenge consists in generating greater political will and governmental commitment on the Nexus approach to be translated it into concrete public policies with the objective of proceeding towards higher levels of water, energy and food security.

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August 2018

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SDGs

WEFE Nexus Publication // European Commission Position Paper on the WEFE Nexus and the SDGs

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) and European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) have recently launched a Position Paper on the Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Highlighting the key outcomes of exchanges with experts held in 2018, the Paper aims to launch a dialogue on how to operationalise the WEFE Nexus.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

JRC Technical Report // Water-Energy-Food Nexus Interactions Assessment: Renewable Energy Sources to support Water Access and Quality in West Africa

By Kougias I., Szabó S., Scarlat N., Monforti F., Banja M., Bódis K., Moner-Girona M. Mitigating the big challenges of access to clean water, energy and poverty in Africa requires integrated solutions. The analysis of issues related to the water, energy, food and the ecosystem through a nexus approach, has attracted the interest of scientists, policy-makers and the private sector. The present Technical Report examines the potential of such an approach to create beneficial synergies between the...

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Modelling and Assessment

Holistic Water-Energy-Food Nexus for Guiding Water Resources Planning // Matagorda County, Texas Case

By Muhammed I. Kulat, Rabi H. Mohtar and Francisco Olivera. The authors developed a holistic framework to provide sustainable scenarios that include feasible infrastructure interventions. The framework focuses on water and associated links with other resources, includes a unique analytic tool for quantifying scenarios, and ultimately produces a sustainability analysis of each scenario. Optimal scenarios are offered that consider site-specific dynamic resource interlinkages. The WEF nexus model...

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