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Climate Change

Video // Green Pumps for Jordan’s Water to combat Climate Change

This video explains how highly energy efficient water pumps can contribute to improve water, energy, and food security in the water scarce country Jordan. At the same time, CO2-emmissions are lowered, which marks a significant contribution in meeting Jordan´s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement.

Jordan is one of the driest countries on earth and uses more electricity for its water supply than any other industry consumes in the country: 15 percent of the countries’ entire electricity consumption. In spite of that, many people only have running water one day a week and even then, it does not always reach the customers. The project Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation (WaCCliM) aims to improve the pumping system by introducing highly efficient variable frequency driven pumps into Miyahuna Water Companies’ water system. The community of Madaba is looking forward to achieve a continuous supply with water. Additionally, the implementation of the pumps would lead to a reduction of both, electricity consumption and CO2-emissions. Under the Paris Climate Agreement’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), Jordan has set a target of reducing GHG emissions by 14%. Mitigating GHG emissions in the water sector would make a significant contribution to achieving this target.

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Events

Conference // Week on Water for Development in August 2020

Every drop counts – but what is happening in the water sector in times of COVID-19? The Week on Water for Development (WW4D) is a virtual five-day conference from 24 to 28 August 2020, organised by the German development cooperation (GIZ), that connects relevant stakeholders around key topics on water from COVID-19 to climate change. WW4D is also part of SIWI’s Stockholm World Water Week at home 2020.

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Governance

Nexus Principles // The Water, Energy and Food security Nexus Principles

The Water-Energy-Food security Nexus Principles guide towards the application, implementation and operationalisation of the Water-Energy-Food security Nexus (WEF Nexus) approach in different contexts. The Principles were developed by practitioners based on their experience and grounded in research.

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Research

Publication // Beyond hydropower: towards an integrated solution for water, energy and food security in South Asia

By Rasul, G., Neupane, N., Hussain, A., & Pasakhala, B. (2019). This article provides an overview of current WEF-resource challenges in South Asia, and delivers potential angles for improvements that could be derived by implementing the Nexus approach, with a focus on hydroelectrial power and development of waterways. This is an excerpt of the original article, which can be accessed below.

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