Tools and Databases

Capacity Building

The Urban Nexus Workout // A Training Concept for Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities

The Berlin-based think tank adelphi has developed a modular-structured Urban Nexus training that promotes and institutionalises the Urban Nexus approach in Asia and the Pacific. The training links the Urban Nexus approach and global agreements, such as the Urban Agenda, the Paris Climate Agreement and the SDGs, and thus position the Urban Nexus in the context of an international reference system. Moreover, the training elaborates on the governance and planning processes needed to successfully...

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Capacity Building

Learning Sustainabilty trough Games // The Nexus! Challenge Board Game

The Nexus! Challenge board game lets its participants stand in the shoes of politicians and CEOs who jointly shape an economy that has to provide energy, water and food to its cities. From trade boycotts and bad harvests, to water shortages and plant viruses: the players face turbulence just like in the real world. They have to find ways to become resilient, either alone or in collaboration with others.

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Tools and Databases

الترابط بين المياه والطاقة // مجموعة أدوات تشغيلية من الأمم المتحدة (الإسكوا): نموذج نقل التكنولوجيا*

تتناول هذه الوحدة قضايا المياه والطاقة من منظور نقل التكنولوجيا. وقد جرى وضعها في إطار مشروع مموّل من حساب الأمم المتحدة للتنمية بعنوان "تعزيز قدرات البلدان الأعضاء في الإسكوا على استخدام الترابط بين المياه والطاقة لتحقيق أهداف التنمية المستدامة". والهدف من الوحدة هو تعزيز التعاون بين البلدان العربية في مختلف القطاعات الصناعية لزيادة كفاءة الموارد وتشجيع استخدام الطاقة المتجددة في تشغيل مرافق المياه والطاقة وصيانتها، أو العمليات المرتبطة بالنفط والغاز، أو الري. والوحدة موجهة أيضاً إلى السلطات...

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Tools and Databases

Water-Energy Nexus // UN ESCWA Operational Toolkit: Technology Transfer Module (MENA)

This module, implemented within a United Nations Development Account (DA) project on “Developing the capacities of ESCWA member countries to address the water and energy nexus for achieving Sustainable Developing Goals,” tackles water and energy issues from a technology transfer perspective. The aim is to further cooperation between Arab countries across industrial sectors to enhance resource efficiency and the use of renewable energy, for operations such as use and maintenance of water and...

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

SPIS // Interactive Solar Water Pumping Knowledge Base

This collection is an overview of 213 solar water pumping projects all over the world from 2001 up to 2016 (plus one project from 1995). The data is accessible by country/region, year, topic and via map. It provides links to project websites and documents.

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Tools // Nexus Tools Platform: An Interactive Platform for Inter-model Comparison of Existing Modelling Tools

By UNU-FLORES. No single modelling tool is available or conceivable that covers all processes, interactions and drivers in the Water-Soil-Waste Nexus. Instead, a vast number of models are available and in use addressing particular (sets of) processes and resources. To address nexus-oriented research questions or management issues, instead of developing a tool from scratch, it should more efficient and effective to make use of available tools and modify or couple them as required. For this to be...

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FE2W // Guide to the Risks and Options Assessment for Decision Making (ROAD) Process

The Risks and Options Assessment for Decision-Making (ROAD) process enables decision-makers to understand and manage complex risks across connected food-energy-environment-water systems. This Guide supports the use of the ROAD process to make practical decisions on managing risks. The steps described here provided a framework that should be adapted to the context and resources of the users. ROAD is a flexible process that integrates existing tools for addressing resource challenges. Users may...

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Toolbox // Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

The Toolbox on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) is designed to enable advisors and practitioners in the field of solar irrigation to provide broad hands-on guidance to end-users, policy-makers and financiers.

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Tools/Documentation // Developing the Pardee RAND Food-Energy-Water Security Index Tools - Toward a Global Standardized, Quantitative, and Transparent Resource Assessment

More than 2 billion people around the world, especially in developing countries, do not have access to high-quality services related to food, water, and energy. To provide information to development agencies and efforts focused on food, water, and energy resources, the RAND Corporation developed the Pardee RAND Food-Energy-Water Security Index. The index can be accessed online through an interactive RAND website that allows exploration of the data through maps and charts or downloading of the...

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Tools // Pardee RAND Food-Energy-Water Index

The interactive Pardee RAND Food-Energy-Water Index enables the measurement of the current state of food, water, and energy security and allows for analysis of these topics under future scenarios. It allows those interested in improving development to understand the dominant sources of insecurity in a nation and identify cases where many sources of insecurity are interrelated. For those interested in studying how to improve development trajectories, these data can explain why some nations...

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