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News  |  12 Dec 2017

Water-Energy Nexus // "Make Water not War"

By Stefan Stahlberg. How Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Jordan could find together through water-energy cooperation: the region can only meet the serious lack of water and increasing energy demand together.› more

News  |   4 Dec 2017

Vacancy // PostDoc Researcher in Innovation, Networking and Learning in the Water Industry at Trinity College Dublin

Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin invites applications for a Researcher, part-funded under the ERDF INTERREG Ireland-Wales programme 2014-2020. In this multi-disciplinary research, the Business School is collaborating with the School of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, and Bangor University Wales. The deadline has been extended to 15 Dec 2017.› more

News  |   1 Dec 2017

Call for Nominations // Steering Committee members for Knowledge-Action Network on Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Future Earth is seeking nominations for members to join the Steering Committee of this research collaboration. Terms will begin in February 2018, and the deadline for nominations is 20 January 2018.› more

News  |   1 Dec 2017

The Central Asia Nexus Dialogue Project // Fostering the Start of the Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus Dialogue and Multi-Sector Investment (EC-NEXUS) in Ashgabat

On 15 November 2017, the first consultation within the frame of the NEXUS project in Turkmenistan was held the day after the Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Executive Committee of International Fund for Saving Aral Sea (EC IFAS) and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC).› more

Conferences, Forums and Symposiums  |   8 Dec 2017

3rd EWaS International Conference // "Insights on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus"

The conference is aiming to bring together scientists dealing with challenges encountered throughout the entire water cycle. The conference focuses on efficient water systems giving insights on the Water-Food-Energy Nexus. Scientists will address and discuss issues related to hydraulics, hydrology, water resources systems management, climate change and environmental systems. › more

Conferences, Forums and Symposiums  |   8 Dec 2017

3rd Asia-Pacific Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation // Nexus Session "Promoting Circular Economy through Integrated Resource Management in Asian Cities"

Session to discuss the nexus approach to sustainable urban development through optimised resource utilisation in cities and regions.› more

Event  |   1 Dec 2017

Workshop // Water-Energy-Food Nexus Implementation in the Maghreb

The WEF nexus framework is particularly suited to the Maghreb region given the stressors, constraints and strong interdependencies between sectors. This international workshop will be a unique opportunity to transfer knowledge and help implementing the WEF concept in the countries of this region.› more

Resource  |  11 Dec 2017

Transboundary Rivers // Transferable Principles for Managing the Nexus: Lessons from Historical Global Water Modelling of Central Asia

The complex relationships within the water-energy-food security nexus tend to be place-specific, increasing the importance of identifying transferable principles to facilitate implementation of a nexus approach. This paper aims to contribute transferable principles by using global model data and concepts to illustrate and analyze the water history of Central Asia.› more

Resource  |  11 Dec 2017

Transboundary Rivers // Sharing Benefits in Transboundary Rivers: An Experimental Case Study of Central Asian Water-Energy-Agriculture Nexus

By Shokhrukh-Mirzo Jalilov, Olli Varis and Marko Keskinen. Cooperation in transboundary river basins is challenged by the riparian countries’ differing needs for water use. This is the case especially in Amu Darya Basin in Central Asia, where upstream Tajikistan is building the Rogun Hydropower Plant (RHP) to increase its energy security, while the downstream countries oppose the plant due to the feared negative impacts to their irrigated agriculture. Several experimental scenarios illustrate how the concept of benefit sharing could be used as a framework to investigate these water-energy-agriculture linkages in a transboundary context.› more

Resource  |  11 Dec 2017

Report and Policy Brief // Rethinking Water in Central Asia: The Costs of Inaction and Benefits of Water Cooperation

By Benjamin Pohl, Annika Kramer, William Hull, Sabine Blumstein, Iskandar Abdullaev, Jusipbek Kazbekov, Tais Reznikova, Ekaterina Strikeleva, Eduard Interwies and Stefan Görlitz. Despite a general commitment to cooperation, Central Asia is witnessing intense competition over water resources. Water policies are often driven by uncoordinated national strategies. A combination of low water efficiency, strong interdependencies, and competing national priorities has caused disagreements, and contributed to political and diplomatic disputes between Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Insufficient water cooperation entails significant costs and major risks for the future development of the region. › more

11 Dec 2017

Konrad Adenauer Foundation // „Make Water not War“

There can be no talk of mutual trust between Israel and Palestine: US President Trump has just recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and wants to transfer the US Embassy of Tel Aviv there, causing violent protests and violence in the region. From a new Intifada the Palestinians are far away. But beyond the political conflicts, there is still a great deal of willingness for cross-border cooperation in selected policy fields: the region can only meet the serious lack of water and increasing energy demand together.› more

21 Nov 2017

The Nexus: Efficient Approaches

The Sim4nexus and Magic consortia outlines how detailed understanding of the Nexus – water, land, energy, food, climate – can facilitate decision making. Even though the concept of the integrated management of natural resources such as water, energy, food and land has been in use for years, the complex interlinkages and interdependencies amongst these individual resources have not been given due importance in the development and implementation of this concept. › more

16 Nov 2017

World Bank Blog // Taking a Holistic Approach to Water Management in India

For the first time in India, two hydrology projects – Hydrology I (1995-2003) and Hydrology II (2006-2014) – supported by the World Bank, have introduced new systems and technology that give reservoir managers an accurate picture of the water situation unfolding in their region. These systems have also laid the foundation for a comprehensive knowledge base that can improve the overall management of water resources in the country.› more