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By Tamara Avellán. By 2025, absolute water scarcity will be a daily reality for an estimated 1.8 billion people. In a world where vital resources are increasingly scarce, nations cannot afford to flush them down the drain. But that is exactly what we do. After we use water in our homes and businesses, it is washed away, and takes many valuable resources with it. Waste water is rich in carbon and nutrients and – if collected and treated properly – it could provide new water, fertiliser, and energy.
The (Re)Connect the Nexus research team are pleased to announce that online voting has opened for the Food-Water-Energy Challenge video competition. The video competition was open to children and young people (under 25), anywhere in the world on their understanding of the ways in which food, water and energy is produced, consumed and experienced in everyday life.
The GESR 3rd Incubation Cycle will support the go-to-market journeys of 8 startups having a promising technology, functional prototype, viable business model, social impact, and are in the fields of water, health, energy, food and education.
Nexus Seminar with Praveen Kumar. Intensively managed landscapes in the glaciated mid-western regions present some of the most complex challenges associated with food, energy and water nexus. This talk will present insights gained toward this challenge from the efforts of the Intensively Managed Landscape Critical Zone Observatory.
This Nexus session, chaired by Amir Sharif of Brunel University London, is part of the 7th International Symposium on Energy, and multi-discipline event on both fossil fuels and many different forms of renewable energy.
In the "The Common Good, Our Common Home Workshops" series of the University of Villanova, Pennsylvania. Join faculty and students from across the University to explore the significance of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si and the United Nations’ 2015-2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Project target is to develop an English Master’s degree program in the NeXus field at the TU München. With contacts and through joint Bachelor- and Master-theses the transdisciplinary Nexus research should be initiated in a geographical area, where the subject is especially virulent. The NeXus Master’s degree program will also stand open to all employees of ministries and departments from partner countries with connection to NeXus and shall create lasting contacts of these countries to the TU München. Parallel doctoral programs are provided through funding of the participating partners from the EU/USA.
By GE Look ahead. It takes water to produce energy. Renewable energy sources like solar or wind are the most water efficient ways to produce electricity. Energy is also increasingly used to produce freshwater. The International Renewable Energy Agency expects demand for desalination to grow at an annual rate of 9% over the next 5 years.
Some five years ago Sir John Beddington, Senior Adviser at the Oxford Martin School, raised the concept of "The Perfect Storm" in which the issues of food, water and energy security needed to be addressed at the same time as mitigating and adapting to climate change. In this seminar he highlights changes that have occurred since then and the progress made and challenges that are currently faced.
As Asia struggles to meet the increasing water demands of a growing, urbanising population, the depletion of the continent's underground freshwater stores is an unseen but urgent threat, says Asian Development Bank's Yasmin Siddiqi. Asia’s surging population – which could jump by 25 per cent, topping five billion, by 2050 – will put even more stress on food, energy, and water supplies. Globally, 60 per cent more food will be needed by then, with agriculture soaking up increasingly scarce freshwater. Climate change will exacerbate conditions further.
By Whitney MacMillan. Commodity markets work better than any other approach encountered—better than the most well-intentioned efforts of government, or the most passionate efforts of even the most committed individuals and most energetic NGOs. Commodity markets are older than financial markets and much more efficient.
By Rex Weyler. According to the 2015 World Economic Forum Global Risks 2015 Report, the water crisis is the world’s #1 risk. The problem is not only the amount of water available in the world’s rivers, lakes, and aquifers, but the pollution of those resources from human contamination, including bacteria, toxins, and nutrient loading.