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Food & Water Europe is currently recruiting for a Campaigns intern for its Brussels office. The person must be committed to Food & Water Europe’s values, vision and mission and interested in fighting for safe food, clean water and a sustainable energy system. The person will work with a small, dedicated team to help in the development of campaigns on fracking, energy and water.
The Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus brings together research and expertise across the globe to find innovative new solutions to the Food-Water-Energy Nexus challenge. The call is a joint call by Belmont Forum and JPI Urban Europe and is open for applications until March 15, 2017. On February 16, a webinar informs about the call with webinar participants having the opportunity to pitch their projects.
UNU-FLORES and Technische Universität Dresden are now accepting applications from graduates in engineering, social sciences, and natural sciences for their joint PhD Programme in Integrated Management of Water, Soil and Waste. The tuition-free programme aims at creating a new generation of environmental scientists, engineers, and managers, to conduct, promote, and provide guidance on the sustainable management of water, soil, and waste.
The links between energy usage and water are not clearly understood or recognised and thus water consumption is not considered as being intertwined with energy/electricity usage. Additionally, the water footprint of energy/electricity production is not usually considered, even though water is a scarce resource in many places. This project will firstly identify the water related electricity use at different spatial scales to define the “electricity footprint” of water use. On the other side, whole life-cycle connections between water and energy will be defined, and the “water footprint” of electricity production modelled.
The complexity of the nexus and of the full range of SDGs poses challenges for science and implementation. A critical step is the effective knowledge transfer to/between involved stakeholders, which cannot be a uni-directional process. Also the process of decision-making should follow a structured approach. Therefore, this session will particularly consider approaches and platforms for knowledge management and transfer, enabling peer to peer and south-south learning.
The need for and the (potential) benefits of implementing integrated resources management seems rather straightforward from a scientific perspective, but implementation remains challenging. Among the many aspects of this science-policy divide, this session will particularly consider approaches and platforms for stakeholder involvement, including ICT and visualization tools, but also governance arrangements.
The session will discuss new results of projects and activities (lead by ICSU, German Committee Future Earth, SDSN and Future Earth) developed together with the scientific community and debated with several key stakeholders. The session will deal with practical decision-making, science-policy linkages, research needs and the role of science in SDG implementation processes.
University of Arizona researchers are researching the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, exploring ways to address its scientific, technological, and societal challenges. In part, this is due to the UA’s location in the hottest of the North American deserts — the Sonoran Desert — with its exceptional biodiversity.
Interview with Karl Falkenberg, Director General at the DG Environment at the European Commission, in the context of the IIEA Nexus seminar: "Understanding the Water-Energy-Food Nexus", 3 Sept 2013
By Sam Cheptoris, Chairman of the Nile Council of Ministers, and Minister of Water and Environment, Uganda. River Nile is a transboundary resource shared by 11 countries in the Nile Basin, each with different and, sometimes, conflicting interests. This scarce resource is a source of water, energy and food, all of which are essential to human well-being, poverty reduction and sustainable development.
By Katina Curtis/Australian Associated Press. The federal government wants to use taxpayer funds to support new pumped hydro electricity generation across Australia. Only three pumped hydro schemes exist in Australia at the moment. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has given $54 million to a Queensland project that will convert an old mine into a solar farm and pumped hydro generator, and it's expected more projects will follow. But there are thousands more sites where pumped hydro could be viable
By Myrna M. Velasco. The Department of Energy (DOE) is targeting to assess and study deeper the full impact of food-water-energy nexus; or what global experts would refer to as the “linkage of a thirsty triangle.” Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said this was among the topics highlighted during the recently concluded discussions at the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) that he attended in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates last month.