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News  |  23 Mar 2017

Waste Water // How recycled water could revolutionise sustainable development

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.› more

News  |  21 Mar 2017

Video Competition // Food-Water-Energy videos by young people

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.› more

Scholarships  |  15 Mar 2017

GESR 3rd Incubation Cycle // Startup-grants for Water, Energy, Food

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.› more

News  |  14 Mar 2017

Arab Water Week // Workshop "SDGs within the Water Sector" by UN-Habitat, UNU-Flores, ACWUA

Monitoring Methodologies for Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Effectiveness, Pilot Testing & Validation Workshop for SDG Target 6.3› more

Event  |  23 Mar 2017

CEE Seminar // Advancing Food-Energy-Water Sustainability through Critical Zone Science

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. › more

Side Events  |  17 Mar 2017

7th International Symposium on Energy // Waterloo Session: "Nexus of food, energy, and water systems"

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.› more

Workshops  |  17 Mar 2017

Workshop // Water and Sanitation: The Nexus of Food, Water and 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.› more

Projects  |  27 Mar 2017

Project // "Projekt NeXus of Water, Food and Energy" at TU Munich

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. › more

Infographics  |  24 Mar 2017

Water-Energy Nexus // Infographic: How energy and water are intrinsically linked

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.› more

Videos  |  23 Mar 2017

Video Lecture // The "perfect storm revisited": food, energy and water security in the context of climate change

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.› more

23 Mar 2017

Eco-Business // Where has all the water gone?

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.› more

21 Mar 2017

Forbes // For Rising Demand Of Energy, Water And Food, Let Markets Work

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.› more

14 Mar 2017

Greenpeace Blog // Biological Restoration of Water and Land

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.› more