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News  |  15 Sep 2017

Job Vacancy // Water resource planning consultant for a multi-purpose dam in the Cochabamba Departamental Administration, Bolivia

The Nexus project in Bolivia aims at introducing a coordination mechanism of the three sectors of water, energy and food security in order to mitigate resource scarcity caused by climate change and to take advantage of synergies. The partner organization, here the Department of Water Management and Basic Supply (DGA) of the Departamental Administration of Cochabamba, is to be supported in the development of an intersectoral management model for water distribution for drinking water supply, irrigation in agriculture and energy generation of its multipurpose dam.

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News  |  14 Sep 2017

Green Economy // The WEF Nexus and Green Growth

By Robert C. Brears. In a green economy – an economy that values and enhances natural capital while simultaneously promoting economic growth and human well-being – the management of the water-energy-food nexus means fostering positive interdependencies and synergies while reducing trade-offs across and between the Nexus sectors to achieve green growth.› more

News  |  13 Sep 2017

Call for Submissions // Nexus 2018: Water, Food, Energy and Climate

For the 2nd Chapel Hill Nexus Conference, taking place on 16-18 Apr 2018, researchers, policy makers and practitioners are invited to submit their papers. Deadline is 31 Oct 2017.› more

News  |  12 Sep 2017

Water-Food Nexus // Call for Papers: Sustainable Water Management in Agriculture under Global Change

For the forthcoming special issue of "Water", the editors Maria Blanco and Pilar Martínez invite scholars to submit papers on the critical question of water management in agriculture - a nexus approach par excellence. Water is one of the most critical resources for sustainable agricultural development worldwide and thus plays an important role in global food security. According to FAO, irrigated agriculture represents about 70% of the total water withdrawals and provides 40% of the global food production.› more

Seminars  |  11 Sep 2017

Nexus Seminar // Revisiting Watershed Management: A Water-Energy-Food Nexus Perspective on the Challenge of Eutrophication

UNU-FLORES in collaboration with the Faculty of Environmental Sciences of TU Dresden is excited to announce the Nexus Seminar Series. The joint seminar series, which launched in 2015, features lectures by senior scholars that highlight all dimensions of research on the Nexus Approach, ranging from hands-on implementation strategies to theoretical debates. The Nexus Seminars serve not only as a platform for scientific exchange and cooperation between UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden but also a medium for the partner institutions to discuss their research with a broader audience.› more

Conferences, Forums and Symposiums  |  11 Sep 2017

International Summit // EnergyWaterFoodNexus (EWFN)

The EnergyWaterFoodNexus (EWFN) is a biennial International Summit hosted by Florida A&M University. This new science enterprise was launched in 2015 at Florida A&M University through a global public-private partnership that seeks to provide sustainable and innovative solutions for energy, water and food security. The nexus approach is based on the premise that an action in one sector impacts the other. Therefore, the search for solutions must simultaneously investigate all three elements in a new science enterprise.› more

Conferences, Forums and Symposiums  |   8 Sep 2017

Session at the World Resources Forum 2017 // The Water-Food Nexus

Session with 12 presentations on a variety of topics with a focus on water-food interrelations, such as food processing, food waste, water resource management, farm management› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  11 Sep 2017

India // Water-food-energy nexus with changing agricultural scenarios in India during recent decades

By Beas Barik, Subimal Ghosh, A. Saheer Sahana, Amey Pathak and Muddu Sekhar. Meeting the growing water and food demands in a densely populated country like India is a major challenge. It requires an extensive investigation into the changing patterns of the checks and balances behind the maintenance of food security at the expense of depleting groundwater, along with high energy consumption. Here we present a comprehensive set of analyses which assess the present status of the water–food–energy nexus in India, along with its changing pattern, in the last few decades. › more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |   6 Sep 2017

Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering // The Water-Food-Energy Nexus

Ed. by I. M. Mujtaba, R. Srinivasan, N. O.Elbashir. This book discusses this water-energy-food nexus and describes in depth the challenges and processes involved in efficient water and energy production and management, wastewater treatment, and impact upon food and essential commodities.› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |   5 Sep 2017

Collection // Water-Energy-Food Nexus - Principles and Practices

Edited by P. Abdul Salam, Sangam Shrestha, Vishnu Prasad Pandey, Anil K. Anal. Water, energy and food are key resources to sustain life, and are the fundamental to national, regional and global economies. These three resources are interlinked in multiple ways, and the term “nexus” captures the interconnections. The nexus has been discussed, debated, researched, and advocated widely but the focus is often on the pairings of “water-energy” or “water-food” or “energy-food”. To really benefit from the nexus approach in terms of resource use efficiency it is essential to understand, operationalize and practice the nexus of all three resources. As demand for these resources increases worldwide, using them sustainability is a critical concern for scientists and citizens, governments and policy makers. › more

1 Sep 2017

Water-Energy Nexus // Turkey tests first floating 260 kW solar power plant in Istanbul

Turkey got its first floating solar plant on August 4 when a solar array of 250 kW became operational on lake Buyukcekmece lake outside Istanbul as a test which could lead to more similar facilities on lakes and reservoirs. The floating power plant was set up by Istanbul Energy and the Istanbul Water and Sewage department (ISKI) under a tender published in August 2016.› more

31 Aug 2017

tagesschau // 160,000 solar panels on the water

In Huainan, China, a very special solar power plant has been put into operation. Where only a few farmers lived a few years ago, some 160,000 solar modules are now swimming on a lake. The floating power plant has advantages, but also disadvantages.› more

12 Jul 2017

BBC // Food trade drains global water sources at 'alarming' rates

By Matt McGrath. The global market for foodstuffs is depleting water sources in many parts of the world quicker than they can naturally be refilled. The complex trade is increasing pressure on non-renewable groundwater, mainly used for irrigating crops such as rice, wheat and cotton. › more