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News  |  23 Nov 2017

Call for Case Studies // African Regional Process of the World Water Forum 8

Five distinct processes are underway through which the scope, focus and content of regular and special events of the 8th World Water Forum, taking place in March 2018 in Brasilia, will be defined. The Africa Regional Process is now calling for submission of case studies. On of the fields of interest is the Nexus approach.› more

Jobs  |  22 Nov 2017

PhD // Hydrological Modeling at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany

PIK are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to conduct their research in the field of hydrological modelling for climate impact assessment and the food-water-energy nexus with the aim of generating results relevant to end-users in project target countries (India, Peru, Tanzania).› more

News  |  22 Nov 2017

Education // "HydroViz Nexus Platform" is a New Online Tool Teaches Students About the Energy-Water Nexus

By Emad Habib, Hisham Eldardiry, and Vincent C. Tidwell. Students use real data sets to explore how population changes, power generation, and water-saving strategies affect surface and groundwater use.› more

News  |  20 Nov 2017

Dialogue Nexus eau-énergie-sécurité alimentaire // Premier atelier régional de dialogue Nexus dans le bassin du Nigern

Par Luca Ferrini. Le premier atelier régional de dialogue Nexus eau-énergie-sécurité alimentaire dans le bassin du Niger a eu lieu à Niamey le 18 et 19 Octobre 2017. L’Atelier a été l’occasion pour lancer le dialogue régional NEXUS avec les structures focales de l’ABN et de la société civile, et mener une consultation sur les défis intersectoriels eau-énergie-agriculture-environnement existants à présent dans les neuf pays du bassin. › more

Workshops  |  24 Nov 2017

Workshop // The Nexus Approach and Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture, Tunis

Through carefully designed wastewater irrigation schemes, Tunisia has played a pivotal role in the region in promoting the safe use of wastewater in agriculture (SUWA). Within this context UNU-FLORES gladly accepted the invitation extended by the National Research Institute for Rural Engineering, Water, and Forestry (INRGREF) of Tunisia to co-organise a workshop on “The Nexus Approach and Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture”.› more

Conferences, Forums and Symposiums  |  23 Nov 2017

Brazil // World Water Forum 8

The World Water Forum is the world’s biggest water-related event and is organized by the World Water Council (WWC), an international organization that brings together all those interested in the theme of water. Its mission is “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis for the benefit of all life on Earth”.› more

Lectures  |  15 Nov 2017

Lecture // Advanced Materials for Water-Energy-Health Nexus

Lecture by Danmeng Shuai, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The George Washington University. The Shuai Research Group specializes in catalysis, nanotechnology, water quality engineering, and environmental chemistry.› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  24 Nov 2017

Discussion // The water, energy and food Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean

The authors present the study entitled “El Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en América Latina y el Caribe: planificación,marco normativo e identificación de interconexiones prioritarias” (The water, energy and food Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean: planning, regulatory framework and identification of priority interconnections).

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Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  24 Nov 2017

Discusión // El Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en América Latina

A continuación presentamos el estudio “El Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en América Latina y el Caribe: planificación, marco normativo e identificación de interconexiones prioritarias”.› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  23 Nov 2017

South Asia // Modeling the Agricultural Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Indus River Basin of Pakistan

By Y. C. Ethan Yang, Claudia Ringler, Casey Brown and Alam Hossain Mondal. Nexus thinking is critical to jointly address growing water, energy, and food security challenges. This paper evaluates the water, energy, and food nexus (WEFN) in the Indus River of Pakistan using the Indus Basin Model Revised—Multi Year, a hydro-agro-economic model extended with an agricultural energy use module.› 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

14 Nov 2017

Horizon // Jordan joins Mediterranean research effort to tackle water, food insecurity

Jordan has become the 19th country to sign up to an international research effort to tackle water scarcity and food insecurity in the Mediterranean region. The agreement was signed in a ceremony at the World Science Forum in Jordan on 10 November. Once it is ratified by Jordan and the EU, the country will join a list of partners including Israel, Algeria, Tunisia and Turkey, who have agreed to work together to develop ways to meet the growing challenges of climate change, population growth and urbanisation in the region.› more