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By Olivier Cogels. Securing sufficient access to water, energy and food in order to permit what will soon be 10 billion people living together on the earth is a pressing challenge for all of humanity. To help governments and international institutions to make more optimal use of the, more and more, scarce natural resources, a new concept is gaining increased attention in the international community: the "water, energy and food security Nexus".
According to a recent report from the US Department of Energy (DOE), better understanding of the relationship between water availability and energy production (water-energy nexus) and its susceptibility to climate change is a matter of national security. This report was issued after severe droughts affected more than 1/3 of the US and the loss of available water constrained the ability of many power plants to function.
The PhD researcher will be part of the CRUNCH project. CRUNCH is a multi-disciplinary project with an international consortium of 19 project partners lead by University of Portsmouth with the aim to work in 6 cities, addressing all three sectors of food, water and energy through the integrative FWE-Nexus approach. Using ULL scenarios developed through CRUNCH for the participating cities, a context specific FWE-Nexus framework will be developed and visualised.
Sientists will explore a variety of subjects related to the “Nexus of Food, Energy and Water” theme of the 255th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society. The meeting will take place March 18 to 22 in New Orleans.
This event will highlight the prevailing forest-water narratives, promote consensus on how to address integrating forests in water management and water in forest management, and will provide an occasion to announce collaborative initiatives.
The Dŵr Uisce team is organizing the workshop "Water and Energy in rural communities" to be held in Kilkenny, Ireland. We are doing this with the support of the Group Water Schemes Federation in Ireland.
The session will kick off with a brief introduction on the benefits, challenges and new perspectives of a Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus in development cooperation. Keynote speakers from three of the key actors in the European Commission will present the practical needs regarding WEFE Nexus implementation and the role of research, international aid and the environment. The discussion will be oriented on analyzing opportunities as identified by a position paper under development, and to consider from a donor’s perspective how the WEFE Nexus can be used as an analytical framework and policy design principle in the context of countries sharing natural resources and SDG agendas.
At the World Water Day, 2018, this Special Feature on Water shows how German water policy touches the ground and links water to food and energy production.
By: Eric Hoa (UNEP), Eline Boelee, Jan Cools, Tony Zamparutti, Sandra Planes, Guillermo Hernandez, Thomas Chiramba, Youngseok Lee, Annie Von Burg. Good governance of the water-energy-food nexus can improve energy, water and food security, foster synergies, manage trade-offs, support sustainable development and maintain ecosystem services. Basin Organizations (BOs) have a key role to play in governance of the nexus to address challenges of sustainable hydropower, balancing the production of bioenergy with food production and taking into account the energy needs of water.
Industry may be one step closer to realising the water-energy nexus thanks to a two-year project that aims to deliver renewable energy and sustainable water supply with the help of blockchain technology.
By Matthew Brown and Sarah Rankin, via AP. Major utilities are finding evidence of groundwater contamination at coal-burning power plants across the U.S. where landfills and man-made ponds have been used for decades as dumping grounds for coal ash.
Egyptians are addicted to subsidies that make them poorer. Three commodities—fuel, bread and water—illustrate the problem that price controls and subsidies, which have existed since the 1920s, are costly, inefficient and have unintended consequences.