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Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung
This project is co-funded by the European Union
Jobs  |  27 Apr 2017

Vacancy // Water and Energy Policy Advisor at Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Dushanbe, Tajikistan

OSCE Tajikistan is looking for an experienced water-energy advisor to coordinate its programmatic activities in the areas of water management and energy security under the direct supervision of the Head, Economic and Environmental Department. Deadline for application: 8 May 2017› more

News  |  26 Apr 2017

Technology // India’s food-water-energy nexus: disaster or opportunity?

By Raghu Martuggude. Overuse of water for irrigation is taking India towards disaster, but new technologies provide opportunities to reverse the trend. To escape the disaster being caused by the water-food-energy nexus, India must rapidly deploy new solutions.› more

Scholarships  |  25 Apr 2017

PostDoc // Postdoctoral Researcher on integrated water-food-energy systems modelling at UNESCO IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

This work is directly related to the ongoing EC Horizon2020 project SIM4NEXUS. SIM4NEXUS is a 4-year project (June 2016-June 2020) that aims to robustly and quantitatively explore the water-energy-food-land use-climate nexus at a range of scales from regional to global, and to incorporate policy directions into this assessment, greatly extending the current state-of-the-art in nexus research and science. One key element of the project is to design and develop system dynamics models for 12 project case studies. The outputs from the systems models will feed into a Serious Game, also being developed within the project.› more

News  |  24 Apr 2017

Call for Papers // Exploring the links between water, food, energy, and mountain ecosystems

The connections between food, water, and energy constitute a complex system that interacts with mountain ecosystems and factors of change. Mountain Research and Development is looking for papers that assess experiences of negotiating synergies and trade-offs among water, energy, and food; that analyze the dynamic interplay between these interconnected services and mountain ecosystems; or that offer agendas for future research or policy aiming at increasing the equitability and sustainability of trade-offs and synergies in mountain areas.› more

Lectures  |   6 Apr 2017

Lecture // Geology and the food-water-energy nexus in developing countries

Lecture by Professor Mike Stephenson, British Geological Survey. In this lecture, Prof. Mike Stephenson, Director of Science & Technology at the British Geological Survey, will discuss how population growth, urbanisation and climate change combine to create challenges for the food-water-energy nexus in the developing world. › more

Seminars  |   6 Apr 2017

Nexus Seminar // Tackling Key Challenges to Global Water Sustainability at the Center for Advanced Water Research

The Center for Advanced Water Research (CAWR) brings together the water competences of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and the Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden). Together, the jointly tackle key challenges in the water sector. Quality water in adequate quantity is a fundamental for human life and the environment. With many global challenges, such as food or energy security, human health and ecosystems, flood defense and droughts or the provision of drinking water and sanitation systems, water is a very critical factor for a sustainable society worldwide. › more

Seminars  |   6 Apr 2017

Nexus Seminar // Multi-Scale Assessment and Land-Use Dependent Valuation of Hydrologic Ecosystem Services

Understanding the impacts of land-cover / land-use change (LCLUC) on the provision of hydrologic ecosystem services (HES) is key for effective watershed management. However, this understanding is hampered by multiple factors: including the difficulty of making assessments across varying temporal and spatial scales, by multiple sources of uncertainty inherent in the analysis (e.g., data input, model structures / parameters), and by the multidisciplinary nature of making an end-to-end assessment of environmental impacts. These challenges can limit the utility of hydrologic analysis in the effective development and implementation of environmental policies.› more

Slides  |  28 Apr 2017

Regional Nexus Dialogues // The Water, Energy and Food Nexus Dialogue in Latin America and the Caribbean

A summary of the regional nexus dialogue on occasion of the first Executive Committee Meeting by Andrei Jouravlev and Adrian Rodriguez, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and Reinaldo Peñailillo, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH› more

Slides  |  28 Apr 2017

Regional Nexus Dialogues // National Cases in Latin America and the Caribbean: Costa Rica and Brazil

An overview of nexus case studies, presented on occasion of the first Executive Committee Meeting of the Regional Nexus Dialogue in Latin America and the Caribbean by Andrei Jouravlev and Adrian Rodriguez, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and Reinaldo Peñailillo, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  24 Apr 2017

Research // Climate Policy and the Energy-Water-Food Nexus: A Model Linkage Approach

By Dirk Willenbockel, Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. There is a growing recognition that the ambitious UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger, achieve food security and promote sustainable agriculture (SDG 2), to ensure universal access to water and sanitation (SDG 6), to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy (SDG 7) and to combat climate change and its impacts (SDG 13) are linked in complex ways. The emerging literature on the energy-water-food nexus1 highlights the need to take account of the trade-offs and synergies among the goals arising from these linkages, but also underscores the need for further research to understand the quantitative relevance of the various channels through which measures towards the attainment of the goals affect each other.› more

25 Apr 2017 // Overuse of groundwater for irrigation is leading India to disaster. Here’s what India needs to do

By Raghu Murtugudde. New technologies provide new opportunities and solutions› more

4 Apr 2017

The Sydney Morning Herald // 'Barbaric': Adani's giant coal mine granted unlimited water licence for 60 years

By Peter Hannam. The proposed Adani coal mine, which will be Australia's biggest, has been granted unlimited access to groundwater by the Queensland government in a move farmers fear will drain huge amounts of water from the Great Artesian Basin.› more

4 Apr 2017

The Guardian // Climate Change: There’s another story to tell about climate change. And it starts with water

By Judith D. Schwartz. In this time of reckless US action, it’s crucial to shift the narrative beyond despair over fossil fuels and look at water as a primary tool of climate control › more