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Water is the critical challenge facing many of Africa’s local governments. African cities, ranging from large metro's to small towns, are increasingly experiencing challenges related to water security, drought and flooding. As such, there has never been a more relevant time for a pan-African congress to move "from dialogue to action," providing on the ground solutions, unpacking emerging trends and unlocking financial mechanisms for improved climate resilient development at the local level. ICLEI Africa hereby invites cities, development partners, researchers, innovators, business and practitioners to submit an abstract for consideration. The closing date for submission is 16th of September 2016.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Government of South Africa has officially opened the Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development 4th Global Call for Innovations. Deadline for applications is 10 Oct 2016.
The Millennium Institute (MI) is pleased to announce the release of version 1.2 of the Integrated Sustainable Development Goals planning model (iSDG). The iSDG is a comprehensive simulation tool that generates country-specific development scenarios to show the implications of policy on a country’s progress towards the SDGs.
A new quarterly e-newsletter has been launched by UNU-FLORES to forster a deeper appreciation for and understanding of the interconnectedness of the Sustainable Development Goals and to realise the integrated 2030 Development Agenda involving various resources.
The seminar will explore the opportunities of using wastewater and organic waste within multifunctional land-use systems for the production of food and energy crops in urban transition zones in Sub-Saharan Africa. In this approach the wastewater is treated in a target-oriented manner to be used for irrigation and nutrient supply of the respective land-use, considering hygienic as well as environmental aspects.
Wastewater management provides one of the best natural examples to demonstrate the usefulness of the Nexus Approach to managing water, soil, and waste. This book is an attempt to share what UNU-FLORES has learned from looking at examples across the globe on this subject. Seventeen interesting case studies gathered from around the world on wastewater reuse in agriculture are presented in this book.
The Dresden Nexus Conference is a platform developed to advance the sustainable development agenda by bringing actors together who apply a Nexus Approach to resource management. Side by side, researchers and implementers (policy- and decision makers) from universities, national and international organizations, UN entities, ministries and governmental agencies, as well as individual researchers and stakeholders from the private sector and civil society discuss current research and initiatives applying the Nexus Approach and the benefits for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
The iSDG is a comprehensive simulation tool that generates country-specific development scenarios to show the implications of policy on a country’s progress towards the SDGs.
By Fuad Siala. In the quest to ensure adequate supplies of food for a growing global population, development planners must be sensitive to the sector’s intimate links with the equally important and challenging goals of energy and water security.
By David Benson (University of Exeter), Animesh Gain (Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam), Josselin Rouillard (Ecologic Institute). Nexus thinking, in the form of integrating water security with agriculture, energy and climate concerns, is normatively argued to help better transition societies towards greener economies and the wider goal of sustainable development. Yet several issues emerge from the current debate surrounding this concept, namely the extent to which such conceptualisations are genuinely novel, whether they complement (or are replacing) existing environmental governance approaches and how – if deemed normatively desirable – the nexus can be enhanced in national contexts. This paper therefore reviews the burgeoning nexus literature to determine some common indicative criteria before examining its implementation in practice vis-à-vis more established integrated water resources management (IWRM) models.
Data centers, used by governments and large corporations to house their computer systems, have one big environmental problem: They get hot. To keep them from overheating, large data centers can pump hundreds of millions of gallons of water a year through the facilities, according to company reports. That high demand for water has some investors concerned, especially in places where natural water resources are becoming ever more precious, like tech-heavy California.
South Africa is the twelfth-greatest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the world, as well as the biggest polluter on the African continent, according to German political foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES).
Solar power offers health and environmental benefits over traditional energy sources — including reduced emissions and improved air quality — but the social benefits it offers are perhaps less well known.