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News  |  18 Apr 2018

World Water Forum 8 // It is time to take stock of the situation...

The International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO), the Global Alliances for Water and Climate (GAfWaC), the International Network of Water Training Centers (INWTC) and their many partners, including UNESCO, UNECE, OECD, IOWater, REBOB, LANBO, ANBO, BAFWAC, EMWIS, in particular, were given the coordination of about ten thematic sessions, which have been mobilizing for more than a year a large international community for their preparation, and also a strong participation in the related sessions and also in the two Forum "Regional" and "Citizens" processes. This is a summary of the outcomes.› more

News  |  18 Apr 2018

Nexus Education // Milwaukee Water-Energy Nexus Education Initiative

SF I-Corps Milwaukee site Director and UW-Milwaukee Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Ilya Avdeev, was recently awarded USD 600,000 from the National Science Foundation for his Milwaukee Water-Energy Nexus Education Initiative.› more

News  |  17 Apr 2018

World Water Forum 8 // Utilities Can Advance as Key Players in the Global Water Management Shift towards a Carbon Neutral Future

By Simone Ballard. During the forum, there were several key takeaway messages for future directions in strategy and mobilisation. Cooperation, co-creation, and cross-sectoral engagement are critical components of successfully taking progressive action plans forward. The water-energy-food (WEF) nexus will be taking a priority spot in shaping the mitigation and adaption strategies of the future.› more

News  |  17 Apr 2018

Potential Applications and Lessons Learned from Africa // Outcomes from the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus Session at the 8th World Water Forum in Brazil

By Kidanemarian Jembere and Isabel Pasternack. Africa’s sustainable development largely depends on goods and services derived from its environment and natural resources. As Africa pursues sustainable growth pathways and structural transformation, the management of natural capital and most importantly water, land and energy resources, is critical. › more

Seminars  |  16 Apr 2018

Nexus Seminar // Does it Pay to Account for Natural Resources?

For almost 40 years the relationship between corporate environmental performance and corporate financial performance has been analysed in hundreds of empirical studies without yielding conclusive results. This Nexus Seminar will provide an overview on existing measurement approaches as well as an examination of available theories and factors regarding the causal relation, direction, and potential moderators and mediators of the relationship. › more

Conferences, Forums and Symposiums  |  16 Apr 2018

Global Water Summit 2018

The arrival of new technologies, businesses and sources of finance are blurring the edges of the water sector and empowering the global water industry to connect, innovate, and rethink the way it does business.› more

Conferences, Forums and Symposiums  |  13 Apr 2018

World Future Energy Summit 2019

WFES is a global industry platform connecting business and innovation in energy, clean technology and efficiency for a sustainable future. Acting as an enabler for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, WFES inspires the transfer of ideas, technology and investment across borders and between the public and private sectors worldwide. The WFES brand brings together specialist exhibitors, technologies, speakers and insights covering Energy and Efficiency, Water, Solar, Mobility, Waste and Green Buildings.› more

Resource  |  18 Apr 2018

A Simple Shift to More Sustainable Eating // Plant-based Burger Could Save Emissions Equal to 2 Million Cars

By Richard Waite, Daniel Vennard and Gerard Pozzi. Americans eat approximately 10 billion burgers each year. Replacing 30 percent of the beef in those burgers with mushrooms would, according to a study by the World Research Institute, improve their taste while lowering emissions, saving water and reducing land demand.› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  17 Apr 2018

Nexus in the MENA Region // Assessment of the Water-Energy Nexus in the Municipal Water Sector in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

By Homoud Al-Mutrafi, Waleed Al-Zubari, Alaa El-Sadek and Ibrahim Abdel Gelil. This paper performs an assessment of the water-energy nexus in the municipal sector of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, where the electric energy footprint in the water value chain (groundwater, desalination and wastewater treatment) and the water footprint in electric energy generation (thermal power plants) are quantified using data for the year 2013. › more

Policy Papers  |  17 Apr 2018

Strengthening Climate Resilience in Urban Amazonia // Experiences from Tarapoto and the Cumbaza Watershed in San Martín, Peru

This brief presents a Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus case study of the Cumbaza River watershed in San Martin, Peru. The dynamic socio-ecological pressures and complex water-energy-food system interdependencies that exist in increasingly urbanized Amazon landscapes are discussed.› more

16 Apr 2018

Circle of Blue // America’s Oil Boom Can Not Happen Without Groundwater

By Keith Schneider. Unleashing billions of barrels of oil locked in beds of shale 10,000 feet deep is only possible if the oil industry — and state and federal regulators — safely manage production challenges involving the region’s other primary resource: water.› more

10 Apr 2018

Euractiv // Water-energy nexus: Untying the Gordian knot

The relationship between water and energy is close and fraught with misunderstandings. The European Union has only dipped its toe into the subject, starting with a recent proposal to update the bloc’s drinking water directive. EURACTIV takes a look at the key issues.› more

9 Apr 2018

The Peninsula Qatar // Belmont Forum Approves Qatar’s Research Proposal

The proposal titled "Formulating Sustainable Urban Food, Water and Energy (FEW) strategy by optimising the synergetic effects among food, water and energy sectors" that was submitted by a Qatari team to Belmont Forum for this year has been approved.› more