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Jobs  |  13 Feb 2017

Vacancy // Intern at Food & Water Europe

Food & Water Europe is currently recruiting for a Campaigns intern for its Brussels office. The person must be committed to Food & Water Europe’s values, vision and mission and interested in fighting for safe food, clean water and a sustainable energy system. The person will work with a small, dedicated team to help in the development of campaigns on fracking, energy and water.› more

News  |  13 Feb 2017

The Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus Call is open for applications - Info and matchmaking webinar on February 16

The Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus brings together research and expertise across the globe to find innovative new solutions to the Food-Water-Energy Nexus challenge. The call is a joint call by Belmont Forum and JPI Urban Europe and is open for applications until March 15, 2017. On February 16, a webinar informs about the call with webinar participants having the opportunity to pitch their projects. › more

Scholarships  |  10 Feb 2017

PhD Programme // Integrated Management of Water, Soil and Waste, Dresden/Germany

UNU-FLORES and Technische Universität Dresden are now accepting applications from graduates in engineering, social sciences, and natural sciences for their joint PhD Programme in Integrated Management of Water, Soil and Waste. The tuition-free programme aims at creating a new generation of environmental scientists, engineers, and managers, to conduct, promote, and provide guidance on the sustainable management of water, soil, and waste.› more

Scholarships  |   9 Feb 2017

Funded PhD Scholarship // Water-Energy Nexus at the NUI Galway/Ireland

The links between energy usage and water are not clearly understood or recognised and thus water consumption is not considered as being intertwined with energy/electricity usage. Additionally, the water footprint of energy/electricity production is not usually considered, even though water is a scarce resource in many places. This project will firstly identify the water related electricity use at different spatial scales to define the “electricity footprint” of water use. On the other side, whole life-cycle connections between water and energy will be defined, and the “water footprint” of electricity production modelled. › more

Event  |  21 Feb 2017

Session at DNC 2017 // Knowledge management and transfer for adoption of a nexus approach and achieving SDGs

The complexity of the nexus and of the full range of SDGs poses challenges for science and implementation. A critical step is the effective knowledge transfer to/between involved stakeholders, which cannot be a uni-directional process. Also the process of decision-making should follow a structured approach. Therefore, this session will particularly consider approaches and platforms for knowledge management and transfer, enabling peer to peer and south-south learning.› more

Event  |  21 Feb 2017

Session at DNC 2017 // New and refined approaches supporting the implementation of a Nexus Approach

The need for and the (potential) benefits of implementing integrated resources management seems rather straightforward from a scientific perspective, but implementation remains challenging. Among the many aspects of this science-policy divide, this session will particularly consider approaches and platforms for stakeholder involvement, including ICT and visualization tools, but also governance arrangements.› more

Event  |  21 Feb 2017

Session at DNC 2017 // A systematic approach to map SDG interactions for practical decision-making

The session will discuss new results of projects and activities (lead by ICSU, German Committee Future Earth, SDSN and Future Earth) developed together with the scientific community and debated with several key stakeholders. The session will deal with practical decision-making, science-policy linkages, research needs and the role of science in SDG implementation processes.› more

Slides  |  21 Feb 2017

Research Presentation // "How Food, Energy, & Water Converge in the Southwest"

University of Arizona researchers are researching the Water-Energy-Food Nexus, exploring ways to address its scientific, technological, and societal challenges. In part, this is due to the UA’s location in the hottest of the North American deserts — the Sonoran Desert — with its exceptional biodiversity.› more

Videos  |  17 Feb 2017

Water-Energy-Food Nexus Interview // Karl Falkenberg, European Commission

Interview with Karl Falkenberg, Director General at the DG Environment at the European Commission, in the context of the IIEA Nexus seminar: "Understanding the Water-Energy-Food Nexus", 3 Sept 2013› more

Videos  |  17 Feb 2017

Water-Energy-Food Nexus Interview // David Norman, SAB Miller

Interview with David Norman, Senior Manager for Sustainable Development Management, in the context of the IIEA Nexus seminar: "Understanding the Water-Energy-Food Nexus", 3 Sept 2013› more

21 Feb 2017

The New Times (Rwanda) // The Nile: A source of energy, food and water for all

By Sam Cheptoris, Chairman of the Nile Council of Ministers, and Minister of Water and Environment, Uganda. River Nile is a transboundary resource shared by 11 countries in the Nile Basin, each with different and, sometimes, conflicting interests. This scarce resource is a source of water, energy and food, all of which are essential to human well-being, poverty reduction and sustainable development.› more

21 Feb 2017

Australian Associated Press // Water could power Australia's future

By Katina Curtis/Australian Associated Press. The federal government wants to use taxpayer funds to support new pumped hydro electricity generation across Australia. Only three pumped hydro schemes exist in Australia at the moment. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has given $54 million to a Queensland project that will convert an old mine into a solar farm and pumped hydro generator, and it's expected more projects will follow. But there are thousands more sites where pumped hydro could be viable› more

16 Feb 2017

Manila Bulletin // DOE eyes deeper study and assessment of impact of water-food-energy nexus

By Myrna M. Velasco. The Department of Energy (DOE) is targeting to assess and study deeper the full impact of food-water-energy nexus; or what global experts would refer to as the “linkage of a thirsty triangle.” Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said this was among the topics highlighted during the recently concluded discussions at the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) that he attended in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates last month.› more