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News  |  10 Oct 2017

Kofi Annan // Delivering water, food and energy security for all

"We need to explore how the water, food, and energy nexus can support agricultural development and food and nutrition security," says Kofi Annan, speaking at the ‘Making Waves’ conference in Afsluitdijk, the Netherlands, on 7 September 2017.› more

Jobs  |   9 Oct 2017

NSF-funded Graduate Student Opportunities // "Bridging Divides across the Food, Energy, and Water Nexus" at University of Montana, USA

Applicants are sought for a NSF-funded graduate traineeship (National Research Traineeship; NRT) at the University of Montana, UM BRIDGES: Bridging Divides across the Food, Energy, and Water Nexus. Fellowships are available for PhD and MS students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) disciplines, including in the Departments of Ecosystem & Conservation Sciences, Geosciences, Economics, Environmental Studies, Forest Management, and Society & Conservation. › more

News  |  28 Sep 2017

Asia // Water, Energy, Food can’t be seen separately

By Joydeep Gupta. Climate change is making it imperative that the nexus between the three is integrated into all development plans. You need water and energy to grow food. You need water to generate energy, even in a solar farm. You need energy to pump water. The water-energy-food nexus is a no-brainer, so why is it so often ignored? The answer depends on who’s answering.› more

News  |  26 Sep 2017

Research // NSF awards $36.6 million in new food-energy-water system grants

The US National Science Foundation supports research into how to provide food, energy and water security for Earth's increasing population.› more

Workshops  |  18 Oct 2017

Workshop // 2nd Urban Water-Energy-Food (W-E-F) Nexus

This workshop is co-organized by the Water Future Programme of Future Earth and ICLEI, and funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Environment and Consumer Protection, a TUM Global Incentive Fund and the IGCS in cooperation with DAAD.› more

Workshops  |  18 Oct 2017

Workshop // Urban Water-Energy-Food (W-E-F) Nexus, Chennai, India

The aim of the workshop is to discuss potential case study cities in Germany and India for planned ​W-E-F Nexus pilot projects, to co-author a funding proposal for this, and to co-author a WEF Nexus special issue in a peer-reviewed journal. The key element of these planned​ pilot projects is decentralised urban water reclamation and reuse for bio-energy production and urban agriculture irrigation.› more

Panel Discussions  |  17 Oct 2017

Planetary Security Conference 2017 // Water-Energy-Food Security in the MENA Region (C1)

How do you manage critical resources in a region facing heightened tensions, long-term conflict and climate change impacts? This event will explore this question by bringing together and encouraging dialogue between experts and policy makers from the Middle East and North Africa.› more

Policy Papers  |  17 Oct 2017

Policy Brief // The Natural Resources and Security Nexus

By Yulia Aleshchenkova, Alberto Pallecchi, Kitty van der Heijden and Tim Sweijs. This Issue Brief summarizes the key takeaways of a meeting of a Global Expert Group that convened at the Future Force Conference held in The Hague, the Netherlands, in February 2017. The Brief highlights the contributions by principal experts from the panel and the audience and outlines ten recommendations for future action.› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  17 Oct 2017

Project Report // Options for a Nexus Coordination Mechanism for the League of Arab States

By Alexander Carius and Annika Kramer. One important step in the process of WEF Nexus mainstreaming in Arab regional policies and institutions is to improve coordination and collaboration across sectoral activities, initiatives, policies and strategies within the League of Arab States (LAS). This will contribute to leverage cross-sectoral synergies and minimize trade-offs. The aim of this input paper is to identify institutional settings in favour of mainstreaming of a WEF-nexus approach within LAS.› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  17 Oct 2017

Project Report // Regional Policy Guidelines for Mainstreaming the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

By Alexander Carius and Annika Kramer. The aim of this policy guide is to suggest institutional set-ups and procedures in support of mainstreaming a WEF-nexus approach in LAS policies, strategies and activities. It is part of a series of studies and policy guides prepared within the assignment “Mainstreaming the Water-Energy-Food Security (WEF) Nexus into Policies and Institutions in the MENA Region”.› more

6 Oct 2017

The Independent // Water evaporation could provide vast amounts of renewable energy, find scientists

By Ian Johnston. A machine has been invented that can turn the movement of bacterial spores as air humidity changes into electricity› more

1 Sep 2017

Water-Energy Nexus // Turkey tests first floating 260 kW solar power plant in Istanbul

Turkey got its first floating solar plant on August 4 when a solar array of 250 kW became operational on lake Buyukcekmece lake outside Istanbul as a test which could lead to more similar facilities on lakes and reservoirs. The floating power plant was set up by Istanbul Energy and the Istanbul Water and Sewage department (ISKI) under a tender published in August 2016.› more

31 Aug 2017

tagesschau // 160,000 solar panels on the water

In Huainan, China, a very special solar power plant has been put into operation. Where only a few farmers lived a few years ago, some 160,000 solar modules are now swimming on a lake. The floating power plant has advantages, but also disadvantages.› more