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Job Vacancy // Senior Policy Officer for Water, Food and Energy Nexus in the Gulf region at the Netherlands Embassy in Abu Dhabi

The Netherlands Embassy in Abu Dhabi is looking for a Senior Policy Officer that can work energetically to achieve regional cooperation on the water, food and energy nexus. The full-time position (35 hours/ week) will be available for 36 months (3 years). Deadline for applications is 28 June 2018.

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Nexus in Central Asia // European Union Supports Investment to Foster Water, Energy and Food Security in Central Asia

On 7 June 2018, the second meeting of the Nexus Regional Steering Committee dedicated to the development of a portfolio of investment projects to foster water, energy and food security in Central Asia was held in Tashkent.

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Нексус в Центральной Азии // ЕС Поддерживает Инвестиции Для Укрепления Водной, Энергетической и Продовольственной Безопасности

7 июня 2018 года состоялось второе заседание Регионального координационного комитета Нексус, созданного для формирования портфеля инвестиционных проектов для укрепления водной, энергетической и продовольственной безопасности в Центральной Азии.

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Atelier Nexus à Bamako// Mieux structurer ce que nous savons déjà

Par Richard Sagno. L'atelier Nexus à Bamako les 2 et 3 mai 2018 a réuni plus de 40 professionnels pour discuter du Nexus et partager leur expérience d'un large éventail d'institutions et de projets. L'approche Nexus, c'était clair, permet de mieux fixer les priorités et de réduire les externalités indésirables.

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Conferences, Forums and Symposiums

First Palestine International Water Forum 2018 // Integrated Water Resources Management: Best Practices and Technology Transfer

The focus of the First Palestine International Water Forum is to present real-world experiences in IWRM, to discuss "lessons learnt" and explore innovative perspectives beyond current IWRM practices. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus is one of the topics of the event.

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Workshops

C-EENRG // Food-Water-Energy Nexus Workshop

The workshop is organised in the context of the project BRIDGE: Building Resilience In a Dynamic Global Economy: Complexity across scales in the Brazilian Food-Water-Energy Nexus.

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Circular Economy

FowariM 2nd Summer School // "Circular Economy in the Water and Agriculture Sectors"

The 2nd FOWARIM Summer School will take place in Malta from 2 to 6 July 2018 at the premises of MCAST, the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology. Come to debate the topic of circular economy in the water and agriculture sectors with a panel of international teachers, together with students, researchers and workers. 5 days of lessons, 2 field visits, networking lunchs and coffee breaks. Mixed activities and practices, including the creation of a business model with the LEGO SERIOUS PLAY...

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Sanitation and Wastewater

Seminar at the Singapore International Water Week 2018 // Dealing with the Sanitation Nexus: The Need for Technology Disruption

Conventional reticulated sanitation require high investment costs, and substantial access to energy and water to operate the systems. Against the challenges of water security, availability, climate variability, rising energy costs and growing concerns of new and emerging pathogens, the questions posed is whether this model can be sustainable into the future. Especially at a time when global utilities and governments are increasing effort to meet the SDG targets which, for the sanitation...

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Sanitation and Wastewater

Tratamiento de aguas residuales // Elemento necesario en una economía circular

Por Diego Juan Rodriguez. A nivel mundial, la mayor parte de las aguas residuales no se recoge ni se somete a ningún tratamiento. Las aguas residuales son un recurso valioso, pero a menudo son vistas como una carga de la que hay deshacerse. Es necesario cambiar esta percepción. Este artículo de blog del Banco Mundial ofrece ideas para un cambio de paradigma en América Latina.

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

Nexusing Charcoal in South Mozambique // A Proposal To Integrate the Nexus Charcoal-Food-Water Analysis With a Participatory Analytical and Systemic Tool

By: Ricardo Martins. Nexus analysis identifies and explores the synergies and trade-offs between energy, food and water systems, considered as interdependent systems interacting with contextual drivers (e.g., climate change, poverty). The nexus is thus a valuable analytical and policy design supporting tool to address the widely discussed links between bioenergy, food and water. In fact, the Nexus provides a more integrative and broad approach in relation to the single isolated system approach...

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Podcasts and audio recordings

Resultados del Diálogo Regional LAC // Sesión 10: “Conclusiones y Recomendaciones”

Esta sesión de clausura resume los resultados del diálogo y formula recomendaciones para la aplicación del enfoque Nexus en la región de América Latina y el Caribe. Descargue aquí las presentaciones y grabaciones de audio de la sesión 10 del Diálogo Regional Político-Técnico sobre “El Nexo entre el Agua, la Energía y la Alimentación”, que se celebró en la sede de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) en Santiago de Chile, los días 14 y 15 de mayo de 2018.

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Podcasts and audio recordings

Resultados del Diálogo Regional LAC // Sesión 9: “Nexo Agua-Energía-Alimentación: Planes y Demandas Nacionales”

¿Qué tipo de apoyo necesitan los países de América Latina y el Caribe para implementar el enfoque Nexus? ¿Qué proyectos Nexus les pueden identificar e implantar? Descargue aquí las presentaciones y grabaciones de audio de la sesión 9 del Diálogo Regional Político-Técnico sobre “El Nexo entre el Agua, la Energía y la Alimentación”, que se celebró en la sede de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL) en Santiago de Chile, los días 14 y 15 de mayo de 2018.

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Media

Nature // Six Research Priorities for Cities and Climate Change

Xuemei Bai and colleagues call for long-term, cross-disciplinary studies to reduce carbon emissions and urban risks from global warming. ‘Nexus approaches’ that trace linkages between water, food and energy systems should be extended to other sectors, to understand the relationships between infrastructure provision, inequality and resilience.

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وزارة الخارجية والتعاون الدولي // دولة الإمارات تشارك في اجتماع المجلس الوزاري العربي للمياه بالكويت

ترأس سعادة الدكتور مطر حامد النيادي وكيل وزارة الطاقة والصناعة وفد الدولة المشارك في اجتماع الدورة العاشرة للمجلس الوزاري العربي للمياه بدولة الكويت الشقيقة. وتم خلال الاجتماع مناقشه الخطة التنفيذية لاستراتيجية الأمن المائي في المنطقة العربية لمواجهة التحديات والمتطلبات المستقبلية للتنمية المستدامة واستعراض جهود الدول العربية بشأن استدامة موارد المياه وحمايتها من الاستغلال المفرط والتلوث. كما تم التركيز على أهمية الترابط بين المياه والطاقة والغذاء وضرورة تحقيق التوازن بينها.

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UAE Ministry of Energy & Industry // UAE takes part in meeting of Arab Ministerial Water Council in Kuwait

Dr. Matar Hamed Al Neyadi, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, presided over the participating UAE delegation at the 10th session of the Arab Ministerial Water Council in Kuwait. They drew attention to the importance of the interrelationship between water, energy and food and the need to achieve balance among them.

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