The 9th World Water Forum: Call for participation in Action Groups and Consultative Groups

General Information The World Water Forum represents one moment every three years where the international community can bring together a diversity of shared knowledge, raise awareness for water issues among political, social and economic decision makers based on shared knowledge, align activities toward a common agenda, and create collective action to reach those shared goals, […]

Internship Opportunity: Food-Energy-Water Systems Analysis (Year-round) Graduate Student Intern

How to Apply Josh’s Water Jobs: Click Here NREL Job Postings: Click Here Job Description A graduate student internship position is available in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) Strategic Energy Analysis Center. NREL is the nation’s primary laboratory for research, development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. We have an opening […]

RES4Africa WEF Nexus Publication

Res4Africa is an institution which works to contribute to policy and regulations necessary to expand the renewable energy sector in Africa. Their three key work streams include transforming goals into policy, policy into action, and action into skills. This is achieved through policy dialogue and advisory services, innovative market solutions, and local capacity building.  Publication: […]

WEF Nexus in Africa Brown Bag Seminar Recap

On January 9th, 2020, faculty and staff at Penn State held a seminar to begin the discussion linking Penn State work in Africa to use of Nexus frameworks and approaches. The seminar was structured around a number of lightning talks about current project activities in Africa, followed by an informal discussion on collaborative opportunities. Objective: […]

Three PhD opportunities: Decision-Driven Advances in Integrated Assessment Modeling of the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Arizona State University, Tufts University, and the University of Maryland are each offering a PhD through NSF INFEWS/T1: Decision-Driven Advances in Integrated Assessment Modeling of the Food-Energy-Water Nexus. The Graduate Research Assistant Position will focus on  developing innovative approaches to integrated planning of FEW systems in the context of major international sustainability challenges in Argentina […]

Nexus Report: Study on the Synergies of the Water, Energy and Food Sectors in Sudan

In response to interest from the Sudanese Ministry of Water Resource, Electricity, and Irrigation, The Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme has recently developed and published their Nexus Assessment Study for Sudan in collaboration with the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD). The Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme states: “This report presents the main findings of the Nexus […]

Call for Abstracts: EGU 2020

Call for Abstracts: EGU 2020 HS5.3.1 Water resources policy and management – managing trade-offs at the nexus between water, food and energy Deadline: 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET As part of the “Water Resources Policy and Management” group of sessions, EGU 2020 will be convening a session focused on water-food-energy-environment nexus trade-offs. If you are […]

Deadline Extended: Call for Papers, Penn State African Studies Program

NEW DEADLINE: December 15th Call for papers for Penn State University’s African Studies Program 7th Annual Conference titled: “Africa on the Rise! 60 years after 1960” The African Studies Program at The Pennsylvania State University, 7th annual conference, on April 17th-18th, 2020, titled “Africa on the Rise! 60 years after 1960,” commemorates the “Year of […]

Nexus Article – One Swallow Does Not Make a Summer: Siloes, Trade-Offs and Synergies in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Read Full Article Here Authors: Matthew Kurian, Christopher Scott, V. Ratna Reddy, Graham Alabaster, Adelaide Nardocci, Kent Portney, Rizaldi Boer, Bryce Hannibal Abstract: Synergies are required to ensure coordination between UN agencies (on norms and indicators), Member States (on coherence of policy instruments) and consumers (on perceptions of safety and affordability of services) to advance […]

SNIP: Chris Scott Seminar

On October 8th, Penn State hosted Christopher Scott for seminar titled: “Sustaining Groundwater Irrigation in Breadbasket Regions: A Water-Energy-Food Nexus Diagnostic Assessment” Prof. Scott serves as Director of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, Professor of Geography and Development, and Director of the Consortium for Arizona-Mexico Arid Environments – all at the University […]