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 […]

Call for Abstracts: 6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity for the Water Sector

The 6th International Symposium for Knowledge and Capacity for the Water Sector is inviting abstracts of high-quality papers with particular attention to knowledge and capacity development across sectors, disciplines, geographies and other boundaries. The Symposium provides a unique opportunity to present to an international, interdisciplinary and cross-sector delegation of water professionals, policy and decision makers, […]

Paper: WEF Nexus and the SDGs

Toward an Understanding of Synergies and Trade-Offs Between Water, Energy, and Food SDG Targets Fader, M., Cranmer, C., Lawford, R., & Engel-Cox, J. (2018). Toward an Understanding of Synergies and Trade-Offs Between Water, Energy, and Food SDG Targets. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 6. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2018.00112 This paper analyzes the interconnectedness of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and […]

Bridge Spark Fund Launch

The Bridge Collaborative has officially launched their Bridge Spark Fund designed to expand the pipeline of integrated solutions needed to solve today’s most pressing global challenges for people and nature. Through this Fund, they will grant four US$150,000 awards – two focused on impact in the U.S., and two on impact in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) – to advance […]

Call for Papers: African Studies Program

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 Africa.” 1960 significantly cascades […]

SNIP: Claudia Ringler Seminar

On September 20th, a seminar and coffee hour with Claudia Ringer was held at Penn State University. Claudia Ringler was appointed deputy division director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at IFPRI in 2011. Claudia manages IFPRI’s Water Research group and since 2015 is also the Natural Resource Management Theme lead. Seminar title: “The […]