The water-energy-food nexus and COVID-19: Towards a systematization of impacts and responses

Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity to examine the impacts of system-wide crises on key supply sectors such as water, energy and food. These sectors are becoming increasingly interlinked in environmental policy-making and with regard to achieving supply security. There is a pressing need for a systematization of impacts and responses beyond individual disruptions. […]

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus Index: A Tool for Integrated Resource Management and Sustainable Development

Abstract The Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus has, in the past decade, gained prominence as an approach for assessing integrated resource management. One challenge related to the WEF nexus approach is how to represent and monitor it since a system that includes water-, energy-and food-related parameters is complex. Not only are these resources quantified utilizing different units, […]

Call For Proposals: The Cracking the Nut® Advisory Committee invites interested persons to submit proposals to present at Cracking the Nut: Building Resilient Food, Water & Energy Systems Conference

The Context For the first time, the Cracking the Nut® Conference will adopt a fully virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 Conference’s primary topic for this year is, “Building Resilient Food, Water & Energy Systems” which is particularly essential today, as the world grapples with a worldwide health and environmental crisis and […]

Vacancy // Master’s or PhD Assistantship in WEF Nexus research in urban farming systems at UDC

Job Type: Master’s or PhD Assistantship Job Description: The University of the District Columbia (UDC) is seeking a PhD or Master’s student to be appointed as a Research Assistant to conduct food-energy-water (FEW) nexus research in urban farming systems with the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and […]

Job Opportunity: Research Associate at HARC (HOUSTON ADVANCED RESEARCH CENTER) Spring, TX 77381

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION: Research Associate – Energy Water Climate Nexus Department: Research Operations Office/Group: Environment Reports to: Program Director, Clean Energy Salary: $47,500 – $75,000 a year Job Type: Full-time GENERAL PURPOSE OF JOB: The Research Associate – Energy Water Climate Nexus is responsible for performing basic or applied research, research management, and proposal development […]

Internship Opportunity: Aqueduct Platform & Research, Water Program

Water Program Overview: WRI’s Water Program works with businesses, governments, and civil society to ensure a water-secure future – addressing both water quantity and quality challenges. We do this through several projects and initiatives around the world. We conduct economic and other analyses to identify water-related challenges globally and, we identify solutions—such as restoring ecosystem services—to […]

Job Opportunity: Global Water Director

Job summary: WRI seeks a Global Director to take its ambitious, world-class Water Program to the “next level” and achieve our vision. The Global Director will be responsible for the Water Program’s overall strategy, management, thought leadership, and fundraising. This involves not only managing the Program but also leveraging WRI’s global network of offices and […]

JRC Technical Reports: Water Energy-Food Nexus Interaction Assessment

Renewable energy sources to support water access and quality in West Africa by Kougias I., Szabó S., Scarlat N., Monforti F., Banja M., Bódis K., Moner-Girona M. Abstract: Mitigating the big challenges of access to clean water, energy and poverty in Africa requires integrated solutions. The analysis of issues related to the water, energy, food […]


BEIRUT – The Water and Energy for Food Grand Challenge (WE4F) Middle East and North Africa Regional Innovation Hub (MENA RIH), primarily funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Netherlands, announced the 17 winners of the MENA Call for Innovations. The winners will be onboarded and receive support in the form of grants, […]