World Bank Blog: Examining the pandemic’s impact on the irrigation and drainage sector and opportunities for recovery

About Title: Examining the pandemic’s impact on the irrigation and drainage sector and opportunities for recovery Authors: Peiter Waalewijn, Karin Krchnak, Ijsbrand Harko de Jong, Sventlana Valieva Published: 22 June 2020 “Every industry, sector, and economy has suffered from the devastating effects of COVID-19. The irrigation and drainage (I&D) sector is no exception, as the […]

eDNC2020 Session: Towards a Nexus Knowledge Agenda

About EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) and the Nexus Project Cluster jointly organized a session during eDNC2020, the Dresden Nexus Conference, which was held June 3-5. The session was entitled ‘Towards a nexus knowledge agenda’ and some 170 people participated. The purpose of the session was to identify knowledge gaps with a […]

Document: The Water, Energy and Food security Nexus Principles

About The Nexus Regional Dialogues Programme has produced The Water-Energy-Food security Nexus Principles guide towards the application, implementation and operationalisation of the Water-Energy-Food security Nexus (WEF Nexus) approach in different contexts. The Principles were developed by practitioners based on their experience and grounded in research. The WEF Nexus Principles are based on the human rights and the […]

PhD Opportunity: Energy-Water-Nexus – Development of a modelling framework for the integrated energy and water planning in water-scarce countries

The Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Stuttgart seeks a highly motivated PhD student providing a substantial contribution to close existing research gaps in the coupled energy and water analysis. New methods and models have to be developed for the planning of integrated energy-water systems with high geographical and spatial […]

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

A graduate student internship position is available in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL; U.S. Department of Energy) Strategic Energy Analysis Center. NREL is the primary laboratory for research, development, and deployment of renewable energy technologies in the United States. For more information and to apply click here Job Description A graduate student internship position […]

Podcast: Why the energy and food nexus is critical in refugee context

Let’s Talk Trees A podcast series created by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) which aim to address the science of forestry, agroforestry and landscapes through stories, real-life experiences and the lives of people communities around the world. The aim is to make knowledge and information more human, […]

Job Opportunity: Student research position available with UNU-FLORES

UNU-FLORES is currently accepting applications for a Student Assistant (research) position focused on addressing sustainable development from a WEF nexus approach. Applications due by June 30th 2020 About UNU-FLORES The mission of UNU-FLORES is to contribute, through research, capacity development and dissemination of knowledge, to the resolution of pressing challenges in the area of sustainable […]

Call for Proposals: Grand Challenges Africa

Deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Grand Challenges Africa Round 11 Transition to Scale Innovation Call  2  Call opens: 22nd May 2020 at 17.00 East Africa Time  Call closes: 30th June 2020 at 23:00 East Africa Time  Grand Challenges Africa is honored to extend an invitation to ALL groups that meet the eligibility criteria and have proof of concept results for science-based innovations to participate in the Transition to Scale grants call for proposals. Grand Challenges Africa (GC Africa) is a program of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS).   This call […]

GBIF’s BID programme: 2020 call for proposals from Sub-Saharan Africa

BID call for proposals: Sub-Saharan Africa 2020 The Biodiversity Information for Development programme aims to enhance capacity for effective data mobilization and use for sustainable development: DEADLINE: 27 AUGUST 2020 GBIF is pleased to invite the submission of concept notes for project funding from sub-Saharan Africa through Biodiversity Information for Development (BID), a programme funded by the Directorate-General for […]

Nexus Interview: From Climate Change to Covid19: How the Nexus Approach can enhance Sustainable Development

From Climate Change to Covid19: How the Nexus Approach can enhance Sustainable Development The Water, Energy, & Food Security Resource Platform recently interviewed Claudia Ringler, Deputy Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), on her experiences while working in the Nexus field as well as the […]