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February 2020

E-Learning Course: Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems: The Nexus between Water, Energy and Food

February 10 - July 27

Overview In this course you will become familiar with the ideas of the water-energy-food nexus and transdisciplinary thinking. You will learn to see your community or country as a complex social-ecological system and to describe its water, energy and food metabolism in the form of a pattern, as well as to map the categories of social actors. We will provide you with the tools to measure the nexus elements and to analyze them in a coherent way across scales and…

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March 2020

AGEP Winter School: An interdisciplinary perspective on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

March 16 - March 18
Gustav-Stresemann-Institut, Langer Grabenweg 68
Bonn, 53175 Germany
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Interdisciplinary Workshop for students, DAAD Scholarship Holders and young researchers. Overall topic of the workshop is the scientific coverage of the so-called water, energy and food nexus by an interdisciplinary approach. With this interdisciplinary approach the interlinkages, similarities but also differences of the mentioned three sectors, new insights and different perspectives will be achieved and a deeper understanding will be created. Another focus lies on the network benefits of this workshop, which arise when students, scholars and interested people will…

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June 2020

Dresden Nexus Conference

June 3 - June 5

The third Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2020) will take place 3–5 June 2020 under the theme “Circular Economy in a Sustainable Society”. Dresden is one of Germany's most dynamic cities; the capital of Saxony is known for its indomitably pioneering approach, advancements in high technology, and strong research landscape. DNC2020 aims to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable economy by focusing on identifying and discussing the concepts that nexus thinking offers to support the transition towards a circular economy. A Nexus Approach shares many synergies with…

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Desalination for the Environment: Clean Water and Energy Conference

June 7 - June 11
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Alfredo Kraus Auditorium + Google Map

The International Conference on desalination organized by the European Desalination Society (EDS) is to be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria from 7th to 11th June 2020 at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium. The conference that will take place in Gran Canaria will be entitled “Desalination for the Environment: Clean Water and Energy”, and will be dedicated to advances in the universal supply of drinking water at an affordable economic and energy cost. This event takes place every two years and manages…

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September 2020

Conference on Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus scientific advances in the Mediterranean region

September 22 - September 23

The 2020 WEFE Nexus Science Advances Conference is organised by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) and the Cyprus Institute to address the role of science as a driver of innovation and its interface with the policymaking process. Rationale Sustainable development in the Mediterranean region is facing a combination of challenges that are likely to undermine livelihoods. The Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus is gaining increasing…

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March 2021

The 9th World Water Forum

March 22, 2021 - March 27, 2021

The 9th World Water Forum will take place in Dakar from 22 to 27 March 2021. The objective of Senegal and the World Water Council is to organize a more socially, politically and economically effective Forum, a catalyst for action for commitments on water and sanitation, a connected Forum, linked to the agendas, platforms and commitments on SDGs, the Sendai agreement on natural risks and disasters, the Paris agreement on climate, Africa's 2063 agenda, etc. The Forum will also be…

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