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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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April 2020

Africa Climate Week

April 20 - April 24

UPDATE: Event Postponed - dates to be announced Overview Africa Climate Week 2020 will convene under the theme, ‘Partnering for Transformation towards a Low-carbon Climate-resilient and Prosperous Africa: Managing Risks, Seizing Opportunities’. The event aims to mobilize and enhance partnerships and collaborative approaches, including to respond to the urgent need to understand the risks and impacts of climate change and integrate this knowledge in planning at all levels and in all sectors. Africa Climate Week 2020 will bring together representatives…

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May 2020

Sustainable Energy for All Forum

May 26 - May 28

UPDATE: Event Postponed "Sustainable Energy for ALL (SEforALL) has decided to postpone the SEforALL Forum in Kigali, Rwanda to 16-18 February 2021. This decision has been taken to ensure the health and well-being of participants considering the COVID-19 situation and as a result of in-depth discussions with our host, the Government of Rwanda, the United Nations and the SEforALL Administrative Board." Overview The 2020 SEforALL Forum will focus on the need to act with urgency and ambition in order to…

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

May 27 - May 29

About The 6th International Symposium on Knowledge and Capacity Development: From Capacity Development to Implementation Science will bring together scholars, decision-makers and practitioners to discuss the current and future role of capacity development within policy, operational practice and education. As in previous years, the event will act as a catalyst to build commitment among participants, leading to future action and collaboration. For this 6th edition, which will take place online, the Symposium will pay particular attention to effective implementation and aim to…

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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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October 2020

WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium

October 28 - October 30
Elephant Hills Resort Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe + Google Map

About The WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposia have been held annually in the Eastern and Southern African region for the past 20 years. The Symposium promotes interaction among policymakers, academics, practitioners from water and related sectors, and cooperating partners. Together, they identify regional issues, gaps and priorities that require further research and support. Great emphasis will be placed on integration of knowledge, particularly involving scholars from the natural, medical and social sciences. The 21st WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium will be held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 28th – 30th October…

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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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