Africa Water and Sanitation Week 2021

The 8th Africa Water Week (AWW8) and the 6th Africa Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene (AfricaSan6) are being jointly organized this year as a virtual conference on 22-26 November. Joined together as the Africa Water and Sanitation Week (AWSW), the conference is convened by the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) in conjunction with the […]

Nexus Project Cluster Workshop: Advancing the Nexus for Science and Policy

The objective of the virtual workshop is to update participants on recent Nexus Cluster initiatives. Projects that have started in the previous year will be presented, and emerging nexus-related research topics introduced and discussed. The workshop will provide a platform for high-level interaction and project groups to exchange their experiences. Additional discussion points include the Nexus […]

Reporting on climate change complexity in the Mediterranean region

Mediterranean countries are facing a set of complex and interrelated challenges that are increasing climate change vulnerability of the region – many of which are directly related to water, energy and food production, distribution and use. These three elements are inextricably linked. Water is used for energy production, and energy is the dominant cost factor in […]

WE4F Southern and Central Regional Innovation Hub hosts webinar: Expression of Interest from Services Providers

The Water and Energy for Food (WE4F) Southern and Central Africa Regional Innovation Hub (S/C Africa RIH) invites service providers, vendors and consultants to submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) to become part of a qualified pool of service providers who will be invited to bid on procurement opportunities published from January - June 2022. […]

Water, Land, and Ecosystem (WLE) Legacy Symposium

This WLE symposium will celebrate the achievements and impacts of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) which will close following a ten-year journey in December 2021. The event will demonstrate the science-driven, practical innovations that WLE has generated to address critical climate challenges and advance the transition to more equitable, productive, […]

The 4th Mediterranean Water Forum 2021

Between the 6th and 8th December 2021, the Energy and Water Agency (EWA) of Malta, in collaboration with the Mediterranean Water Institute (IME) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), shall be hosting the 4th Mediterranean Water Forum in Malta. Initiated in Marrakech in 2011, the Mediterranean Water Forum is intended to be a regional event that brings together the main stakeholders in the Mediterranean […]

The Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus: From Research to Practice

Water, energy and food security are deeply interconnected. Each of these sectors depends on and sustains the others. An understanding of the interdependencies of natural resources and their planning, management and consumption is at the heart of the Water, Energy, Food security and Eco-systems (WEFE) Nexus approach. Applying the WEFE Nexus approach enables us to […]

Transforming food systems for better nutrition, health, and prosperity

Over the course of the past two years, and in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, the UN Secretary-General’s Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) has engaged world leaders and thousands of people from around the world in an ambitious effort to accelerate actions towards more sustainable, equitable, and healthier food systems and realising the 17 Sustainable Development […]

Water for Climate Action: Reducing GHG Emissions

Scientists say we have less than a decade to act on climate and secure a livable future. This hits home in the water sector, where climate impacts show up first and most often. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that water is also part of the climate solution. Over 10 percent of global greenhouse gas […]

Beyond traditional financing models for Smallholders and other End-users in the WEF-Nexus: Challenges and Innovative solutions

The fourth session of the 2nd Round of Webinar on Water-Energy-Food focuses on Nexus SOLUTIONS. In rural areas around the globe access to finance is a prerequisite for the sustainable development of end-users (e.g. smallholder farmers and agri-food SMEs). Without access to finance, end-users of the water-energy-food nexus face extreme hardships to grow their businesses […]