Nexus Dialogues on Water Infrastructure Solutions



 
13-15 November 2014 - Beijing, China 

Securing Water for Food and Rural Community under Climate Change

The Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions has focussed on developing renewed attention on major infrastructure development for water, energy, food security and climate change resilience. Since 2013, IUCN and IWA have successfully organized a series of regional workshops in Africa, Latin America, Asia (with UNESCAP) and Central Asia (with EastWest Institute) on the  role of infrastructure in the nexus. The Symposium will produce a set of recommendations, which will establish policy principles for sustainable water infrastructure operation, management and optimization in the nexus.

Symposium Themes

In order to bring together sectoral and integrated best practice, and to make insightful connections between the sectoral components of the nexus, the Symposium will primarily focuses on five themes.

1. Clean technology (Cleantech) for water, energy and food infrastructure solutions
This theme focuses on the use of Cleantech across water infrastructure systems that support the water, energy and food sectors, which involves topics likes wastewater treatment, hydropower, natural infrastructure, closed loop technologies, and environmental engineering – mobilising rapidly growing areas as providers of nexus solutions.

2. Using the nexus to accelerate social development and support water stewardship and corporate engagement
Rapid economic growth and development in emerging economies presents an opportunity to guide and influence the trajectory of planning and construction of infrastructure and technology. This theme focuses on social and economic development approaches, including corporate sector engagement in linking water, energy and food security and accelerating infrastructure development across scales.

3. Influencing pathways of investments for in the nexus
This theme examines money flows channelled into infrastructure and technology especially in emerging economies, and the factors influencing the pathway of these investments to resource water-energy-food nexus solutions.

4. Natural infrastructure/ecosystems in the nexus
Nature is an indispensable part of the infrastructure needed to manage the water-energy-food nexus and its resilience. This theme seeks to promote better understandings of the importance of healthy ecosystems in well-functioning infrastructure built for irrigation, hydropower or municipal water supply, and in achieving the economic returns necessary to justify investments.

5. Power dynamics (policy and institutional change/collaboration) across the nexus
This theme will give special attentions to current and future policies for sustainable water infrastructure operation, management and optimization in the nexus, with the expectation of moving cross-sectoral discussions to implementation mode, focusing on improving the enabling environment to ensure that collaboration and joint solutions lead to shared benefits.



Indonesia Water Learning Week



 
24-26 November 2014 - Jakarta, Indonesia 

Water Security for Indonesia: Examining the Water-Energy-Food Nexus 

With the aim of assessing the current state of the water sector, its inter-linkages with the food and energy sector, and to develop recommendations for the improvement of water management and planning in Indonesia, a 3 daus Indonesian Water Learning Week will be organized which including the topic of Water Energy Food Nexus: Reducing Demand for Water and Modernization of Irrigation (technical and managerial)

 

 

 

Seminar on Reforms in Management of Public Irrigation System



30 - 31 October 2014 - Bangalore, India 

This seminar will encourage engineers, economists, professionals, and administrators involved in the water and agriculture sector to share their experiences and enhance their knowledge by way of participation in session on the various topics of the seminar. This would help to spread awareness of the inter-sectoral linkages of water, food and energy give impetus to reforms in the irrigation sector. 

 

ASEAN Drought Workshop 2015


18-20 August 2015 - Bangkok, Thailand


Drought is a naturally occurring event that causes stress in all ASEAN countries. As part of the purview of ASEAN Working Group on Water Resources Management (AWGWRM), the Government of Thailand is hosting ASEAN Drought Workshop 2015 to provide additional opportunity for sharing of experiences across ASEAN on the ways in which countries respond to drought. Experiences will be shared among representatives of all ASEAN countries and invited international guests.

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World Water Week 2015


23-28 August 2015 - Bangkok, Thailand

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. This year is the jubilee year for both the Week and the Stockholm Water Prize. In 2014, over 3,000 individuals and 270 convening organizations from 143 countries participated in the Week.

Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. We believe water is key to our future prosperity, and that together, we can achieve a water wise world.



Eye on Asia Seminars on 25 August 2015

The overall theme of World Water Week this year is “Water for Development.” In this connection, ADB is organising a day-long Eye on Asia event on August 25 to promote understanding of water security as a key to Asia’s development and its relationship to the upcoming sustainable development goals.

Eye on Asia will include sessions on household water; water for cities; and innovations in water, energy and food.

ADB and FAO will be highlighting the challenges and approaches to addressing water security at the World Water Week this month in Stockholm.



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