2014 Nexus Conference

Examining the Thinking and Actions Related to the Nexus Approach

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22 July 2013 | Announcement

The conference is hosted by the Water Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators and will take place from 3 until 7 March 2014.

 
About the Conference

The Water Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and collaborators will host a conference on March 3-7, 2014 to examine the thinking and actions related to a nexus approach. The co-Directors of the conference will be Felix Dodds, Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute, and Jamie Bartram, Director of the Water Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, supported by an International Advisory Committee. The conference will bring together scientists and practitioners working in government, civil society, and business and other stakeholders focusing on the questions of how and why the nexus approach is, and can be, used on international and local levels.

 
Main conference themes
  • Building on the Water, Food and Energy Nexus Conference held in Bonn Germany in 2011, this conference aims to address four connected, but distinct relationships, with water being the central node of each nexus:
    • Water-Climate
    • Water-Energy
    • Water-Food
    • Energy-Food
 
Broad themes
  • Economics and Finance of the Nexus
  • Politics, Policy, and Regulation
  • Ecosystem Approaches and Resilience
  • Resource Scarcity and Security
  • Remote Sensing and GIS Approaches
 
Conference participants will aim to,
  • Learn from relevant case studies & examine cutting-edge research
  • Identify future research areas
  • Debate emerging solutions
  • Identify how science can inform policy processes
  • Build new, or strengthen, existing networks
  • Launch the Nexus Academic-Practitioner Network
 
Save the date

The Nexus Conference will run from March 3rd to 7th, 2014 at the Friday Center, Chapel Hill North Carolina.

For more information visit: nexusconference.web.unc.edu

 

This announcement was originally posted on the NEXUS. To read the original announcement, click here.