Nexus 2018: Water, Food, Energy and Climate

  • DATE / TIME:
    2018/04/16    07:30 - 2018/04/18    14:00
    United States

    This conference will focus on the Nexus Approach to water, food, energy, and climate. The aim of the conference is to facilitate space for the development of collaborative work and focus on the: science-policy interface; partnerships; solutions; review of the Sustainable Development Goal; sharing of tools, indicators and methodologies; and the identification of knowledge gaps. It will build on recognising and respecting the work that sector experts are engaged with while also addressing some key challenges that will require a Nexus approach.

    Below is a list of the sessions and presentations from UNU-FLORES experts at the event.


    • Solomon Gebrechorkos 
      “Climate Variability and Change in East Africa: The Role of the Nexus Approach”
      16 April, 6:00–7:00 Poster Presentation
      The presentation focuses on long-term changes and variability in climate in East Africa using high resolution of climate data. It provides clear visualisation of seasonal and annual changes in rainfall and temperature and helps identify sustainable adaptation measures. In addition, the findings support the application of the water-food-energy-climate Nexus Approach.
    • Mathew Kurian 
      16 April, 14:30–16:00 Panellist in “Session 3: Cross-Cutting Issues for the Nexus Themes”,“The Nexus as Development Practice”
      17 April, 11:40–13:00 Oral Presentation in session “Making Science Relevant to Nexus Policy Making”“Revisiting Watershed Management: A Water-Energy-Food Nexus Perspective on the Challenge of Eutrophication”
      17 April, 17:00-18:00, Oral Presentation in Session “Water Infrastructure”


    Session 4: Nexus Partnerships: Sharing Experiences and Lessons Learned

    See also the programme here.


    The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is organising its second Nexus Conference. The first one took place in 2014. This conference addresses the nexus between Water-Energy-Food and Climate.


    Friday Conference Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    100 Friday Center Drive
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina,
    United State of America