Call To Action For Water, Energy, And Food Security

Mar 15th, 2013 | By | Category: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climatic Changes in Himalayas, Ecosystem Functions, Energy, Food, International Agencies, Land, Lessons, News, Population, Resilience, Vulnerability

shutterstock_small_80441IUCN and the International Water Association (IWA)  launch the Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions.The goal is to building partnerships for innovation in water, food, and energy security.

The Dialogue recognises how the close interaction between water, energy and food – the nexus – has led to new demands for water infrastructure and technology solutions. Water, energy and food security all rely on water infrastructure, such as wetlands, watersheds, rivers and floodplains. Projections show that in 2050 global population will have increased to 9 billion people and 70% more food will be needed. Over 70% of global water availability is used for agricultural production. Electricity generated from water, hydropower, provides 20% of the world’s electricity and is the main energy source for more than 30 countries.

Considering such statistics, the Nexus Dialogue or the integrated approach on Water-Energy-Food security is a call to action to those leading transformations in water infrastructure planning, financing and operation. It provides a forum for sharing experiences, lessons, tools and guidelines on how portfolios of water infrastructure and technologies can address the challenge of sustained provision of water, energy and food for the future.

Innovative professionals in farming, energy-production, natural resource management, and engineering have the experience and hold practical knowledge to address this challenge, however it may not be shared or be accessible. Working across sectors, the Nexus Dialogue will provide the unique opportunity to share the experiences available and solutions emerging around the world.

You can join the Nexus Dialogue and submit contributions through the new website; please visit

By joining us on social media through Twitter @WaterNexus and Facebook, you will stay updated on new submissions, news items, videos, and activities taking place.

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2 Comments to “Call To Action For Water, Energy, And Food Security”

  1. Pradeep Mahapatra says:

    Big congrats for keeping us informed on the emerging issues and updates. Shall be happy to know what would the options for engaging UDYAMA as one of the potential partners in community resilience linking DRR and Climate Justice. UDYAMA is one of the implementing and facilitating community led processes for livelihoods resilience in urban, rural and coastal areas. We express our willingness to be pat of. If so, Please do post me mails at

  2. It was my first experience to visit this site. I am doing Ph.D (Agriculture Economics) in PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi. My research area of interest is “Adaptation to Climate Change in Agriculture”. I am much hopeful that it will be good sharing mechanism for us. Please do post me mails at

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