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2015 Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture: Localizing water and food security

Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture: Localizing water and food security – now available on line: Rabi H. Mohtar (2015) Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture: Localizing water and food security, Water International, 40:4, 559-567, DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2015.1084209 download

2015 IWRA Ven Te Chow Memorial Award – Prof. Rabi H. Mohtar

2015 IWRA Ven Te Chow Memorial Award – XVth World Water Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland – Prof. Rabi H. Mohtar (lecture: Thursday 28 May, 14:45,  EICC- Pentland Full Suite Level 3.) The Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture, one of the most prestigious awards of the IWRA, named after Prof. Ven Te Chow, first President of IWRA, an eminent water scientist and leading figure in water resources in the second half of the 20th Century. The Memorial Award was instituted by IWRA in his memory, and is presented at its triennial World… Read More →

IUCN/IWA Nexus Dialogue: Case Studies

The ‘Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions’, underway since September 2012, focuses on consensus building on the central challenge of the water, energy and food security nexus: how to optimize dam operations and water infrastructure solutions, including built and natural infrastructure options, for overall benefits to people, nature and sustainable economic development. The project is building a global dialogue platform on water infrastructure solutions for the nexus. ‘Reference’ case studies that contribute to this global dialogue are displayed. Case studies have been selected to include two or three sectors… Read More →

Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Arabic Language

In response to a request from The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), Dr. Rabi Mohtar and Bassel Daher coauthored a brief that provides a broad definition and general introduction of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Arabic Language. The brief will be used as an introduction to the topic for the League of Arab States (LAS). The document, “Water, Energy and Food Nexus” is published on the “Adaptation to Climate Change in the Water Sector in the MENA Region” platform and available here: WaterEnergyFoodNexus__Mohtar_Daher_Jan2015_Arabic

UPDATE: DNC 2015 [Dresden Nexus Conference]

Dresden Nexus Conference 2015 (DNC2015) As a follow up to the kick-off workshop on “Advancing a Nexus Approach to the Sustainable Management of Water, Soil and Waste”, the first of the biennial Dresden Nexus conferences (DNC) will take place from 25-27 March 2015. The DNC2015 will assemble UN organizations, UNU institutes, member states, German ministries, national and international organizations as well as individual researchers and NGOs from around the world under the theme “Global Change, Sustainable Development Goals and the Nexus Approach”. DNC2015 will present three thematic topics… Read More →

Aggies Salute: the Energy Complex

Demands for cleaner, safer and larger quantities of Energy are impacted by seemingly individual effects of population growth, industrial and production needs, and disparate resources. Texas A&M faculty are working across disciplines to understand how these factors are interconnected and informed by energy sources, utilization, infrastructure, and policy (the Energy Complex). Building on existing strengths in engineering, agriculture, science, geosciences, and architecture, Texas A&M Faculty receive the Aggie Commit Salute for their efforts to improve education, innovation, engagement and impact for a brighter Energy future. (photo, left to… Read More →

Rabi Mohtar speaks at the (EES) Specialization Seminar Series in Calgary

Rabi H. Mohtar, Member of the Advisory Board of the President of the University of Alberta Water Initiative, travelled to Calgary, Alberta, Canada to speak at the Energy and Environment Systems (EES) Specialization Seminar Series. Mohtar spoke about Bridging the Water and Food Gap: The Role of the Water Energy Food Nexus

IUCN/IWA Nexus Dialogue – Beijing 2014

IUCN/IWA Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions, in Beijing China, November, 2014.  The Beijing Symposium goal was to enable new partnerships that will commit to implementing best practices for water infrastructure for water, energy and food. Bassel Daher, Research Associate at TAMU was one of about 60 international and regional professionals, from public and private sectors, who worked together to develop a series of evidence-based policy recommendations to help move existing policy concepts into actionable programs and investments. Daher participated in the session “Global Experiences on the Water-Energy-Food… Read More →