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Thematic Process T.SS.09

[Cross-cutting Session] The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Are we finally talking?

· Coordinator :
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Water Association(IWA), International Union for the Conservation of Nature(IUCN)

The need for cross-sectoral collaboration is becoming increasingly urgent as the competition for resources between water, energy, agriculture, fisheries, livestock, forestry, mining, transport and other sectors is growing. Sectors need to better coordinate the planning, management, development and conservation of environmental resources and services. Ultimately, this requires compromises and trade-offs, but it may also provide opportunities to rethink current practices, policies and governance arrangements and to identify synergetic uses across sectors.

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus draws attention to interrelated nature of our water, energy and food systems. Thinking systematically about these resources helps to highlight the broader development implications of water management and it forces us to think of the impacts a decision in one sector can have not only on that sector, but on others.

The session will focus on what concrete steps can be taken within sectors (e.g. resource use efficiency) and across sectors (e.g. cross-sectoral policy targets) to ensure that decision-making processes will be better coordinated and more coherent in regard to water, energy and food. And it will ask: are we finally talking?

This session is a joint proposal by the Thematic Design Groups of 2.1. Water for Food and 2.2. Water for Energy.

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Session Data

· Date :
April 14, 2015 (화)
· Time :
09:00-11:00
· Venue :
DEC_307
DAEGU - EXCO
3F Room 321
· Session Code :
T.SS.09
· Language :
English
Korean