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The Task Force meeting on the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystem Nexus

18 October 2017

Salle V, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

The fifth meeting of the Task Force on the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus was organized in the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 18 October 2017 under the leadership of the Government of Finland, with the support of the UNECE secretariat.

It was preceded by the global workshop on water allocation in transboundary basins (16-17 October 2017).

The fifth meeting aimed to discuss and provide guidance to the implementation of the activities on the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus under the programme of work for 2016-2018 of the Water Convention.   In particular, methodological advances in further developing and applying the participatory nexus assessment methodology developed under the Convention was presented.  The status of the ongoing basin assessments was also reviewed in the meeting and the conclusions from the global stock-taking workshop on nexus assessments recalled. Based on these elements, the Task Force discussed the content and scope of a synthesis document to be produced for the eighth Meeting of the Parties. Possible follow up actions to assessments already carried out was also discussed. Reflecting the intensified involvement of energy sector authorities and stakeholders in the nexus activities under the Water Convention, the meeting started with a session devoted to sharing experience from intersectoral coordination and integrated planning from the perspective of energy sector.

The working languages were English, French, Russian and Spanish.

This meeting was part of the area of work on the nexus.

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Agenda                                                         PDFPDFPDFPDF
Report of the 4th meeting of the Task Force Nexus 2016PDF
Agenda Item 3PDF
Report from the Global Nexus Stocktaking WorkshopPDF
Revised Governance Methodology for Assessing the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems NexusPDF
List of Participants
PresentationsENGFRESPARUS
Assessmentof the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus
Mr. Seppo Rekolainen, Chair of the TaskForce on the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus, Finland
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Opportunities for a Nexus Approach seen from the Perspective of the Energy Sector
L. Tinschert 
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Energy Sector of Georgia
Ms. Margalita Arabidze, Head of Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy Division, Ministry of Energy of Georgia
PDF
Place des énergies renouvelables dans le contexte énergétique en Tunisie
Mr. Nafâa Baccari, AgenceNationalede Maïtrisede l’Energie (ANME)
PDF
UNECE Nexus Methodology
Ms. Lucia de Strasser, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
PDF
Revised Governance Methodology for Nexus Assessment
Mr. Stephen Stec, J.D., M.Phil., Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, CEU
PDF
Analytical tools to quantify selected nexus issues
Mr. Youssef Almulla, Division ofEnergy Systems Analysis, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH-dESA)
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Synthesis document on assessing the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in transboundary basins:Passing on the experience
Dr. Annukka Lipponen, Environmental Affairs Officer, UNECE
PDF
Approche NEXUS-Interactions entre l’eau, l’alimentation, l’énergie et les écosystèmes
Mr. Rachid Taibi, Coordonnateur du Mécanisme de Concertation du SASS, Gestion concertée du Système Aquifère transfrontalier du Sahara Septentrional-SASS
PDF
Le dialogue régional Nexus dans le bassin du Niger
Bréhima Coulibaly, Coordonnateur Régional du Suivi Hydrologique, Autorité du Bassin du Niger (ABN)
PDF
Assessing WEFE Nexus in Africa: tools, projects, perspectives
Mr. Paolo Ronco, Joint Research Centre, Water Resources Unit, European Commission
PDF
PublicationsPages
Policy Brief : Assessment of the water-food-energyecosystems nexus and the benefits of transboundary cooperation in the Drina River BasinLink
Deployment of Renewable Energy: The Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus Approach to Support the Sustainable Development GoalsLink
Policy Brief : Increasing welfare in the Sava countries through a transboundary nexus approachLink
Reconciling resource uses in transboundary basins: assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in the Sava River BasinLink
Reconciling resource uses in transboundary basins: assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in the Syr Darya River BasinLink
Reconciling resource uses in transboundary basins: assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in the Syr Darya River BasinLink
Reconciling resource uses in transboundary basins: assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus (chapter 5) ─ Summary nexus assessment of the Alazani/Ganykh River BasinLink
Reconciling resource uses in transboundary basins: assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexusLink
Policy Brief: Improving welfare in the Alazani/Ganykh River Basin region through a transboundary nexus approachPDF
Policy Brief: Reconciling resource uses in transboundary basins: assessment of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexusPDF