World Water Day: water and energy - the nexus and beyond

March 20, 2014 | 16:00 h - 17:30 h

We cordially invite you to our next Water Lecture, which will be held on the occasion of World Water Day*) and deal with "World Water Day on water and energy: the nexus and beyond".

At this Water Lecture, a panel of high-level experts from international organizations, policy think tanks and the academia will discuss the various links between water and energy as well as potential challenges and opportunities of the interface between water and energy at different levels and settings. The emphasis of this panel discussion will be to assess the tradeoffs and synergies between water and energy as well as exploring strategies to maximize the economic benefits of a strengthened nexus:

Linus Mofor, Renewable Energy Analyst with the Innovation and Technology Centre of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Djiby Thiam, Senior Researcher, Center for Development Research (ZEF)

Ines Dombrowsky, Head of Department Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management, German Development Institute (DIE)

Facilitator: Janos Bogardi (former UNU-EHS and GWSP)

Venue: Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, right conference room, ground floor, Walter-Flex-Straße 3, 53113 Bonn, see map

Date: March 20, 4-5.30 p.m.

We are looking forward to seeing you at ZEF!

On behalf of the Water Lectures group,

Daniel Tsegai (UNW-DPC) and Alma van der Veen (ZEF)

Background information:

*) The World Water Day is held annually on March 22 to emphasize the relevance of fresh water and to promote the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Each year, the World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2014 the focus is on water and energy.

The Water Lecture series is a joint series organized by the Center for Development Research (ZEF), the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC), the United Nations University (UNU) in Bonn, the Global Water System Project (GWSP), German Development Institute (DIE) and the Main Research Area “Water” of the Department of Geography, University of Bonn (GIUB).




Alma van der Veen