The Water-Energy-Food Nexus Webinar series is organized by FAO, in collaboration with SEI and KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The series introduces nexus concepts and gives examples of current efforts and best practices in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region and beyond. Through this series, participants will gain an understanding of the importance of nexus concepts and learn how to identify nexus challenges, as well as find appropriate nexus solutions to achieve sustainability, resilience, and water security.

This series is developed under the regional project, “Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Water Efficiency/Productivity and Water Sustainability in NENA countries” (WEPS-NENA) under the FAO led regional Water Scarcity Initiative (WSI). This project is funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

Session 1: Understanding the nexus and nexus challenges: examples from the NENA region

2 February 2021 | 14:00–15:30 GMT+2

Our first session covered nexus concepts and provided a framework to identify nexus challenges. Example applications were shown from around the world.

Speakers:

  • Domitille Vallee, FAO
  • Annette Huber-Lee, SEI
  • Youssef Almulla, KTH

Session 2: Tools and Methods to find Nexus Solutions: Examples from Morocco and Jordan

Experts discussed tools and methods to find nexus solutions, and provided a framework and examples from Jordan and the Souss Massa region of Morocco.

15 February 2021 | 14:00–15:30 GMT+2

Speakers:

  • Francesco Fuso-Nerini, KTH
  • Brian Joyce, SEI
  • Camilo Ramirez Gomez, KTH

Session 3: A Water-Energy-Food Nexus approach for evaluating the sustainability of the Mediterranean Diet: The Case of Lebanon

2 March 2021 | 14:00–15:30 GMT+2

This session will describe the water-energy-food interconnectivity and the analysis for evaluating the sustainability of the Mediterranean diet in Lebanon. Farmers’ perspectives about production scenarios will be discussed.

Speakers:

  • Sasha Koo-Oshima, FAO
  • Sandra Yanni, AUB
  • Roula Bachour, AUB
  • Bassel Daher, TAMU
  • Rabi Mohtar, AUB
  • Rami Zurayk, Moderator, AUB

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Session 4: The WEF Nexus on the ground: practical applications from the Maghreb and West Africa

16 March 2021 | 14:00–15:30 GMT+2

This session will showcase evidence and experiences that demonstrate the relevance of the WEF Nexus for sustainable agriculture.

Speakers:

  • Luca Ferrini, GIZ
  • Maria Ana Rodriguez, GIZ

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Session 5: Selected experiences with WEF Nexus decision-making: applications in Jordan and Morocco

30 March 2021 | 14:00–15:30 GMT+2

This session will summarize the experiences of stakeholders in Jordan and Morocco in engaging in the WEF nexus process as implemented under the direction of FAO, followed by a Q&A session.

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