Adopting the Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus for a Water-wise Energy Transition
22 March | 3:30-4:45pm ET | Online
At this year’s UN Water Conference, AKF and other AKDN agencies will be co-hosting a side event ‘Adopting the Water-Energy-Food-Environment Nexus for a water-wise energy transition’ with the Tajikistan Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, International Hydropower Association, ITAIPU Binacional, Executive Committee for the International Fund for Caving the Aral Sea, USAID GIZ, Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development and the University of Central Asia.
The session will draw on the broad principles outlined in the World Bank report ‘What the Future Has in Store: A new Paradigm for Water Storage’, which provides a practical framework to help with everything from evaluating long-term investments in natural and built storage, to decision-making under uncertainty, to integrated planning techniques, and international case studies.
The session will discuss the increasing water storage gap that the world is facing. Over the last 50 years, while the global population doubled, natural freshwater storage declined due to melting glaciers and snowpack, and the destruction of wetlands and floodplains.
Understanding the current status of the world’s water and making better decisions about managing it will create a stronger foundation for sustainable development, climate action and resilience, and pay dividends for populations, economies, and the planet for generations to come.
The side event will take place on 22 March at 3:30-4:45pm ET.