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Register now: Water-Energy-Food Nexus School

The Advanced School on Water-Energy-Food Nexus School invite talented pre-PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and young researchers from around the world to apply for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus School.

Participants will be given access to the most recent and cutting-edge research on WEF nexus through various lectures and technical visits.

Who: graduate students, post-docs and young researchers

When: applications till 30 June. Admission selections will be announced in 30 July 2018

Online application


A two-week course to analyse complex systems by understanding the societal, economic and environmental impacts involved in decisions regarding technology innovation and policies design. You will learn different assessment methods, modelling techniques and risk analysis to apply them individually or in combination to research projects, decision-making process or policy development in an inspiring, intercultural, and interdisciplinary environment. Travel and lodging expenses will be covered.

The Advanced Science School will gather twelve distinguished scientists and talented young researchers from diverse backgrounds for an interdisciplinary school on the importance of using the nexus approach to the complex problems of the modern world.

Achieving water, energy and food security, and consequently sustainability, is a central future challenge that is possible even under difficult and challenging global economic conditions. It also emphasizes the human dimension and fulfilment of basic human rights. Global demand and supply assessments predict significant shortfalls in water and food in the future, but this should not mask the reality that universal access to minimum standards of water, energy and food can be achieved and sustained within planetary boundaries provided there is political commitment and an appropriate enabling environment.

The word ‘nexus’ means the understanding interdependencies, tensions and trade-offs. In the context of environmental change, the water, energy and food systems are inextricably linked, and any effort to target sustainability needs to consider their broader connections. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are mostly dependent on solutions using this nexus approach.

For further information about the advanced schoool, programm, lecturers and application process, please visit the website of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus School.



May 2018