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We live in a world today where all too often development policies seem almost perfectly designed to produce conflict between multiple sectors, particularly energy and agriculture, over water resources. -Alain Vidal, Director of CPWF

On March 16th, CPWF and the EDF Group will convene a High Level Panel on the Water, Food and Energy Nexus (WFE) at the World Water Forum in Marseilles, France. The WFE Panel will bring together experts from various sectors to join in a stimulating and interactive discussion on the importance of promoting a ‘nexus’ approach to water management. Read more about the event…

This page is the space for all information regarding CPWF’s involvement in the World Water Forum. Check back after the event for interviews and reflections on the panel outcomes.

CPWF is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems. The Water, Land and Ecosystems Research Program of the CGIAR is a ten year commitment to bring about a radical transformation in the way land, water and natural systems are managed. Learn more about the Water, Land and Ecosystems Research Program, which is led by IWMI.


Press release

New Push to Integrate Global Water Policies Would Divert Energy and Agriculture from Collision Course. View English and French versions.

Case studies

A key goal of the panel is to insert this approach into the agenda of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development that will be held in June 2012. The HFE Panel will use eight case studies to support their argument for an integrated nexus approach to water management. Read an overview of these key case studies or, for more information, download the Water, Food & Energy Nexus case study booklet.

Director's blog

CPWF Director Alain Vidal writes about the need for a new approach to water management and reflects on CPWF’s path to the water-food-energy nexus in his blog.

Background event information

Download the draft program and concept note.

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