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Addressing the Energy-Water Nexus through R&D Planning and Policies

28. - 29. May 2018
European Commission Brussels, Belgium

This EGRD workshop aims to gain further understandings of the issues of the energy-water nexus and to highlight best practice and opportunities, including integrated systems, governance, regulations, and markets (national, inter-regional or inter-national). Participants will explore opportunities for addressing the energy-water nexus in order to inform more effective R&D planning and policies.

Content Description

The next workshop organised under the auspices of the IEA Experts' Group on R&D Priority-Setting and Evaluation (EGRD), focusing on "Addressing the Energy-Water Nexus through R&D Planning and Policies", will be held 28-29 May 2018 in Brussels.

This event aims to gain further understandings of the issues of the energy-water nexus and to highlight best practice and opportunities, including integrated systems, governance, regulations, and markets (national, inter-regional or inter-national). Participants will explore opportunities for addressing the energy-water nexus in order to inform more effective R&D planning and policies.

Questions to frame the discussions are as follows:

  • What are the vulnerabilities, stress points and synergies between energy and water?
  • What are the trade-offs, and how are they managed?
  • How can we help developing countries leapfrog in terms of technologies?
  • Are there innovations which improve the efficiencies of energy, water and the energy-water nexus?
  • What is needed to improve R&D planning and policies to address the energy-water nexus?
  • How does the energy-water nexus affect governance, markets and regulations, and achieving the SDGs?

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Participant Information

Should you wish to attend the event please contact Gillian.Balitrand@iea.org.

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