On 16-18 April 2018, the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is hosting the conference Nexus 2018: Water, Food, Energy and Climate in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The 2018 Nexus Conference will focus on the:
- Science-policy interface;
- review of Sustainable Development Goal commitments (2018 and for the Heads of State review in 2019);
- sharing of tools, indicators and methodologies; and
- the identification of gaps.
Since the 2014 conference a number of areas that interface with the Nexus discourse have developed and the conference will address three cross cutting areas. These will be the urban challenge – where the Nexus tradeoffs really become vital to communities and people’s lives. The conference will look at the health-related Nexus issues recognizing that with climate change these will increase. Finally, it will look at the migration and mobility as governments and stakeholders start to develop the Global Compact on Migration over the next two years. Nexus issues play a critical role in the increase of migration as food and water become scarce and climate change impacts are increasingly have an effect.