UNESCO Launches Food, Energy, Environment and Water Network
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The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) and the Australian National University (ANU) established the Food, Energy, Environment and Water Network (FE2W), which aims to bridge silos across these sectors.

The network stresses the importance of these sectors for human wellbeing and environmental health.

unesco-unu25 November 2014: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO-IHP) and the Australian National University (ANU) established the Food, Energy, Environment and Water Network (FE2W), which aims to bridge silos across these sectors. The network stresses the importance of these sectors for human wellbeing and environmental health.

In its initial phase, the Network will focus on the: Colorado basin, US; Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin, South Asia; Murray-Darling basin, Australia; Nile basin, East Africa; and Volta Basin, West Africa.

The Network will bring together academia, the private and public sectors, and civil society to facilitate cross-sectoral dialogue, share information and address knowledge gaps to address challenges related to achieving water, energy and food security, enhancing livelihoods and sustaining the environment. The FE2W Network will also work with decision makers to help them understand systemic risk and manage shocks. [FE2W Website] [UNESCO Press Release]

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