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03 July 2018

Latest TNT issue on Nexus Governance

The nexus between water-energy-food can be defined in many ways, as a matter of interconnections, trade-offs and linkages. But perhaps one of the most important ways it should be conceived is as a governance issue. The institutions, coordination and rules concerning sustainability problems across the nexus are crucial to its effective governance....

18 June 2018

Cambio climatico, sequia y usos del agua en Gran Canaria

From 18 to 20 June 2018, MAGIC participated in the ACEQUIA workshop: "cAmbio Climático, sEQUíA y usos del agua en Gran Canaria", co-organized by the local government of Gran Canaria and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The intensive three-day program of conferences, round tables,...

IST 2018 Conference - Kirsty Blackstock presenting

12 June 2018

IST 2018 Conference: How complex is too complex?

"How complex is too complex?" Three very different projects on the WEFE nexus, among which MAGIC, shared common learning points around setting boundaries on complexity and balancing bold messages with appropriate detail at the 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference (IST 2018) in Manchester (12 June 2018). In a special session...

10 May 2018

ITC discusses non-conventional water resources at regional conference in Malta

The Canary Islands Institute of Technology (ITC) participated in the NCWR Regional Conference "Advancing Non-Conventional Water Resources Management in Mediterranean Islands and Coastal Areas: Local Solutions, Employment Opportunities and People Engagement," in Malta, from 10 to 11 May 2018. In his presentation, “The Canary Islands experience:...

28 March 2018

Hot off the press: New Nexus Times edition

In this latest edition we uncover the implications of outsourcing resources - including water, waste and energy, to ask: what if things were different? Industrial and agricultural production are often outsourced to countries with lower production and labour costs, and the impacts of these activities are externalised along with production. Due to...

20 March 2018

Insights from MAGIC at Exploratory JRC Workshop on Energy Transition

Mario Giampietro provided insights gained from MAGIC research at the Exploratory Workshop Energy Sustainability in the Transition to Renewables: Framings from Social Practices and Complex Systems Theories, organised by the European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Italy), 20-21 March 2018. The transition to renewable energies envisaged...

MAGIC at SHAPE-ENERGY Sandpit 8-9 Feb 2018

08 February 2018

Using novel social science methods for interdisciplinary energy transition research

Luis Zamarioli of Climate Analytics and Tessa Dunlop of the JRC presented the MAGIC project at the first SHAPE ENERGY sandpits event in Turin on 8-9 February 2018. They joined over 30 attendees from other European H2020 and FP7 projects at the two-day event focused on “Energy efficiency and using less” and “ Competitive, secure, low...

07 February 2018

MAGIC at Decarbonisation Project Networking Workshop

Mario Giampietro (MAGIC coordinator) participated in the Decarbonisation Project Networking Workshop on 07 February 2018 in Brussels. The event, co-organized by DG Research and Innovation (RTD) and the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME), brought together EU-funded climate mitigation projects with the objective to stimulate peer-to-peer and...

FAO SES Workshop

23 January 2018

MAGIC participates in FAO SES Expert Workshop

Violeta Cabello (UAB) participated in the FAO Expert Workshop on "Applying social-ecological system frameworks to improve sustainable land-use and enhance resilient agro-food systems under water scarcity", 23-25 January 2018, Rome, Italy. The workshop aimed at enhacing FAO's knowledge on the concept of social-ecological systems (SES) and its...

17 January 2018

MAGIC provides insights at final conference of MARS project

Kirsty Blackstock (HUTTON) gave an invited talk on “How to improve River Basin Management using integration of various policies?“ and participated in an expert panel during the final conference of the EU FP7 research project MARS on “Managing multiple stress for multiple benefits in aquatic ecosystems: Policy and Management” in Brussels,...