1st BONEX Workshop in Jordan

On December 15th, 2022, German Jordanian University hosted the First Stakeholders Workshop for BONEX project. The workshop was organized by German Jordanian University and by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN-ROWA). The workshop was the first event in the frame of the BONEX project, which is funded by the EU-Foundation “Partnership for […]

Case study of wastewater reuse in Northern Italy

GIS-Based Assessment of the Potential for Treated Wastewater Reuse in Agricultural Irrigation: A Case Study in Northern Italy  Climate change and human activities are the leading causes of water shortages and pollution, representing some of humankind’s greatest challenges today. The agricultural sector, particularly irrigation, is the primary water consumer, with around 70% of the total […]

Is desalinated water the solution to water shortages in coastal areas?

Desalination plants remove salt from salt water through a process called osmosis. The largest desalination plant in Europe is located in Torrevieja (Alicante), Spain, which produces 240,000 cubic meters of drinking water per day, or 80 cubic hectometers (hm3) per year. The complex, occupying 10 hectares, is located on the shores of Torrevieja’s famous pink […]

The importance of Ecosystems and Ecosystem Services in the WEFE Nexus

The Anthropocene, understood as a period in which human activities represent the main driver of socio-environmental changes on Earth, has highlighted the need for approaches that are capable of dealing with non-linearity, as well as the rapidity and globality of current changes.   The Mediterranean is considered a biodiversity hotspot and, at the same time, one […]

Solutions for drought and overconsumption of water in irrigation

According to the AFO by 2050 temperatures could be 6°c everywhere in the world and there will be a huge demand on hydraulic resources, either drinking water or used for irrigation. In Tunisia more than 80% of available hydraulics resources are consumed by the agricultural sector. Unfortunately, the drought is more and more severe and […]

WEFE Nexus innovative solutions: soilless agriculture powered by solar energy

Water, energy and food (WEF) are pillars for human’s life, at the same time they are interconnected. Water is required to grow crops, breed livestock and for cooking. Water help to generate energy by means of hydropower methods, and generally used for different energy generation processes such as cooling. Biofuel production requires water for both […]

A Jordan member of BONEX wins a Prestigious Award in the Field of Energy

Dr. Munjid Al-Sharif, one of the members of BONEX Jordan, who enjoys a great experience and knowledge in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, and is leading several projects at the German Jordanian University (GJU) received the Emirates Silver Award for Energy for the year 2022 in its 4th cycle, organized by the Supreme Council of […]

AURORA webinar series

AURORA (Sustainable AgricUltuRe and sOcial-ecological systems approaches in higheR education in the MENA region) is a subject-related partnership in higher education between University of Kassel, Germany; INRGREF, IRESA and ESA Mograne, Tunisia; American University of Beirut, Lebanon; and IAV Hassan-II, Rabat, Morocco. The project will run until 2024, is financed by the German Academic Exchange […]

1st BONEX Workshop Spain in La Axarquía

On Friday, October 21, we held the 1st BONEX Workshop Spain, the first of a series of events in La Axarquía region (Málaga) whose purpose is the development of a strategic plan for the region. The Axarquía Plan must be a key instrument that articulates the demands of the different territorial actors and sectors of […]

The need for a bottom-up approach to address the WEFe Nexus

The Mediterranean region is facing growing challenges – climate change, population growth, urbanization – with which it has to cope. Climate change in the Mediterranean is occurring at a rate above the global average, with a warming which is 20% faster. Furthermore, the continued intensification of agricultural practices will result in adverse consequences for water […]