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WEF-Nexus Summer School


From Data to Decision –
Assessment of the Water-Energy-Food (WEF)
Security Nexus”

TH Köln University of Applied Sciences
August 30th – October 1st, 2021

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Extended application deadline: 6th of April 23:59 pm

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The Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics (ITT) invites DAAD scholarship holders of the In-Region/ In-Country programme to apply for the attendance of a five-week virtual / online summer school from August 30th to October 1st, 2021 at the web platform of TH Köln University of Applied Sciences (Technische Hochschule Köln) in Cologne, Germany.


The title of the five-week programme is “From Data to Decision: Assessment of the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Security Nexus”. The summer school will facilitate capacity building for future professionals in the cross-sectoral field of sustainable resources management, with a focus on holistic assessment of nexus systems and on enhancing the ability to create information that is valuable to decision makers.


The summer school course will have the following content:

  • Introduction to Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus Thinking
  • Water, Energy and Food Securities – concepts, dimensions and indicators to measure National Water Security
  • WEF Nexus Interconnections and case study examples
  • WEF Nexus data and assessment tools: qualitative, quantitative and governance related tools
  • Nexus Governance Solutions – case studies
  • Nexus sound solutions and technologies that support integrated resources management



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