13 May 2019
Vienna, Austria

Workshop on Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus in Central Asia

IIASA researchers are invited to speak at the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus workshop which takes place at the Environment Agency of Austria. The focus of the workshop is on water, agricultural and energy security challenges in the Central Asian region. It also includes the interactive exercise on building a nexus roadmap for the Central Asian region. 

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The workshop includes lectures of three guest speakers. Dirk Buschle from the Energy Community Secretariat gives a talk on experiences from the dispute resolution and negotiation centre. Nadejda Komendantova from IIASA gives a talk on multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) as a tool for the nexus analysis. Her presentation includes contribution from Prof. Love Ekenberg on MCDA methodology and its further development. Nikita Strelkovskii gives a talk on participatory scenario planning tools. The regional focus of application of these decision support tools includes the Middle East and North African region as well as the Central Asian region. 

The workshop is organized by the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) in cooperation with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and supported by the Executive Committee of the International Fund for saving the Aral Sea (EC IFAS). Among participants are Interstate Water Basin Organization “Amudarya”Water Basin Organization “Syrdarya”International Fund for Saving Aral SeaMinistry of Energy of the Republic of KazakhstanAgency for melioration and irrigation under the Government of the Republic of TajikistanCentre of Analytical Control of the Committee of the Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of TajikistanMinistry of Energy and Water Resources of the Republic of TajikistanState Committee of the Water Resources of the Republic of TurkmenistanMinistry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Ministry of Water Resources of the Republic of Uzbekistan.      

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Nadejda Komendantova

Research Group Leader

Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group

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Love Ekenberg

Senior Research Scholar

Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group


Nikita Strelkovskii

Research Scholar

Exploratory Modeling Of Human-Natural Systems Research Group|Cooperation and Transformative Governance Research Group

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