Apply to Participate in Energy-Water-Climate Change Nexus Workshop

Deadline: 26 April 2017

How can our energy and water systems be more sustainable? How resilient are they against natural and social risks and potential disruptions? And how should different stakeholders, such as cities or multi-national companies, prepare themselves to understand sustainability and resilience in such context?

Applications are currently open for the workshop on “Energy-Water-Climate Change Nexus (EWCN) in a Transitional Economy: Sustainability and Resilience”.

Energy and water are both the foundation of human society and economy. The production and consumption of energy are closely integrated with that of water, and vice versa. In the past few decades, the rising demand for both energy and water has led to several crucial sustainability issues, such as climate change, renewable energy, urbanization, and responsible trading.

The workshop will bring together approximately thirty early-stage researchers who are interested in the energy-water-climate change nexus (EWCN) among different research areas. It will offer a platform for those researchers to exchange research ideas and methods extensively, thus discover further collaborative opportunities together. In the longer term, the workshop would hopefully establish formal academic communications among universities and research centers from UK and China, facilitate publications, and create various funding proposals.

The workshop aims to encourage communication among different research questions and state-of-the-art methodologies of EWCN related research. We hereby call for research ideas, frameworks and working papers from both countries.

The workshop will be hosted by Nanjing University and Lancaster University respectively.

Date & Venue

Week commencing 22nd May, 2017 at Nanjing University, Jiangsu, China

Thematic Areas

The key themes and topics include:

  • EWCN & Energy innovation and transition: nexus challenges and solutions regarding to renewable energy, climate mitigation, energy policy, etc.
  • EWCN & Water management: water efficiency, pollution, climate adaptation.
  • EWCN & Business, management and finance: nexus challenges and solutions in the global value chains, green manufacturing, and sustainable finance issues.
  • EWCN & Cities and reurbanization: air pollution; transportation; water or climate risks at city level or during urbanization.

Benefits

The round-trip international flights from UK to China will be covered by British Council who has kindly sponsored this workshop.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must hold a PhD (or have equivalent research experience) and have less than 10 years of post-doctoral research experience.
  • The workshop is also open to students and non-academics at their own costs.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a research summary or paper proposal no more than 500 words via email.

Eligible Countries: UK & China

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