The Royal Geographical Society ‘Nexus thinking‘ Conference on 30 August – 2 September 2016, London, will be chaired by Nexus Network advisory group member, Professor Peter Jackson from the University of Sheffield.
The nexus thinking approach has attracted a surge of interest in the last five years among academics, policy-makers and third sector organizations. The aim of nexus thinking is to address the interdependencies, tensions and trade-offs between different environmental and social domains.
Rather than seeing energy, food and water resources as separate systems, nexus thinking focuses on their interconnections, favouring an integrated approach that moves beyond national, sectoral, policy and disciplinary silos to identify more efficient, equitable and sustainable use of scarce resources.
The Royal Geographical Society ‘Nexus thinking‘ conference offers an opportunity to take these ideas forward both in the specific context of research on water, energy and food security but also, more widely, by demonstrating the power of geographical thinking to work across disciplinary boundaries, to think relationally and to make connections across time and space.
The conference encourages debate about these issues, including what nexus thinking might add to existing approaches and what its potential might be as a metaphor or method.
For more information and to register to attend see the ‘Nexus thinking‘ conference pages on the Royal Geographical Society website.
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