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Water–Energy–Food Nexus: Adaptive Response to Regional Hindu Kush Himalayan Challenges

19/05/2020 04/06/2020

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This online course provides participants with conceptual understanding and applied knowledge on water, energy, and food systems, with an emphasis on development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Drawing on the experience of the instructor Prof. Christopher Scott (Director of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona, USA; and ICIMOD Mountain Chair 2020–22) and globally recognized experts, the interactive course will showcase new insights into the water–energy–food nexus.

Programme focus

The seminar will address the following list of topics:

  • Energy futures to meet agricultural and urban water demand
  • Water resource needs for power generation using conventional fuels and renewables
  • Implications and role of water and agriculture in the emerging carbon-neutral economy
  • Comparative energy- and water-based perspectives on efficiency and conservation, and co-production of research and policy making on water, energy, and food

Thus, seminar participants will learn about physical and social science approaches to water management and policy.

Who is this course for?

The course is most suitable for the following audiences. However, if you don’t fit into any of the following categories but still feel you too can benefit from the course, please do apply and we will consider your application.

  • Advanced graduate students (Master’s or PhD) and faculty members from HUC universities
  • Mid-career government officials of water, irrigation, energy, electricity, food and agriculture departments, as well as regulatory bodies
  • Mid-career level staff of NGOs, INGOs, development agencies
  • Scientific attachés of relevant embassies and foreign ministries
  • Mid-career researchers and officers from research/consulting companies working on water-energy-food nexus related themes.

Programme schedule

All sessions will be held on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 10:00–11:00 am Nepal Standard Time (UTC+05:45). Click here to see the provisional list of speakers and topics.

How to register?

Visit the organizer's website here to find registration instructions. 

Only shortlisted and selected participants will be contacted through email with further instructions to join the course.

Please note that enrolling into the course would require your commitment to attend at least 4 sessions from the schedule. Participants attending all 6 sessions will be eligible to receive a digital certificate.


The event is being organized by HUC in partnership with Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona.

HUC – an initiative under ICIMOD’s Regional Programme on Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks (MKAN) – has a mandate to develop an effective, sustainable network of universities in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region in collaboration with academic, research, and knowledge-generating and exchange institutions both within and outside the HKH region. HUC currently consists of 76 full members from eight HKH countries and 17 associate members from other parts of the world.

Download the flyer here.

Register at the Organizer's Website

 Photo by Pixabay user Makalu

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