Water, energy and land nexus approach to inclusive and sustainable growth | 2011/12 European Report on Development (ERD)

Kenya’s Lake Naivasha Basin is the centrepiece of a unique development experiment. It serves a vast horticulture industry, market gardens, small farms, and a geothermal power plant. With the basin showing signs of stress, local, national and international stakeholders are working towards an integrated solution to manage its water, energy and land (WEL).

By 2030, demand for energy and water is expected to grow by some 40%, and for food by 50%, requiring a radical rethink of the world’s approach to natural resources and consumption. The ERD’s interactive video news release (iVNR) shows how integrated solutions, such as those being explored around Lake Naivasha, can help meet these challenges.

The 2011/12 European Report on Development (ERD) has released a short film showcasing the importance of this ‘WEL-nexus’ approach to inclusive and sustainable growth. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/erd/53810/ “This film shows that, in an interconnected world, these pressures are exacerbated when solutions to resource constraints in one area place additional strains on another,” says Dirk Willem te Velde, ERD team leader. “We must consider the full range of integrated solutions to better manage pressures on water, energy and land.”