Research

Workshop Summary // Maps, Measures and Narratives for Transdisciplinary Research - A workshop for the ESRC Nexus Network

The report summarises the activities and discussions at the workshop coordinated by the ESRC Nexus Network at the UCL Institute of Global Prosperity on 1 May 2018. It offers some conclusions and recommendations drawn from the insights provided by the participants, who were all researchers with experience of working on transdisciplinary research projects.

Background

Since its launch in June 2014, the Nexus Network has supported transdisciplinary research at the food-water-energy-environment (WEFE) nexus, and created meaningful links between communities of researchers, policymakers, business leaders and practitioners. Part of this work has focused on developing insights into tools and methodologies for nexus thinking and practice.

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Transdisciplinary nexus-related research demands methodological pluralism, harnessing a range of techniques for engagement between diverse stakeholders. The act of engagement does not simply take place within academic disciplines. The design, implementation and interpretation of the entire research or appraisal process is conducted as an equal collaborative partnership with disparate wider interests beyond the practitioners themselves.

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Modelling and Assessment

Publication // Dynamics of water–energy–food nexus methodology, methods, and tools

By Endo, A., Yamada, M., Miyashita, Y., Sugimoto, R., Ishii, A., Nishijima, J., . . . Qi, J. (2020). This review identifies the existing state-of-the-art methodology, methods, and tools that are developed and used within the WEF Nexus by reviewing articles published during the past three years.

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