The Nexus Platform is enabled by

Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung
This project is co-funded by the European Union


The Nexus Resource Platform served since 2011 as an "English-only" global information hub on the Nexus. This was very successful but excluded regions where English is not a common language. Furthermore the concrete realisation of a Nexus approach is site specific and depends on a regional context regarding resource, climate and social economic conditions.

Now with opportunities of the Platform Relaunch aroused by "Nexus Dialogue Programme" supported by the European Union (member states), we would like to take the regional context into account and also provide also information in other languages than English.

Of cause this is just the beginning and the regional pages will have mix of English and non-English content. But it is also an open invitation to join. We are calling for contributions from regions and invite writer form academia, civil society, policy and other institutions to join the regional Nexus movement. Please contact us at

Middle East and North Africa Region — MENA

The Middle East and North Africa Region, in short MENA, stretches over 6,000 km from Morocco in the West to Iran in the East. Despite significant subregional difference, the entire area is faced with similar challenges. All MENA countries have to cope with a water deficit, while they strive to achieve a self-sustaining agriculture at the same time. Energy production in the region still strongly relies on fossil fuels, even though there is a high potential for renewable energies. Institutions and administration are dominated by sectoral thinking, but bridging approaches are developing. > more

Latin America and the Caribbean — LAC

Latin America and the Caribbean compromise all the complexity that a continent of these dimensions conveys. In average, water scarcity does not appear to be an issue, but the local distribution of the resource varies widely. There are, however, common problems, that can be addressed on a continental level. The region strongly depends on hydropower for energy production. While this form of electricity does not stresses the climate through CO2 emission, it raises conflicts with other land uses like rain forests and agriculture. The latter is both the biggest user of water and driver for deforestation in Latin America and the Caribbean. > more