event 09 May 2022

Africa Knowledge Platform // Interactive Story: Water, Energy, Food, Ecosystems: a delicate balance

The interactive story 'WEFE: a delicate balance' is now available on the Africa Knowledge Platform, run by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service. At focus is the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus in the Senegal River Basin.


© EC-JRC. Africa Knowledge Platform. Cover Image: Ivko

About WEFE Nexus in Africa

Africa faces the challenge of improving both energy access and food security. But on a continent with widespread water scarcity, these needs must be met without increasing water consumption. Every drop counts. The Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus provides a framework for balancing the needs of sanitation, irrigation, and electricity generation, without depriving nature. This story describes efforts by the European Commission Joint Research Centre to apply the WEFE Nexus in the Senegal River Basin.

Story content

  • Drivers of development
  • What is the WEFE Nexus?
  • WEFE in the Senegal Basin
  • Making complex decision
  • Quantifying trade-offs
  • Policy Context

Access the story

Visit the Africa Knowledge Platform to access the story: 'WEFE: a delicate balance'.

Interactive Story WEFE Africa

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