Projects

Projects

Project // Data to Motivate Synthesis (DTMS) Platform

SESYNC has developed a platform and a facilitated process oriented around data discovery to motivate synthesis in the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus. The Data to Motivate Synthesis (DTMS) platform organizes and facilitates exploration of social and natural system data that characterize FEW systems in the United States context. The DTMS platform consists of empirical and conceptual metadata for each data set and the measurements within it, and a web interface that allows users to explore and...

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Nexus Project Bolivia // Working Together to Develop the Water, Energy and Food Security Sectors

The contradictory development objectives for water, energy and food security in Bolivia generate conflicts of interest between ministries, and also between authorities and institutions in the provinces and municipalities: each institution wants to support especially its sector, be it water, energy or rural. For this reason, planning is needed that transcends different sectors, such as that sought by governments at the national and local levels.

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Programa Nexo Bolivia // Desarrollo integral de los sectores Agua, Energía y Seguridad Alimentaria

Los objetivos de desarrollo contradictorios para el agua, la energía y la seguridad alimentaria en Bolivia generan conflictos de intereses entre los ministerios, y también entre las autoridades e instituciones en las provincias y municipios: cada institución quiere apoyar especialmente a su sector, ya sea agua, energía o rural. Por esta razón, es necesaria una planificación que trascienda los diferentes sectores, como el que buscan los gobiernos a nivel nacional y local.

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Urban Nexus

Project // Globally and LOCally-sustainable food-water-energy innovation in Urban Living Labs (GLOCULL)

The GLOCULL project therefore aims to develop an Urban Living Lab approach for innovations in the FWE nexus that are locally and globally sustainable.

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Videos

Video // What is the MAGIC Nexus Project?

Find out how the H2020 MAGIC Nexus Project is developing a critical appraisal of water-energy-food nexus narratives through quantitative storytelling.

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Project // Governing the Land-Water-Environment Nexus in Southern Africa

In southern Africa, the intersection of land, water and environment is central to a range of challenges for policymakers, businesses and local people. This project studies the different ways in which the "nexus" of land, water and environment are governed in the region. It investigates different governance styles (including technocratic, market-led, state-led and citizen-led approaches), and asks what difference they make to the mechanisms and actors that are involved.

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Urban Nexus

Project // The FEW-Meter - An Integrative Model to Measure and Improve Urban Agriculture, Shifting it towards Circular Urban Metabolism

This project will ask farmers to measure the efficiency of urban agriculture case studies in five developed countries by quantifying usage of energy, water and other resources as well as production of produce and compost.

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Next-AG Research Project // Nexus Thinking for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Andean Countries

Getting the Water-Energy-Food-Environment (WEFE) nexus right is crucial for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to ensure the sustainable development of agriculture and the economy without compromising natural resources availability. The NEXT-AG research project started in May 2018 to help LAC policymakers developing new coordinated policies and programmes for increasing resilience and promoting sustainable economic growth in the context of increasing national and global food demand.

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Video // The Alberta Water Nexus: Energy, Food, and People

Most of your daily decisions influence the demand for water. The interconnected system of food, energy, and people relies on the water in our basin. The amount of water is limited, so all the players in this system must cooperate to share our water resources.

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Urban Nexus

RESNexus Project // Resilience and Vulnerability at the Urban Nexus

This project is investigating resilience and vulnerability at the urban nexus of food, water, energy and the environment. Dubbed ResNexus for short, the project team, which includes partners at Wageningen University in the Netherlands and University of São Paulo in Brazil will examine how vulnerabilities within urban communities are constructed by through trade-offs and aggravations at the food, water and environment nexus, in three mid-sized highly-dynamic cities in East Africa (Kampala),...

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