Projects

Capacity Building

CapNex // Capacity Building on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus through Research and Training in Kenya and Uganda

In this project, an interdisciplinary (agronomy; crop production; pest management; development studies; hydrology; socio-hydrology; soil science; water-, waste-, & resource management) team of Austrian, Kenyan, and Ugandan researchers will cooperate in this capacity-building-through-research-training-and-dialogue-project under the APPEAR funding scheme.

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Mountains

Nexus in Mountains // Understanding the Changing Water-Energy-Food Nexus Along an Altitude Gradient in Nepal

A student project at the University of Leeds is to collect and analyse Nexus data for Nepal to create a case study for the specific situation in those parts of South Asia, that are very mountainous - with its population highly dependent on the natural resource base for their livelihoods. Ensuring food security, providing access to modern energy and safe drinking water for all remains a key challenge in advancing the region’s sustainable development.

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Organisations & Networks

Integrating Nexus Research // Nexus Project Cluster

The Nexus Project Cluster” is an initiative that aims to enhance communication, dissemination, and the impact of research and initiatives on the Nexus, which links the fields of water, energy, food, land, and climate. The initiative, in particular, investigates the Nexus regarding its impacts on societal challenges like public health, rural-urban development, circular economy, and increasing social welfare.

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Projects

Water to Energy // Electricity Generation from Irrigation Flow by Hidromaule, Chile

Hidromaule plants, located in the Maule Region, San Clemente, Chile, use the irrigation water to generate electricity, taking advantage of the natural course of the canals and the variations in the height of the land without negative impact on the environment.

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Projects

Agro PV Project // Solar Energy for a Sustainable Agriculture

Three photovoltaic plants were installed on agricultural crops of the Metropolitan Region, with the purpose of contributing to the efficient use of the soil, the stability of energy supply, the generation of solar energy and the reduction in the carbon footprint of agricultural products. The project is a pioneer in Latin America and was supported by the Innovation Fund for the Competitiveness of the Metropolitan Regional Government.

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Projects

Project // Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security (MAGICNEXUS)

The project “Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security” (MAGIC) is a four-year project funded under the H2020-WATER-2015-two-stage programme; topic “Integrated approaches to food security, low-carbon energy, sustainable water management and climate change mitigation” (WATER-2b-2015).

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Urban Nexus

Project // CRUNCH: Climate Resilient Urban Nexus CHoices: Operationalising the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

CRUNCH will demonstrate how the urban Food-Water-Energy Nexus can strengthen urban resilience through creating an interconnected knowledge platform with cross-sectorial indicators for a support tool and assessment framework (the Integrated Decision Support System - IDSS), to guide and improve robust decision making on future urban development.

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Resource

Project // Climate Services for the Water-Energy-Land Nexus (CLISWELN)

CLISWELN aims at building a long-lasting bridge between regional stakeholders and providers of regional climate scenario data (EURO-CORDEX) by using the climate change data in integrated models and decision-making tools in order to analyse the complex Water-Energy-Land-Food Nexus (WELFN).

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Projects

Programme // Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)

A new Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) will develop much-needed solutions for a more sustainable management of water and agro-food systems. The main objective of the ten-year initiative (2018 – 2028), which is partly funded by EU's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, is to devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population...

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Resource

Project // Strengthening Climate Resilient Development in the Cumbaza Watershed: Towards Water, Energy and Food Security in Urban-rural Landscapes

Strengthening climate-resilient development in urban-rural landscapes using a Water-Energy-Food Nexus approach focuses on the Amazonian city of Tarapoto and the surrounding Cumbaza River sub-basin in the department of San Martin, Peru. This project is generating evidence on the interdependencies and trade-offs between natural resource availability and demands on water, energy and food in the sub-basin across different users – by farmers, industrialists and domestic consumers – and sectors in...

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