Urban Nexus

Documentation Kick Off Meeting // The Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI)

Researchers and project partners from the 15 projects funded in the JPI Urban Europe and Belmont Forum joint call “Sustainable urbanization global initiatives – food water energy nexus” met in London for a two days’ kick-off meeting in the beginning of June.

The Kick Off Meeting was organized with the aim to give the projects valuable information and to encourage collaboration across projects from the start. It was held to share expectations for the coming three years, comparing different approaches to food-water-energy nexus in urban transitioning, and identifying topics for further collaboration. Hassan Virji, Chair of the SUGI Expert Committee on Innovation and Impact Delivery, explained how the monitoring activities will support projects to succeed.

Programme

Programme SUGI Kick Off Meeting

Presentations

Overall programme overview

Day 1

Day 2

SUGI Projects Catalogue and Guidelines

More information

Source: JPI Urban Europe

› back

SDGs

WEFE Nexus Publication // European Commission Position Paper on the WEFE Nexus and the SDGs

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) and European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) have recently launched a Position Paper on the Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Highlighting the key outcomes of exchanges with experts held in 2018, the Paper aims to launch a dialogue on how to operationalise the WEFE Nexus.

// more
Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

JRC Technical Report // Water-Energy-Food Nexus Interactions Assessment: Renewable Energy Sources to support Water Access and Quality in West Africa

By Kougias I., Szabó S., Scarlat N., Monforti F., Banja M., Bódis K., Moner-Girona M. Mitigating the big challenges of access to clean water, energy and poverty in Africa requires integrated solutions. The analysis of issues related to the water, energy, food and the ecosystem through a nexus approach, has attracted the interest of scientists, policy-makers and the private sector. The present Technical Report examines the potential of such an approach to create beneficial synergies between the...

// more
Modelling and Assessment

Holistic Water-Energy-Food Nexus for Guiding Water Resources Planning // Matagorda County, Texas Case

By Muhammed I. Kulat, Rabi H. Mohtar and Francisco Olivera. The authors developed a holistic framework to provide sustainable scenarios that include feasible infrastructure interventions. The framework focuses on water and associated links with other resources, includes a unique analytic tool for quantifying scenarios, and ultimately produces a sustainability analysis of each scenario. Optimal scenarios are offered that consider site-specific dynamic resource interlinkages. The WEF nexus model...

// more