Tools and Databases

Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

SPIS // Interactive Solar Water Pumping Knowledge Base

This collection is an overview of 213 solar water pumping projects all over the world from 2001 up to 2016 (plus one project from 1995). The data is accessible by country/region, year, topic and via map. It provides links to project websites and documents.

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Tools // Nexus Tools Platform: An Interactive Platform for Inter-model Comparison of Existing Modelling Tools

By UNU-FLORES. No single modelling tool is available or conceivable that covers all processes, interactions and drivers in the Water-Soil-Waste Nexus. Instead, a vast number of models are available and in use addressing particular (sets of) processes and resources. To address nexus-oriented research questions or management issues, instead of developing a tool from scratch, it should more efficient and effective to make use of available tools and modify or couple them as required. For this to be...

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FE2W // Guide to the Risks and Options Assessment for Decision Making (ROAD) Process

The Risks and Options Assessment for Decision-Making (ROAD) process enables decision-makers to understand and manage complex risks across connected food-energy-environment-water systems. This Guide supports the use of the ROAD process to make practical decisions on managing risks. The steps described here provided a framework that should be adapted to the context and resources of the users. ROAD is a flexible process that integrates existing tools for addressing resource challenges. Users may...

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Toolbox // Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

The Toolbox on Solar Powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS) is designed to enable advisors and practitioners in the field of solar irrigation to provide broad hands-on guidance to end-users, policy-makers and financiers.

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Tools/Documentation // Developing the Pardee RAND Food-Energy-Water Security Index Tools - Toward a Global Standardized, Quantitative, and Transparent Resource Assessment

More than 2 billion people around the world, especially in developing countries, do not have access to high-quality services related to food, water, and energy. To provide information to development agencies and efforts focused on food, water, and energy resources, the RAND Corporation developed the Pardee RAND Food-Energy-Water Security Index. The index can be accessed online through an interactive RAND website that allows exploration of the data through maps and charts or downloading of the...

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Tools // Pardee RAND Food-Energy-Water Index

The interactive Pardee RAND Food-Energy-Water Index enables the measurement of the current state of food, water, and energy security and allows for analysis of these topics under future scenarios. It allows those interested in improving development to understand the dominant sources of insecurity in a nation and identify cases where many sources of insecurity are interrelated. For those interested in studying how to improve development trajectories, these data can explain why some nations...

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Modelling & Assessment // The development of the energy, water and food nexus systems model

By Tareq Al-Ansari. The objective of this thesis is to present the details and function of the EWF Nexus environmental assessment tool, and illustrate its implementation through a specific food security scenario in Qatar. The EWF Nexus tool aggregates a proposed food system into its agriculture, water and energy components represented by sub-systems and is used to evaluate the different pathways for which a hypothetical 40 % food self-sufficiency target in Qatar can be achieved.

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Planning // Water-energy-food (WEF) Nexus Tool 2.0: guiding integrative resource planning and decision-making

By Bassel T. Daher and Rabi H. Mohtar. The paper introduces a framework and set of methodologies that define the linkages between the interconnected resources of water, energy and food, and enable explicit corresponding quantifications. The paper presents a new water–energy–food (WEF) Nexus modelling tool (WEF Nexus Tool 2.0) based on that framework which offers a common platform for scientists and policy-makers to evaluate scenarios and identify sustainable national resource allocation...

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UN ESCWA // Water-Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit: Regional Policy Toolkit for the Arab Region

The water and energy nexus regional policy toolkit was prepared as part of the United Nations Development Account (UNDA) project on developing the capacity of ESCWA Member Countries to address the water and energy nexus for achieving Sustainable Development Goals. This project aims to build the capacity of ministries and public service providers in the Arab region to examine and address the water and energy nexus in an integrated manner.

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Education // "Perspectivity Challenge" Game

The "Perspectivity Challenge" is an educational group game to raise awareness on a number of sustainability issues, the water-energy-food nexus being one at its core. The game is played in workshops run by Perspectivity, a group of consultants.

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