Innovative tools and solutions for governing the water-energy-food-ecosystems NEXUS under global change (GoNEXUS)

Innovative tools and solutions for governing the water-energy-food-ecosystems NEXUS under global change (GoNEXUS)

GoNEXUS aims to develop a framework for designing and assessing innovative solutions for an efficient and sustainable coordinated governance of the water-energy-food-ecosystems (WEFE) nexus.

Solutions will combine policy changes and soft path options with technical and infrastructure measures for a more resilient future. To achieve this objective, the project will build a powerful model toolbox and creative participatory Nexus Dialogues.

GoNEXUS will be applied at global and EU levels and to six river basins representing different features and WEFE challenges in Europe (Danube, Como, Jucar, Tagus-Segura) and Africa (Zambezi, Senegal). The innovative combination of models and Nexus Dialogues will provide more accurate evaluations of future scenarios, enabling knowledge sharing and brokerage, and improving WEFE nexus management. The project will also contribute to align existing EU WEFE policies, promote the reduction of institutional fragmentation, and strengthen the EU role on water diplomacy.

project-category:

Adaption to climate change

start:

2021-06-01

end:

2025-06-01

client:

Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)

geographic scope:

Europe, EU-27, Africa, Danube, Tagus-Segura, Lake Como, Senegal, Zambezi

project-manager

Guido Schmidt