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Sustainable Integrated Management FOR the NEXUS of water-land-food-energy-climate for a resource-efficient Europe

Objective

Land, food, energy, water and climate are interconnected, comprising a coherent system (the ‘Nexus’), dominated by complexity and feedback. The integrated management of the Nexus is critical to secure the efficient and sustainable use of resources. Barriers to a resource efficient Europe are policy inconsistencies and incoherence, knowledge gaps, especially regarding integration methodologies and tools for the Nexus, and knowledge and technology lock-ins. SIM4NEXUS will develop innovative methodologies to address these barriers, by building on well-known and scientifically established existing “thematic” models, simulating different components/“themes” of the Nexus and by developing: (a) novel complexity science methodologies and approaches for integrating the outputs of the thematic models; (b) a Geoplatform for seamless integration of public domain data and metadata for decision and policy making; (c) a Knowledge Elicitation Engine for integrating strategies at different spatial and temporal scales with top down and bottom up learning process, discovering new and emergent knowledge, in the form of unknown relations between the Nexus components and policies/strategies; (d) a web-based Serious Game for multiple users, as an enhanced interactive visualisation tool, providing an immersive experience to decision- and policy-makers. The Serious Game will assist the users (as players) in better understanding and visualising policies at various geo-/spatial scales and from a holistic point of view, towards a better scientific understanding of the Nexus. The Serious Game will be validated (applied, tested, verified and used) via ten Case Studies ranging from regional to national level. Two further Strategic Serious Games at European and Global levels will also be developed for demonstration, education and further exploitation purposes, accompanied by a robust business plan and IPR framework, for taking advantage of the post-project situation and business potential.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/natural resource management

Call for proposal

H2020-WATER-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 225 131,25

Participants (26)

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 460 075
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 702 575
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 275 766,25
Address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 442 666,25
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 239 750
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 163 437,50
Address
Via Sarfatti 25
20136 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 129 062,50
Address
Jingumae 5 Chome 53-70
150 8925 Shibuya Ku Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 209 243,75
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 488 092,50
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 200 681,25
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO EURECAT
Spain
EU contribution
€ 335 450
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 147 187,50
Address
Piazza Universita 21
07100 Sassari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENKI OPS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 74 597,50
Address
Dukelska 145
379 01 Trebon
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 449 137,50
Address
Rijnstraat 8
2500 EX Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DHI A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 279 050
Address
Agern Alle 5
2970 Hoersholm
Activity type
Other
SOUTH WEST WATER LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 192 443,75
Address
Peninsula House Rydon Lane
EX2 7HR Exeter
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ACTEON SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 334 687,50
Address
5 Pl Ste Catherine
68000 Colmar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EPSILON MALTA LIMITED
Malta
EU contribution
€ 393 750
Address
Tower Business Centre, 2Nd Floor, Tower Street, Swatar Birkirkara
BKR 4013 Swatar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CAMBRIDGE ECONOMETRICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 185 625
Address
Covent Garden
CB1 2HT Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STRANE INNOVATION
France
EU contribution
€ 431 637,50
Address
2 Route De La Noue
91190 Gif Sur Yvette
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRESH-THOUGHTS CONSULTING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 226 425
Address
Hutteldorfer Strasse 215/29
1140 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BALTIJAS VIDES FORUMS
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 96 781,25
Address
Antonijas Iela 3-8
LV-1010 Riga
Activity type
Other
AZERBAYCANDA VETENDAS CEMIYYETINININKISAFINA YARDIM ASSOSIASIYASI

Participation ended

Azerbaijan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
4/44 Mirgasimov Str
AZ1700 Baku
Activity type
Other
OBCIANSKE ZDRUZENIE MVO L'UDIA A VODA KOSICE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 72 747,50
Address
Cermelska Cesta 24
040 01 Kosice
Activity type
Other
WATER EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 89 656,25
Address
Boulevard A. Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
KWR WATER B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Groningenhaven 7
3433 PE Nieuwegein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)