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

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.
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 219 131,25

Participants (25)

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PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 450 075

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 702 575

STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 271 766,25

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 442 666,25

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 239 750

UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 163 437,50

UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY

Japan

EU Contribution

€ 129 062,50

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 209 243,75

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 488 092,50

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 200 681,25

FUNDACIO EURECAT

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 314 450

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 147 187,50

ENKI OPS

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 74 597,50

MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 449 137,50

DHI

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 370 050

SOUTH WEST WATER LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 192 443,75

ACTEON SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 334 687,50

EPSILON MALTA LIMITED

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 393 750

CAMBRIDGE ECONOMETRICS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 185 625

STRANE INNOVATION SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 431 637,50

FRESH-THOUGHTS CONSULTING GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 226 425

BALTIJAS VIDES FORUMS

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 96 781,25

AZERBAYCANDA VETENDAS CEMIYYETINININKISAFINA YARDIM ASSOSIASIYASI

Azerbaijan

OBCIANSKE ZDRUZENIE MVO L'UDIA A VODA KOSICE

Slovakia

EU Contribution

€ 72 747,50

EUROPEAN WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 89 656,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 689150

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2016

  • End date

    31 May 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 895 657,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 895 657,50

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands