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

Objective

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. The model toolbox will include forefront global/continental and river basin models, innovatively establishing a functional link between them. At global and continental scales, the toolbox will include the individual WEFE element models CAPRI (food, agri-environment), LISFLOOD-EPIC and PCR-GLOBWB (water), PRIMES and PROMETHEUS (energy), GLOBIO (environment), and GEM-E3 (macroeconomics), some of them used in EU policies. River basin models will include nested strategic WEFE management models (including behavioral modelling) and hydrological simulation models to expand the analysis of resilience at basin scale, including impacts on ecosystems. Nexus Dialogues will co-design scenarios, models, and solutions for a joint governance of the WEFE nexus. The solutions will be evaluated using the model toolbox through a set of novel nexus indicators and criteria (based on relevant SDGs metrics) to assess trade-offs between water status, and food and energy security. 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.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-CLA-2020-2
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 001 875

Participants (15)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 649 690
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
E3-MODELLING AE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 250 125
Address
Panormou 70-72
11523 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES
France
EU contribution
€ 238 875
Address
3 Av Claude Guillemin
45060 Orleans
Activity type
Research Organisations
ADELPHI RESEARCH GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 290 000
Address
Alt-moabit 91
10559 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
ARCTIK SRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Avenue De Broqueville 12 - 1St Floor
1150 Woluwe-saint-pierre
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FAMIFE CONSULTING KUTATO, TANACSADO ES SZOLGALTATO KFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 132 500
Address
Kirandulo Utca 37
1221 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 444 846,25
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 468 125
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 111 277,50
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRESH-THOUGHTS CONSULTING GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 218 750
Address
Hutteldorfer Strasse 215/29
1140 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE LAVAL
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Allee Des Bibliotheques 2345
G1V 0A6 Quebec
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 201 250
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 445 000
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MINISTERIE VAN INFRASTRUCTUUR EN WATERSTAAT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 282 500
Address
Rijnstraat 8
2500 EX Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE CHEIKH ANTA DIOP DE DAKAR
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 115 000
Address
Avenue Martin Luther King
- Dakar Fann
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments