Sustainable Integrated Management FOR the NEXUS of water-land-food-energy-climate for a resource-efficient Europe (SIM4NEXUS)

Project aim

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.

Project activities
1. Policy analysis and the nexus
2. Thematic Models and Methodology of Integration
3. Serious Game development and testing of the system with hypothetical scenarios and actors
4. Dissemination of the project results and outcomes

Target groups
Ministries, municipalities, local and regional agencies etc.

Project flyer is available HERE



06/2016 – 05/2020

Project financed by

European Commision Horizon 2020 Programme

Project partners

Lead partner
Wageningen University and Research Centre (Netherlands)

University of Thessaly, Department of Civil Engineering (Greece)
The University of Exeter (Great Britain)
Stichting IHE Delft (Netherlands) Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact research (Germany)
Technical University of Madrid (Spain)
Center for Research on Energy and Environmental Economics and Policy at University Luigi Bocconi of Milan (Italy)
United Nations University (Japan)
Department of Environmental Science, Radboud University (Netherlands)
Royal Institute of Technology division of Energy Systems Analysis (Sweden)
UPPSALA University (Sweden)
Fundacio Eurecat (Spain)
University of Sassari, Departement of Scienze for Nature and environmental resources (Italy)
ENKI O.P.S. (Czech Republic)
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (Netherlands)
DHI (Denmark)
South West Water Ltd (Great Britain)
Acteon Sarl (France)
Epsilon Malta Limited (Malta)
Cambridge Econometircs (Great Britain)
Strane Innovation SAS (France)
Fresh-Thoughts Consulting GmbH (Austria)
Baltic Environmental Forum (Latvia)
People and Water (Slovakia)
European water supply and sanitation technology platform (Belgium)

More information

Daina Indriksone
Project manager/Environmental expert
Tel. 67357550