Session 3.10 / 4.10: Stop the buzzword: closing persistent gaps in the implementation of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
This is a two-part session in which we will open a space to dialogue about the challenges that the multi-scale and multi-sector character of the WEF Nexus pose to social actors, including for example policy makers, NGOs or practitioners. It is a joint effort coming from four Nexus-related research projects that share a common premise: that the conceptual tool of the WEF nexus can only be made operational through an active engagement of stakeholders. We seek input to
improve the work within the projects as well as expect to contribute back a set of good practices useful for a wide range of actors.
In the first part we will present current project activities and jointly formulate questions to be answered in the second part of the session. We will introduce the Nexus implementation gaps we faced and the types of active engagement tested in four projects: the MAGIC project (Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security), the IANEX project (Integrated Assessment of the Nexus: The case of hydraulic fracturing), the ISWEL Project (Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy, and Land) and the MaRIUS project (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of droughts and water Scarcity). After this short
introduction with presentations, presenters and attendees will identify and select key nexus related challenges and jointly define questions to answer in the second part of the session.
Chair - B. Willaarts
Chair - C. Madrid-López
Chair - G. Salmoral
Chair - V. Cabello