Closer Cities aims to create a bridge between urban science and urban practice. Aside from our analyses of collected projects and research, the Closer Cities team shares non-scientific reports on our workshops, events, and conferences.
On May 12, 2022, Closer Cities organised a one-day international conference on the Water-Energy-Food nexus in cities. The conference was organised in close collaboration with a large number of partners and experts. The conference was fully aligned with the philosophy of the Netherlands: Solving Global Challenges Together. The predominant focus of this conference was on how improved urban knowledge sharing regarding the WEF-nexus contributes to realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Partners and experts who contributed to the organisation of this conference come from various organisations including TNO, Deltares, TU Delft, Wageningen University & Research, Erasmus University Rotterdam, IHS Institute for Housing and Urban Development, Global Compact Network Netherlands, Aeres Hogeschool, RVO (Netherlands Enterprise Agency), Province of Flevoland, RUAF and several others.
The full report of the WEF-nexus conference is available hereunder. The report contains a comprehensive description of the WEF-nexus conference as well as the key discussions among experts, and the outcomes and learning points. The report also outlines the next steps of the Closer Cities project regarding the Water-Energy-Food nexus theme and how you can stay updated and involved.