Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Food production related to efficient use of energy and water can be very challenging. The Water-Energy-Food nexus is full of complicated interdependencies. Decisions in one field will often have consequences for the other two.

What if we manage to exchange effective projects? For obvious reasons, not every approach will be effective in any city. Due to various context variables, such as climate, size of the city, connection with the region/agricultural areas, import dependency, and many other factors.

Via the Closer Cities urban research project, we aim to develop a better understanding of comparability between situations/cities and exchangeability of solutions.

On 12 May 2022, during Floriade EXPO 2022, Closer Cities organizes a WEF-nexus expert meeting in close collaboration with a team of experts from various organisations and knowledge institutes. This conference also relates to the EXPO 2020 in Dubai. The pavilion of the Netherlands is literally built around the theme of water-energy-food. 

If you have a project you would like to share with the online platform, please do so via the button you find to the right (‘submit WEF-nexus project’). And if you want to take part in the dialogue, please feel free to do so!