Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus

The implementation of a Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus approach can further contribute to optimizing the use of vital natural resources while addressing environmental needs and climate variability and change impacts.

Following up work, outputs and impacts achieved in previous years, GWP-Med will engage during 2017-2019 in the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems agenda through the following key lines:

Aimed outputs: National and basin institutions are assisted in addressing natural resources security issues using the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus approach, including through elaboration of investment portfolios and implementation of demonstration application showcasing how-to’s on policy and action planning and technical aspects. At transboundary level, Nexus approaches are utilized as tool for identification of shared benefits and enhancement of transboundary cooperation and formal and informal policy dialogues and stakeholder processes advance.

Progress marker: Governments, local authorities, RBOs, sustainable development stakeholders, private sector, donors.  Indicatively, key aimed beneficiaries include Water, Energy, Agriculture and Environment Ministries of Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Mauritania, etc.


The Nexus approach: an introduction

The Regional Nexus Policy Dialogue process in South East Europe