Storymap: Water-Energy-Food (WEF)- nexus approach in Cape Town (2021-2023)
The South African National Research Foundation (NRF) together with the Dutch Research Council (NWO), under the Cooperation South Africa-Netherlands Programme, are funding research to support studies on solutions that balance trade-offs and amplify synergies between the water, energy, and food sectors while simultaneously preserving the environment. From Utrecht University, various researchers from different disciplines are involved. Nicola Harvey (PhD candidate), Anoeska Buijze (senior researcher) and professor Marleen van Rijswick from the Utrecht University School of Law and from the faculty of Geosciences professors Jochen Monstadt and Maarten Hajer and senior researcher Shaun Smith.
Apart from academic research on the “Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus”, the objective of this collaborative effort is to explore application-oriented solutions across the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus, develop practical guidelines, and support decision and policymakers towards sustainable planning and practices, strategies and policies.
It is under this cooperation that an interdisciplinary team is carrying out a 3 - year study (January 2021 – December 2023) on the WEF nexus approach in Cape Town.
You can read and see more about this project in a Storymap: Nexusing Water, Energy and Food to Increase Resilience