Advancing the Nexus through Internationalisation and Networking

  • DATE / TIME:
    2022/10/25    14:00 - 17:00

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    Organisers: Nexus Project ClusterCOST Action NEXUSNET 


    • Dr Floor Brouwer, UNU-FLORES
    • Prof. Daniel Karthe, UNU-FLORES
    • Prof. Rabi Mohtar, Texas A&M University
    • Mr Paul Webb, European Research Executive Agency
    • Dr Octavi Quintana Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Region (PRIMA)
    • Prof. Chrysi Laspidou, University of Thessaly
    • Prof. Michael Jacobson, Penn State University
    • Dr Iman Nuwayhid, American University of Beirut
    • Dr Mirella Aoun, American University of Beirut
    • Dr Judit Ungvári, Future Earth and George Mason University
    • Dr Mathaios Panteli, University of Cyprus
    • Prof. Jiaguo Qi, Michigan State University
    • Dr Giulio Pattanaro, European Research Executive Agency (REA)
    • Prof. Ali Rhouma, Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Region (PRIMA)
    • Dr Kara C. Hoover, National Science Foundation (NSF)
    • Dr Stacey Standridge, National Science Foundation (NSF)

    The webinar will provide a dynamic platform for the participants to discuss the pathways advancing the Nexus through internationalisation and networking. Due to a growing demand for food, water, and energy, further compounded by climate change, the internationalisation of the Nexus Approach is high on the agenda.

    The event will include researchers’ highlights on recent innovative solutions to the Nexus challenges and explore ways to advance the Nexus by enhancing resource use efficiency and encouraging greater policy coherence. It will introduce the ongoing Nexus initiatives and share examples of best Nexus practices and lessons learned around the globe.

    By reflecting on the global perspective on the Nexus and the international transdisciplinary approaches, the webinar aims to engage audiences from different disciplinary backgrounds to promote innovative international partnerships and collaboration. It also touches on the relevance of the educational approaches and young researchers’ role as agents of transformation for sustainability transformation in their home regions and beyond.

    The event aims to bring together partners, researchers and interested individuals and groups from different fields to engage in innovative discussions and gather input and feedback. The goal is to provide a forward-looking approach to bring more focus and coherence to the knowledge activities of the Nexus Cluster arising at the science-policy interface.

    Please note that registration for this event has now opened.


    The Nexus Project Cluster (NPC), initiated in 2018, is a group of independent research initiatives that team up to increase communication and dissemination of the Nexus to create a more significant impact. Activities of the Cluster are related to water, energy, food, land and climate. They also address critical societal challenges like public health and rural-urban development.

    COST Action NEXUSNET is an international network of researchers collaborating with universities, research institutions, policymakers and the business sector. They aim to increase understanding of how the water-energy-food Nexus fosters policy coherence and biophysical interactions in the domains of water, energy and food, supporting the transition towards a circular and low-carbon economy in Europe. The network focuses on job creation, enhancing wellbeing, establishing broad synergies and caring for the environment.

    UNU-FLORES is part of the NPC and the COST Action NEXUSNET, with Dr Floor Brouwer as Chair of the NPC and Vice-Chair of the COST Action NEXUSNET, and Dr Serena Caucci, UNU-FLORES as member of the Steering Committee and leader of NEXUSNET Working Group 6 (WG6) on Stakeholder Engagement. Zeynep Ozkul, UNU-FLORES is actively participating in the activities organised by the NPC and the WG6 COST Action NEXUSNET.

    This event is part of a three-part event series. UNU-FLORES is responsible for the facilitation of the events.

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