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The Resource Nexus is a methodology of integration to support policy in managing environmental resources sustainably. It has gained traction within the sustainability agenda with its potential to contribute to improving the role of ecosystem services, restoring degraded ecosystems, and supporting livelihoods that are dependent on them.
In line with its mission to be an international leader for research, capacity development, and knowledge dissemination on the Resource Nexus, UNU-FLORES organises this event for the partners of the ABCD Centre, striving for an integrative approach to the management of water, soil, waste, and other resources.
The joint workshop “The Resource Nexus in Climate Adaptation and Water Security Strategies” aims to advance the knowledge on the Resource Nexus and seek a collaborative follow-up examining the Resource Nexus in climate adaptation and water security strategies with a comparative approach. The workshop is the starting point of a joint effort into collaborative work on the Resource Nexus, climate adaptation and water security.
It seeks examples from practice addressing the following:
This is an invitation-only event.
A sustainable, adaptive and integrated water resources management to ensure water security for human well-being requires the consideration of multiple threats, including floods, droughts, and water deterioration, the development of innovative technologies and water management strategies, adaptive disaster management, the establishment of good water governance practices, including political, financial and cultural aspects. Therefore, climate adaptation and water security research is a major scientific and societal challenge.
Jointly with TU Dresden, RWTH Aachen Germany, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras IIT (Chennai, India) and the Asian Institute of Technology (Bangkok, Thailand), UNU-FLORES plans to establish a “Global Water and Climate Adaptation Centre” with a hub at IIT Madras and a satellite at AIT Bangkok.
The Centre’s ambition of becoming a global hub for water security and climate adaptation research is reflected by creating three interconnected, synergistically intertwined research clusters.