Brouwer, Floor

Adjunct Professor

  • Floor Brouwer
    UNU-FLORES, Ammonstrasse 74, Dresden, 01067, Germany

    Research Interests

    • Economic of natural resources
    • Environmental and resource economics
    • Green Economy
    • Non-market valuation


    • PhD, Economics, Free University, Netherlands (1986)
    • MSc, Econometrics, Free University, Netherlands (1982)


    • Adjunct Professor, UNU-FLORES
    • Senior Research Scholar, Wageningen Research
    • Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

    Biographical Statement

    Floor Brouwer is an Adjunct Professor at UNU-FLORES, working primarily on the conceptual advancement of the Resource Nexus. He is an environmental economist working on the integrated management of natural resources. His focus on the conceptual advancement of the Resource Nexus includes targeted Resource Nexus studies (e.g., on the agri-food nexus), education, capacity development, and quality assurance. He was formerly a scientific coordinator of an EU-funded project on the sustainable and integrated management of the nexus (SIM4NEXUS). He is also leading the Nexus Project Cluster, a group of 30 independent Water-Energy-Food cross-sector research initiatives who team up for increased and more impactful communication and dissemination of the Nexus.

  • Articles

    • Cremades, Roger, Mitter, Hermine, Constantin Tudose, Nicu, Sanchez-Plaza, Anabel, Graves, Anil, Broekman, Annelies, Bender, Steffen, Giupponi, Carlo, Koundouri, Phoebe, Bahri, Muhamad, Cheval, Sorin, Cortekar, Jörg, Moreno, Yamir, Melo, Oscar, Karner, Katrin, Ungurean, Cezar, Octavian Davidescu, Serban, Kropf, Bernadette, Brouwer, Floor, and Marin, Mirabela. 2019. “Ten principles to integrate the water-energy-land nexus with climate services for co-producing local and regional integrated assessments.”
      Science of The Total Environment 693: 133662.
    • Brouwer, Floor, Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia, Lydia, Alexandri, Eva, Bremere, Ingrida, Griffey, Matthew, and Linderhof, Vincent. 2018. “The Nexus Concept Integrating Energy and Resource Efficiency for Policy Assessments: A Comparative Approach from Three Cases.” Sustainability 10(12): 4860.
    • Sušnik, Janez, Chew, Chengzi, Domingo, Xavier, Mereu, Simone, Trabucco, Antonio, Evans, Barry, Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia, Lydia, Savić, Dragan A., Laspidou, Chrysi, and Brouwer, Floor. 2018. “Multi-stakeholder development of a serious game to explore the water-energy-food-land-climate nexus: the SIM4NEXUS approach.” Water 2018, 10(2): 139.
    • Brouwer, Floor, Avgerinopoulos, Georgios, Fazekas, Dora, Laspidou, Chrysi, Mercure, Jean-Francois, Pollitt, Hector, Ramos, Eunice, and Howells, Mark. 2018. “Energy modelling and the Nexus concept.” Energy Strategy Reviews, 19: 1-6.
      doi: 10.1016/j.esr.2017.10.005.
    • Brouwer, Floor, Mantino, Franco, Polman, Nico, Short, Chris, Sterley, Simone, and Rac, Ilona. 2018. “Private-sector actions to valorise public benefits from agriculture and forestry.” EuroChoices, June 2018.
    • Brouwer, Floor, Van der Heide, Martijn, and Aris Gaaff, Aris. 2014. “Natuurlijk kapitaal in de Nederlandse economie.” ESB Economisch Statistische Berichten 99: 52-54.
    • Bezlepkina, Irina, Brouwer, Floor, and Reidsma, Pytrik. 2014. “Impact assessment of land use policies: Introduction.” Land Use Policy 37: 1-5.
    • Brouwer, Floor, Tagliafierro, Caroline, and Hutchinson, George. 2013. “Ecosystem services and rural land management (Editorial).” Environmental Science & Policy 32: 1-4, October 2013.
    • König, Hannes Jochen, Uthes, Sandra, Schuler, Johannes, Zhen, Lin, Purushothaman, Seema, Suarma, Utia, Sghaier, Mongi, Makokha, Stella, Helming, Katharina, Sieber, Stefan, Chen, Le, Brouwer, Floor, Morris, Jake, and Wiggering, Hubert. 2013. “Regional impact assessment of land use scenarios in developing countries using the FoPIA approach: Findings from five case studies.” Journal of Environmental Management 127: S56-S64.