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Advancing a Nexus Approach to the sustainable management of natural resources requires better alignment of data collection, access to complete data, comparable standards, better analysis of data, as well as a unified monitoring framework. The Nexus Observatory is an initiative of UNU-FLORES, which aims to advance data classification, strengthen monitoring frameworks, and facilitate governance processes for evidence-based decision-making and knowledge transfer. It will facilitate and support synergies, as well as enhance coordination, communication, and collaboration between sectors and stakeholders. The main focus of the Nexus Observatory is the engagement with science-policy challenges and the identification of capacity development opportunities, along with responding to regional/ national priorities. In addition, current trends and debates within the UN system, such as discussions around the Sustainable Development Goals and the post-2015 development agenda, will inform activities of this initiative. Thus, it will serve as an online platform for consolidating and translating science into relevant information and evidence, which will empower decision makers to develop strategies, policies, as well as natural resource management planning and implementation frameworks. This project includes the UNU-FLORES Joint Research Project (JRP NO. 2) activity in Africa on Drought and Flood Risk Management in African Region.
Nexus Observatory Website: https://nexusobservatory.flores.unu.edu/
Kurian, Mathew, (2017). The water-energy-food nexus: Trade-offs, thresholds and transdisciplinary approaches to sustainable development. Environmental Science & Policy, 68 97–106
Sekela Twisa and Kurian, Mathew ed. Nexus Observatory training workshop on drought risk monitoring: capacity development priorities for Sub-Saharan Africa 2015/12/17–18 Dar es Salaam. Dresden: United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), 2016.
Kurian, Mathew, Ardakanian, Reza, Veiga, Linda and Meyer, Kristin, Resources, services and risks : how can data observatories bridge the science-policy divide in environmental governance?, (The Netherlands: Springer International Publishing, 2016).
Kurian, Mathew, Suardi, Mario and Ardakanian, Reza, Nexus planning primer : lessons from case studies, ed. Shindelar, Rachel (Dresden: United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), 2016).
Mannschatz, Theresa and Meyer, Kristin, (2015). Modelling tools for dealing with environmental complexity. ourworld.unu.edu
Science Brief in the Global Sustainable Development Report 2015 (UNDESA). Kurian, Mathew and Kristin Meyer. “The UNU-FLORES Nexus Observatory and the Post-2015 Monitoring Agenda”
Maksimović, Čedo, Kurian, Mathew and Ardakanian, Reza, Rethinking infrastructure design for multi-use water services, (The Netherlands: Springer, 2015).
Reddy, V. Ratna, Kurian, Mathew and Ardakanian, Reza, Life-cycle cost approach : concept, relevance and applicability in managing infrastructure and other investments in the developing countries : a practitioner’s handbook, (The Netherlands: Springer, 2015).
Veiga, Linda, Kurian, Mathew and Ardakanian, Reza, Intergovernmental fiscal relations : questions of accountability and autonomy, (The Netherlands: Springer, 2015).
Governing the Nexus: Water, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global Change, ed. Kurian, Mathew and Ardakanian, Reza (Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2015).
Schreier, Hans and Kurian, Mathew (2014). Integrated water resources management : a practical solution to address complexity by employing the nexus approach. Working Paper. United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES).
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