The Systems and Flux Analysis Considering Global Change Assessment Unit promotes interdisciplinary research on material fluxes and the cycling of the environmental resources – water, soil, and waste. The quantitative analysis of resources’ quantities, qualities and material flow is an integral dimension of applying a Nexus Approach and a prerequisite for the sustainable management of these resources under conditions of global change.
The Unit plays a central role in integrative data analysis, making use of systematic monitoring approaches at various spatial scales, including station data and earth observation techniques. It also works on and with integrative modelling tools for systems understanding and assessing and predicting impacts of climate change. The integration of the Unit into the overall research strategy of UNU-FLORES facilitates and fosters the implementation of research results into management plans and governance.