UNraveling the knoT of the Water-energy-food nexus usIng ecosySTems services
Simultaneously managing the interconnected resources of water, energy and food (WEF) has always been complicated. Challenges are significantly augmented by climate change, increasing water scarcity as well as more frequent and severe extreme weather events. More efficient and equitable management of the WEF nexus requires tools and frameworks developed with a clear knowledge of the interrelationships and feedback among the three components within their related ecosystems as well as the role of external drivers such as climate change.
The EU-funded UNTWIST project is applying artificial intelligence in models that quantify the interactions, with a focus on so-called ecosystem services, which are the benefits people believe they receive from an ecosystem, and which support, directly or indirectly, their survival and quality of life.
Start date: 01/01/2021
End date: 31/12/2022
Coordinator: Asociacion BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change – Klima Aldaketa Ikergai
Funding scheme: H2020 Programme
Budget: € 160.932,48