The Western Balkan region, also known as the Balkans, encompasses several Southeast European countries, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia

Climate change is a critical challenge of modern society, affecting the natural and built environment on an unprecedented scale. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, deforestation, overuse of fertilizers, and increasing urbanization are the main causes of global warming (Lamb et al., 2021) and the major factors contributing to changing weather patterns over extended periods.

The interdependencies and connections between the food, energy, and water systems are referred to as the “nexus” Each of these systems is critical to human well-being and intimately

Water, energy, food, and ecosystems (WEFE) are at the heart of long-term social and economic stability. However, integrated management of water, energy, and land resources remain a great challenge in the Western Balkans.

Renewable energy sources are the oldest, more reliable, and environmentally friendly. Particularly, hydropower remains the most valuable energy source. The estimated potential of renewable energy sources is enormous.

The fourth NEXUSNET blog “Turkey and the path towards European Green Deal – How could Resource Nexus help?” is now published by Ms Zeynep Ozkul, Senior Research Assistant, UNU-FLORES.

The third NEXUSNET blog “Salt Water Intrusions Impacts and Sustainable Management Measures” is now published by Dr. Alban Kuriqi, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa and Dr. Ismael Abdelaty, Water and Water Structures Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University.

The second NEXUSNET blog ” Mykonos, Greece: Amazing place for networking with wonderful NEXUS people” is now published by Dr. Tamara Rađenović, Economist, Faculty of Occupational Safety, University of Niš.

The first NEXUSNET blog “Western Macedonia, Greece: A complex resource system to withstand the decarbonization shift” is now published by Dr. Dimitris Kofinas, Civil Engineer, Water Resources Management, University of Thessaly.