Nexus Project Cluster
The Nexus Project Cluster is a group of independent research initiatives that team up for increased and more impacting communication and dissemination of the Nexus. The Nexus includes sectors like water, energy, food, land and climate, as well as important societal challenges like public health and rural-urban development.
Nexus Project Cluster: https://nexuscluster.eu/
Prima Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area
19 participating states countries have a common research and innovation strategy addressing the challenges in climate change, population growth and food security, water scarcity and overexploitation of natural resources, sustainable agriculture, agro-biodiversity loss, reinforcing Mediterranean lifestyle: diet , physical activity , socio-cultural, mediterrenean agro-food value chains.
Prima Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area: https://prima-med.org/
Water Europe (WE) was initiated by the European Commission (EC) in 2004 as the European Technology Platform (ETP) for water with the name WssTP. This ETP status was renewed by the EC in 2013 in line with its ETP2020 strategy. In 2007, WE was transformed into a member-based multistakeholder platform under Belgian law. Since then, the membership and activities of the organisation have continuously grown and evolved in line with its ambition to represent the whole value-chain of water and achieve a European Water-Smart Society.
Water Europe: https://watereurope.eu/
The Alliance of Excellence for Research and Innovation on Αephoria (AE4RIA) is an initiative for collaboration between research institutions, innovation accelerators and science-technology-policy interface networks, focused on sustainable development. Our mission is to facilitate a science driven and human centric transformation towards the joint implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals of UN Agenda 2030, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the European Green Deal.
REGILIENCE is facilitating the identification and upscaling of the most promising cross-sectoral climate change resilience solutions: communicating them through various channels and actions; inspiring policymakers, organisations and individuals to become part of the change process; and accelerating the necessary transitions in European communities and regions. This Horizon 2020-funded project supports cities and regions in their efforts to build climate-resilient pathways, with almost 700 activities such as events, webinars, twinning, helpdesks, etc. to share experiences, learn from failure, provide guidance, and disseminate knowledge and tools. REGILIENCE will produce a Resilience Fundamentals Course, a citizen Resilience Scan Tool, and will test 10 innovative public-private partnership approaches, among other activities.
IMPETUS project will support Europe’s climate adaptation strategy as well as its efforts to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The goal of the project is to turn climate commitments into tangible, urgent actions to protect communities and the planet. Specifically, it will develop and validate a coherent multi-scale, multi-level and cross-sectoral climate change adaptation framework to accelerate the transition towards a climate-neutral and sustainable economy. Resilience knowledge boosters will build a robust quintuple helix stakeholders community, and they will be deployed and validated in all seven EU biogeographical regions (continental, coastal, Mediterranean, Atlantic, Arctic, boreal and mountainous).
Transformational adaptation (TA) is essential to reduce climate-related impacts on people, the economy and the planet. The EU-funded TransformAr project will create products and services to introduce large-scale and disruptive adaptive TA processes in vulnerable regions and communities across Europe. Relying on existing successful initiatives, the project will address water-related risks and impacts of climate change through six TransformAr lighthouse demonstrator regions and communities that will test solutions.
The ICT4Water cluster is a hub for EU-funded research and innovation projects on ICT applied to water management. Currently, around 40 projects are members of the cluster. These are both ongoing projects and projects that were members of the cluster before their completion. In the latter case, the ICT4Water site continues to display links to the projects’ webpages and to selected project outcomes (e.g. videos, IT tools open to the public). This permanent link between the cluster and the projects, even after their completion, helps showcasing project results and supports their dissemination and exploitation.
EIT Climate-KIC is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon, climate-resilient society. Supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, they identify and support innovation that helps society mitigate and adapt to climate change. They bring together partners in the worlds of business, academia, and the public and non-profit sectors to create networks of expertise, through which innovative products, services and systems can be developed, brought to market and scaled-up for impact.
EIT Climate-KIC: https://www.climate-kic.org/
Watershare is an international network of water utilities, research organisations and solution providers committed to sharing knowledge, expertise and resources. Members collaborate and implement innovations for a resilient water future and contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6). Watershare currently has 26 highly involved members, as well as 4 regional hubs, for local knowledge building and sharing.
Future Earth is a global network of scientists, researchers, and innovators collaborating for a more sustainable planet. Future Earth convenes researchers and scholars from all parts of the world, across different societal and academic sectors, and across the natural, social, and human sciences. Future Earth initiates and supports international collaboration between these researchers and stakeholders to identify and generate the integrated knowledge needed for successful transformations towards societies that provide good and fair lives for all within a stable and resilient Earth system. Future Earth uses a rigorous transdisciplinary research and systems thinking approach throughout its work in which basic and applied research are combined to generate actionable, solution-oriented knowledge to inform and guide decisions by policy makers and practitioners at all levels of governance.
BIONEXT is a four-year project. During the four years we demonstrate the reasons for biodiversity loss and make visible the interdependences between biodiversity, water, food, energy, transport, climate, and health. We bring together scientists from different fields and utilize co-creation with stakeholders to generate results. Vice versa, the project gives input to policymakers, businesses, civil society, industries, scientists and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
SustainFood is a collaborative platform that links, builds, and accelerates international, transdisciplinary teams across the US, African, and European networks that provide sustainable solutions using the WEF Nexus. These will be achieved through network-to-network research, education, and community outreach activities.
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