JPI Urban Europe: Addressing the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

Following the JPI Urban Sustainable Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy (FEW) Nexus call, a number of ESRC-funded projects were approved with a focus on developing more equitable and efficient approaches to urban resource management. Alleviating the growing pressures on cities, in an era of growing scarcity and rapid population increase, is central to ensure the future sustainability and wellbeing of urban areas worldwide.

The research, focusing primarily on a selection of European cities but also featuring partnerships in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Gulf, will examine different aspects of cities and their ecologies with the aim of identifying how inefficiency, waste and pollution can be positively addressed through innovative, participatory approaches. Lasting until early 2021, these projects include Urbanising in Place, Creating Interfaces: Building Capacity For Integrated Governance At The FWE Nexus In Cities On The Water, SUNEX (Sustainable Urban Food-Energy-Water Nexus), WASTE FEW ULL (Waste Food-Energy-Water Urban Living Labs – Mapping and Reducing Waste in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus) and CRUNCH: Climate Resilient Urban Nexus CHoices: operationalising the Food-Water- Energy Nexus.