Creating Interfaces: Building Capacity for Integrated Governance at the FWE nexus in Cities on the Water
The complexities of food, water and energy governance in urban areas is a major barrier to effective understanding and collaboration between different stakeholders. Creating Interfaces: Building Capacity for Integrated Governance at the FWE Nexus in Cities on the Water aims to respond to these challenges by facilitating local knowledge creation and partnerships.
Focusing on three mid-size cities on the water in Poland (Slupsk), Romania (Tulcea) and the United States (Wilmington), the project will promote citizen, science and policy collaborations through Urban Living Labs. These will enable highly participatory processes of research and engagement, involving a broad range of groups, to develop solutions to these issues.
Through strong local and international networks, the project will support a range of positive outcomes, including the design of holistic and inclusive urban governance strategies for food, water and energy management.
João Porto De Albuquerque (Principal Investigator, Associate Professor)
Gregory McInerny (Assistant Professor)
University of Warwick
Sustainable Development Laboratory
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Royal Institute of Technology KTH Sweden
Danube Delta National Inst for Research
52′ North Initiative GmbH
University of Delaware
European Institute for Energy Research
• Creation of three Urban Living Labs in the case study cities.
• Promotion of local and international knowledge exchanges through a range of mediums, including an internet-based platform.
• Contribution of innovative practices to the evidence base on smart urban approaches in small and medium sized cities.