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The WEFE-Nexus in the Mediterranean is seeking for best practices

The Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus, WEFE-Nexus, in the Mediterranean region has launched a Call Notice looking for examples of best practices to support the preparation of a “Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus” publication in the form of a Nexus Atlas.

The objective of the Atlas is providing analyses and forecasts of the interrelated water, energy and food necessities in the Mediterranean region, and the consequent effects on the environment. It will also propose a scientific and cultural perspective on the issues considered by Nexus, with a widely accessible language, open to interested citizen or stakeholders and experts. The idea of collecting and including examples of best practices will help to substantiate or challenge the results produced within the WEFE-Nexus initiative.

For this purpose, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and the Global Water Partnership for the Mediterranean (GWP-Med) are working together, to follow the objectives set out in the UfM Water Declaration and the work of the UfM Task Force.

The CALL NOTICE published is inviting interested stakeholders, scientists or municipalities to flag best practices illustrating the successful application of Nexus approaches in the Mediterranean. The case studies must be initiatives and activities already existing and implemented (not planned or just started). After a careful assessment of the proposal received, the most representative will be included in the Atlas.

Interested parties to suggest useful examples can complete the ‘Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem Nexus – Best practice example’ available here and send it to: JRC-UFM-GWPMed-ATLAS@ec.europa.eu

A more comprehensive description of the call notice is accessible here and the deadline for submission of examples is 28 February 2019.

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