When looking at the before mentioned nexus of water, energy, and food security, the question arises which environmental resources have to be managed in an integrated way to achieve the sought integrated and sustainable management. For United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), these environmental resources are: water, soil, and waste.
The realization of the Water-Soil-Waste-Nexus approach requires a holistic understanding of the inter-linkage of all related environmental processes, while also taking into consideration global change and socio-economic aspects. Exploring these inter-linkages and advancing an integrated management approach requires integrated modelling tools.
To make use of existing tools and facilitate the selection of the most appropriate (set of) tools, a comprehensive database of models related to the management of water, soil and waste, the Nexus Tools Platform (NTP), has been developed. This project aims at further advancing and promoting NTP for inter-model comparison of existing modelling tools.
- Organization: United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)
- Nexus Tools Platform