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The nexus observatory

When looking at the nexus of water, energy, and food security, the question is which environmental resources have to be managed in an integrated way? 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 Nexus Observatory is an initiative of UNU-FLORES, which aims to advance data classification, strengthen monitoring frameworks, and facilitate governance processes for evidence-based decision-making and knowledge transfer.

The main focus of the Nexus Observatory is the engagement with science-policy challenges and the identification of capacity development opportunities, along with responding to regional/national priorities. In addition, current trends and debates within the UN system, such as discussions around the Sustainable Development Goals and the post-2015 development agenda, will inform activities of this initiative.

  • Organization: United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)
  • Nexus Observatory nexusobservatory.flores.unu.edu