Project: Formulating sustainable urban FWE strategy by optimizing the synergies between food, water and energy systems

Acronym SUNEX (Reference Number: 11110965)
Duration 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2020
Project Topic SUNEX provides an integrated modelling framework of advanced tools to model and assess the Food-Water-Energy (FWE) systems’ demand and supply sides, capture their interdependencies and maximize synergies through a nexus view that endorses efficient solutions for energy, water and food supply for urban regions. The approach will be applied in four case study cities reflecting different socio-economic and climate characteristics, different consumption patterns and different local and remote FWE resource shares. A monitoring and control sensor network will be tested to improve water and energy savings for local food production. The results will feed into FWE-supply guidelines ensuring replication to support the transition towards higher urban resilience.
Network EN-SUGI

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH Coordinator Austria
2 Qatar Environment &Energy Research Insttitute Partner Qatar
3 Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung Partner Germany
4 University of the West of England - SPE Partner United Kingdom
5 ROC-Connect, Inc. Partner United States
6 Ministry of Municipality and Environment Partner Qatar
7 Bristol Water plc Partner United Kingdom