Deliverables

The primary objective of the deliverable is to create a scientific inventory of the Nexus and to advance the state-of-the-art in Nexus research. We conduct a thorough literature review on the interlinkages of Water-Energy-Food-Land-Climate and Climate Change. The literature review takes a holistic approach and focuses on the resource base, including both biophysical and socio-economic resources, on which we depend to achieve social, environmental and economic goals pertaining to the Nexus under climate change. Beyond the interlinkage’s analysis, we conduct an effort to decode the interlinkages of the Nexus, by creating an inventory concerning the basic information needed to know before hand for our case studies, how changes affect linkages on a mutual basis and of course, what are the most influential interlinkages that affect each Nexus Dimension under study. The social and economic implications of the Nexus linkages are considered basic components of our analysis so as to transact a profound and holistic approach of the Nexus. The effects on society in addition to economic implications are reported for each interlinkage, in an effort to specify and clarify the potential socio-economic outcomes. Lastly, we analyse and consider low carbon options as the driver to achieve environmentally friendly practices under the context of the Nexus, by investigating the implications of a low carbon energy sector for all Nexus domains.


Work Package Number: WP 1
Deliverable Number: D1.1
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This report explores various features of the SIM4NEXUS models, and compares them to the requirements of the case studies and the serious game. There could be challenges in linking the modelling tools due to the different natures of their coverage, for example level of detail in geographical detail or length of forecast horizon. It should also be noted that the project includes both optimisation and simulation models, which have different underlying assumptions that require careful consideration when linking.


Work Package Number: WP8
Deliverable Number: Deliverable_1.3
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This deliverable identifies and reviews the policies at international and European scale that are relevant to the water‐land‐energy‐food‐climate nexus (WLEFC‐nexus). Besides the policies directly aiming at these five nexus domains, other policies are relevant, especially in the context of strategies for a resource efficient and low‐carbon economy in Europe. These are policies in the domains of economy, investment, R&D and innovation, ecosystems and environment, EU regions, development, risk & vulnerability and trade. Other policies may also be relevant, depending on the issues at stake, e.g. policies for economic sectors that have a key role in the SIM4NEXUS cases.


Work Package Number: WP2
Deliverable Number: D2.1
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A nexus approach requires cross-sectoral commitment and shared perspectives Implementation of the UNFCCC Paris agreement on climate change gets more attention from national governments than the multi-sectoral Sustainable Development Goals. This unilateral focus may cause unwanted trade-offs. For example, subsidised growth of bio-energy crops has changed the agricultural landscape and water cycle, causing heat and drought in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. A nexus approach could be the answer. Ten cases investigated the translation of global and European policies for water, land, energy, food and climate, into national and regional policies, and they scored the horizontal coherence between policies. Most European policies have been integrated into national and regional policies. However, several factors may hinder implementation in practice. Also, more synergies than conflicts were found between policy objectives for different sectors, but this does not guarantee coherent implementation. Shared goals, perspectives and interests, as well as commitment and trust are enabling factors for successful cross-sectoral cooperation. Profound attention must be paid to these conditions in a nexus approach.


Work Package Number: WP2
Deliverable Number: D2.2
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The primary objective of the Deliverable is to report on the first application of the thematic models to selected case studies. The thematic models are applied both to support nexus-compliant decision making in the case studies and as an input for the development of complexity methodologies. This Deliverable summarises the work undertaken during the first year of the project. First, we describe the process undergone to select the suitable thematic models to be applied in each case study. Next, we define the setup of the simulation exercise, particularly the baseline scenario chosen for the preliminary run of the models. Finally, we report on the simulations done with each thematic model.


Work Package Number: WP8
Deliverable Number: D3.1
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This deliverable reports on the data flow between WP3 and WP4 for the development of the System Dynamics Models for each project study in WP3 and the information exchange for the development of the Serious Game in WP4. It is an intermediate report, showing that at the end of M18 the Architecture of the data base, the data flow, the metadata ontology, and data management have been defined.


Work Package Number: WP8
Deliverable Number: D3.2
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Task 4.1 has defined a first version of the SIM4NEXUS Serious Game tool learning goals considering: i) the scope of the game, ii) the contents to be included, iii) the knowledge to be imparted, and iv) the assessment items needed to test the learning. The learning goals are oriented by two main purposes: i) to allow users to learn about concrete facts, terminology, acronyms, concepts, rules, procedures and soft skills related to the Nexus management domain; and ii) to gain insight into the decisions and behaviours of the players.


Work Package Number: WP 4
Deliverable Number: D4.1
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This document reports on how the data will be handled during the SIM4NEXUS project. The goal is to consider the many aspects of data management, data and metadata generation, data preservation and maintenance, and analysis, ensuring that data is well managed in the present, and prepared for preservation in the future.


Work Package Number: WP8
Deliverable Number: D4.2
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The main results are the development of the Game Logics flowcharts focused in the user interaction during the game setup and the gameplay flowchart. Also the role of the user in the game has been defined by means of an entity-relationship diagram. In regard to the system requirements, they have been divided into two groups: Serious Game requirements and KEE requirements. Both software and hardware requirements have been specified providing a development environment based on VMs and specifying how this development environment will be deployed to production. Some technical solutions for the development have been proposed making a stress on the openness and interoperability of the final solution.


Work Package Number: WP 4
Deliverable Number: D4.3
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This report presents the framework for the case studies implementation, throughout the project and in coordination with the other Workpackages. The case studies have a central role in SIM4NEXUS as they represent the field of application and testing for all methods, concepts and tools created in other Workpackages. The implementation of the case studies will follow 4 steps: • Launching the case study processes; • Description and prioritisation of the Nexus challenges; • Addressing the Nexus challenges; • From results to policy recommendations.


Work Package Number: WP 5
Deliverable Number: D5.1
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The objective of this Deliverable is to report on stakeholders ́ engagement in identifying the major nexus challenges and to provide a first assessment in applying the thematic models in the Andalusian case study. This process is the initial step of the case-study work in SIM4NEXUS towards the building of a Serious Game through system dynamic modelling. The overall modeling process is conducted in close collaboration with stakeholders, which have been engaged in identifying the nexus challenges and will be engaged invalidating the models and using the Serious Game.


Work Package Number: WP8
Deliverable Number: D5.2
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The project website has been prepared and is operational since M3. Updates will be realised on a regular basis. The website received a number of comments and suggestions from the partners during a consultation phase; these were incorporated into the website in M5.


Work Package Number: WP8
Deliverable Number: D7.2
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The report presents a detailed work plan, ensuring coherence and consistency of the work to be carried out in the work packages. It results from the introductions to the work packages, presented at the kick-off meeting of SIM4NEXUS (July 11 & 12, 2016), also addressing the links with the other work packages. The deliverable also clarifies where we are going in the coming half year, what is required, from whom and by when.


Work Package Number: WP 8
Deliverable Number: D8.1
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The report presents an overview of the activities and actions to coordinate and to create synergies with other projects, funded under H2020 or from other sources. We focus to align up with MAGIC, the H2020 project on the Nexus funded under the same topic.


Work Package Number: WP 8
Deliverable Number: D8.2
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Task 8.3 ‘Quality Assurance’ aims at defining, implementing and maintaining a set of management structures to coordinate and monitor project management activities. In order to support that, Task 8.3 puts in place the following elements, to enable a coordinated action of consortium members to meet the necessary quality levels.


Work Package Number: WP8
Deliverable Number: D8.3
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This report presents the agenda and outcomes of the first meeting of the External Advisory Board (EAB), held in Prague on May 30 and 31, 2017. Seven members of the EAB participated and discussed the achievements during the first year with the WP Leads. The program had three parts. First, the activities during the first year are presented by the work package leads and discussed with the EAB (Chapter 2 of the report). This took most of the first day. The EAB then met to internally discuss and prepare an initial feedback (Chapter 3 of the report). This feedback was presented by the Chair of the EAB (Associate Professor Jamie Pittock) at the start of Day 2. The second day did focus on two topics, (i) modelling and (ii) engagement. The two breakout sessions addressed specific items on these topics (Chapter 4 of the report). These were unanimously agreed by the EAB. Chapter 5 lists the members of the EAB and the participants from the project. Chapter 6 concludes on the next steps. Appendix A has the agenda of the meeting, and the consortium presentations are included in Part B of the deliverable.


Work Package Number: WP8
Deliverable Number: D8.4
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