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The third Future Earth Workshop on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus 2016
“Governance transformation and intergrated information for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus”



The third of four Future Earth workshops on the Water, Energy and Food cluster was held in Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) in Kyoto, Japan on April 4 to 6, 2016. The workshop was co-hosted by RIHN WEFN project and Regional Center for Future Earth in Asia.


The following topics were discussed:

1) Identify gaps in our understanding and our ability to resolve W-E-F Nexus issues.
2) Explore a) decision making at the operational level and b) policy development at national and international levels in the Nexus with an emphasis on integrated management of energy and water, the links to bioenergy, the bio-economy and land management and the role of the public and private sectors.
3) Identify observation types and essential variables, datasets, software platforms and tools (e.g. for modelling and analysis at different spatiotemporal scales, change of scale, handling of Big Data), indicators for decision making,

4) Identify pilot projects, research activities, and program strategies whereby Earth observations can be effectively integrated into decision-making within emerging W-E-F Nexus collaborations.


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