The European Commission has funded the research project called GoNEXUS – Innovative tools and solutions for governing the water-energy-food ecosystems nexus under global change that officially started on 1st June 2021. Over the next four years, GoNEXUS will conduct research to help rebalance the nexus between water, food, energy and ecosystems (WEFE). The GoNEXUS novel approach combines advanced modelling on global, river basin and local scales with a participatory approach, bringing together a broad range of stakeholders from different sectors in the organized nexus dialogues. The GoNEXUS project will conduct 8 case studies, including one of them in the Danube River Basin with the aim to develop a toolbox to demonstrate the viability of solutions for the identified challenges. (More information about the project can be found at: https://gonexus.eu/ ).
The 1st Danube River Basin dialogue will focus on discussing and validating the specific nexus challenge(s) that will be assessed in the GoNEXUS project, and on developing a common understanding of these nexus challenges in the basin as well as the driving factors and trade-offs of these nexus challenges at different scales.