Case studies


12 case studies will be developed during the project at regional, national, continental and global scale. The case studies will serve as test-beds for the models, the integration methodologies and the Serious Game. In all the case studies, the aim is to study the Nexus trade-offs and the impact of different policies for the future. In all regional and national case studies, we are planning to engage local stakeholders and decision makers (actors) for the development and testing of the strategies, the policies, and the Serious Game. Stakeholders will be involved from the start of the project.


Island of Sardinia, Italy

Lead Partner: University of Sassari

Tourism, industry and agriculture are the key sectors in the economy. The specific Nexus policy priorities are sustainable water management, renewable/low-carbon energy use and climate change mitigation; sustainable tourism development; water efficiency planning in irrigated agriculture; conservation of ecosystem services and biodiversity through guaranteeing environmental flows. A policy challenge for the implementation of Nexus-compliant practices is to improve policy and development plans that efficiently limit conflicts between water use, while increasing hydropower production for the transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy. The Regional Ministry of the Environment, the Regional Water Authority, the Regional Ministry of Tourism, an Electrical Power producer are involved.


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Simone Mereu:


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