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.


Southwest of the UK: the counties of Devon and Cornwall (United Kingdom)

Lead Partners: South West Water and University of Exeter

There is a significant coastline including over 140 EU designated bathing waters. Tourism and agriculture are the main sectors in the economy. The case study will address how legislation, policy (and its interpretation) and incentives (e.g. agricultural policy) can be integrated to (i) support both sustainable food production (agriculture) and the provision of water and wastewater services in a region with significant environmental designations and features which in turn supports a significant tourism industry; and (ii) at the same time, recognise the need for resilience in the face of climate change, population growth and the need for increased reliance on renewable energy sources and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. The organisations involved are the Environment Agency (regulator); Natural England and National Farmers Union (NFU); Devon & Cornwall Wildlife Trusts, West country Rivers Trust (Environmental charities); Devon & Cornwall County Councils.


For more information please contact:

Lewis Jones:

Dragan Savic:

Catherine Mitchell:

Lydia Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia:

Nicola Hole:


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