Understanding climate-water-energy-food nexus and streamlining water-related policies
REXUS offers a comprehensive strategy for mainstreaming Water-Energy-Food-Climate (WEFC) Nexus thinking and promoting Resilient Nexus Systems. Resilience in REXUS stands for the capacity of systems to adapt quickly to changes and disruptions.
This is done through research and innovation activities that support multi-level and multi-scalar action in the domains of governance, policy development, decision making and implementation. REXUS:
REXUS is being applied on the ground in 5 pilot areas: Greece (Pinios river basin), Colombia (Nima river watershed), 2 transboundary river basins in Italy/Slovenia (Isonzo-Soča), Lower Danube in Romania/Bulgaria/Serbia, and the entire peninsular territory of Spain. Cross-sector stakeholder partnerships are being formed, which include high-level representatives of Ministries and planning agencies, research institutions, as well as end-users, most importantly farmers faced with resource scarcity and the impact of climate change.
Role of DRAXIS:
DRAXIS is the technical coordinator of the program. It is responsible for providing relevant climate projections and carrying out climate risk assessments for the use cases. Moreover, it develops and maintains the REXUS Observatory, a platform empowered by Earth Observation and supporting the visualization of Nexus Indicators for the explored sectors. Finally, DRAXIS has undertaken the exploitation, sustainability, and business plans of the project’s results for maximizing the project impact after its end.