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Future Earth’s Knowledge-Action Networks are networks of people and organisations, collaborating to build the knowledge and tools needed to tackle the greatest sustainability challenges of our time. The Nexus Knowledge-Action Network does so with the objective of promoting sustainable and equitable delivery of water, energy and food for all. This is achieved through better understanding of the interactions between water, energy and food systems and managing their trade-offs and synergies. The Nexus Knowledge-Action Network facilitates collaboration between existing projects, networks and individuals involved with nexus issues and builds on their knowledge, expertise and experience.

The Nexus Knowledge-Action Network is governed by an international Steering Committee, which initiates and stimulates activities of the Nexus Knowledge-Action Network. These activities aim to
inform decisions to best address threats to sustainable and equitable access to water, food and energy, whose causes and/or consequences are embedded in the interactions between these three components. Decisions refer not only to policies and strategies, but also to behavioral change, new practices, technologies and institutions, across all spatial scales.

The Development Team of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Knowledge-Action Network issued the Research and Engagement Plan in March 2018 to shape and guide water-energy-food nexus-related activities under the Future Earth umbrella in the coming years.  The full report can be viewed here.

The Steering Committee is supported by supported and facilitated by a team of the Future Earth Secretariat, including Manfred LangeSandrine PaillardKaela Slavik and Vincent Virat.

For more information, please contact Kaela Slavik at kaela.slavik@futureearth.org