Governing the Nexus
Global trends such as urbanization, demographic and climate change that are currently underway pose serious challenges to sustainable development and integrated resources management. The complex relations between demands, resource availability and quality and financial and physical constraints can be addressed by knowledge based policies and reform of professional practice. The nexus approach recognizes the urgent need for this knowledge and its interpretation in a policy- relevant setting that is guided by the understanding that there is a lack of blueprints for development based on integrated management of water, soil and waste resources in the Member States. Generation and application of knowledge is both a priority for individual but also institutional capacity development.
Provides a conceptual framework for discussing the nexus approach to environmental governanceDiscusses key science-policy challenges relating to the nexus approachUses selected case studies to explore use of the nexus approach in integrated management of water, soil and waste resources