This report summarizes the main findings of the different activities that the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the different partner institutions are conducting within the framework of the Water Energy Food Ecosystem nexus analysis in sub-Saharan Africa.

Projet WEFE-SENEGAL - Atelier Technique e-NEXUS - module Opti-Bioénergie - Aide a la Decision

Dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre du Projet «Appui à la gestion des ressources en eau et du Nexus Eau-Energie-Agriculture dans le bassin du fleuve Sénégal» dénommé «WEFE-SENEGAL», il a été prévu le développement d'un module d'analyse du potentiel bioénergétique des résidus de cultures dans le bassin en utilisant un model bioénergétique  a la petite échelle et son intégration dans un système d’information appelé e-NEXUS SENEGAL.

Ninth session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention.


More effective cross-sectoral “nexus” cooperation would improve the sustainable management of natural

This paper analyzes the status of legal regulation of emerging contaminants in water sources in Mexico. To this end, its relevance is debated in the context of the constitutional obligations assumed regarding the human right to water and sanitation (HRWS). The international instruments are reviewed and a brief general balance is prepared that allows us to reflect on the legal vacuum of this topic in Mexico.

Digitalisation of water utilities – drivers for transformation

The report summarizes the key ACEWATER2 project scientific achievements of the activities implemented by the African CoEs (Centers of Excellence), supporting Institutions, leading experts and the JRC. The outcomes of few ongoing research projects at JRC complements the overall framework. The first three chapters focus on the analysis of the WEFE (Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystem) nexus assessment at regional scale over the two formerly existing networks of CoE, in Western and Southern Africa, and the 2018 newly established network of CoE in CentralEastern Africa.

The report addresses a twofold objective, in order to provide an overview of:

- the Human Capacity Development (HCD) priorities in the water sector in Africa;
- the Development Priorities of the Water Sector placed in the context of Agri-Energy sectors

Hydrological fluxes, land use and climate change are significant processes in the biogeochemical processes and agricultural productivity in the Lake Victoria Basin. The objective was to elicit hydrological trends with attendant quality and quantity components, assess land use change patterns as well as implications of climate change on maize yields in the LVB.



Blue Nile River is the main source of water for hundreds of millions of people in Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. Natural resources in the Nile Basin are under enormous pressure due to population growth, economic development, increased energy and food needs. Among the multiple challenges the Blue Nile Basin poses, figures boldly the impact of land use on the water quality and quantity. Consequently, the impact produced on human and ecosystem health as a result of water quality deterioration and water quantity depletion is a cause for high concern.