Operationalization of "Nexus" Approaches in Metropolitan Regions

This project has now been concluded.



The objective of project is to identify mutually beneficial responses from the inter-linkages between minimum of two sectors (water, energy, food) and provide an informed and transparent framework for determining trade-offs to meet demands without compromising sustainability and exceeding environmental tipping points.

The city of Nashik in Maharashtra has been chosen as the Indian city to undertake the pilot project activities under the Urban Nexus project by ICLEI South Asia in discussion with GIZ India. Funded by GIZ Eschborn, the pilot project aims to showcase the benefit of an urban nexus approach through the identification of inter linkages between the water, energy and food sectors. The pilot activity will showcase some of the challenges faced by these sectors and the interdependencies among them.

Nashik, the third largest city in Maharashtra and one of the fastest growing in India, is well-known for its vineyards and grape production. Due to this agricultural profile and the water- and energy-intensity of the winemaking process, ICLEI South Asia has chosen to focus on the Water/Energy/Food nexus in Nashik.

In the coming months, there will be loads of activities taking place in the project scenario like identifying and evaluating available nexus opportunities in the city, identifying stakeholders, fields and city visits, entry points for pilot project activities and much more.


Cities involved:

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nashik, India



GIZ Eschborn.



ICLEI World Secretariat and ICLEI Africa Secretariat


Project duration:

November 2013 - July 2014



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