IFWEN Case Study Series

Innovating for Integration: Exploring possibilities for governing the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

Series Editors: Pourya Salehi (ICLEI World Secretariat), Paul Currie (ICLEI Africa), Jose Puppim de Oliveira (Getulio Vargas Foundation-FGV)

The Understanding Innovative Governance for Food, Water, and Energy Nexus in Cities (IFWEN) project examines such capabilities and enabling factors of nexus approaches that use Green and Blue Infrastructure (GBI). The project aims to support building capabilities in cities for developing innovative solutions and managing GBI at the urban level. The project’s findings are based on case studies in Florianopolis, Sao Jose dos Campos, Gangtok, Nagpur, Taipei, Antananarivo, Dodoma, Lilongwe, and Johannesburg.

Collaborating with IFWEN project partners and cities, ICLEI has prepared a case study for each city. They contribute to:

  • Understanding local Green Blue Infrastructure (GBI) & Food-Water-Energy Nexus (IFWEN) interactions,
  • Identifying capabilities and potential required for innovative nexus approaches, and
  • Lessons for future implementation.

By clicking on the left image, you can download a condensed summary of these case studies. To download the full text of each case study, please click on the attached link for each city, below:

Florianopolis, Brazil: Urban agriculture and community engagement

Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil: Participatory management for urban forest conservation

Gangtok, India: Closing the loop in the waste management and food sectors

Nagpur, India: Innovation for increased efficiency in the water-energy nexus

Taipei, Chinese Taipei: Education and land-use reforms as urban nexus innovations

Antananarivo, Madagascar: Using nexus for tackling the challenge of extreme poverty

Dodoma, Tanzania: Climate resilience through nexus interventions

Lilongwe, Malawi: Waste as the entry point for GBI and nexus intervention

Johannesburg, South Africa: Schools as the center of learning about nexus

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