SureNexus will develop, demonstrate and validate a planning and management framework for transition in NEXUS implementation that:
- is dynamically adaptive, evolutionary, transformative and replicable,
- can acknowledge agricultural and touristic areas as a system in relation to urban and semi-urban areas and ecosystems
- will be able to use data mining and machine learning to establish future scenarios based on the specific needs and challenges and
- adopts a multifactor approach to involve key stakeholders to develop sustainable and cost-effective solutions that tackle their needs and constraints and therefore maximize their uptake
SureNexus will support informed and evidence-based decision making for a fair transition to climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as sustainable development enhancing the implementation of the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) NEXUS approach. SureNexus will extend and disseminate it in the different key sectors in a local/regional scale.
The main approach is to produce healthy and sufficient food, with less resources (water, soil, energy and nutrients) through regenerative and precision agriculture including permaculture practices and with minimal impact to the environment. The project will establish demonstrators of promising small-scale innovative solutions and evaluate their productivity and value to the local community, driving technology acceptance and mentality change. Integrated tools will be tested in four innovative Living Labs, focused on relevant Nexus actions.
At the same time, SureNexus will bridge the barrier and the resistance to changes through the development of interconnected networks (network of networks) of grass root community projects and foster MED knowledge transfer and best practices, coupled with intersectoral cooperation.
AGENSO will be WP2 co-leader and will contribute to different tasks in the project, as to install IoT systems for monitoring the environmental parameters and be responsible for the creation and development of the project Stakeholder Platform (SHP), collaborating in the networking map development and in the acceleration of the innovation.
AGENSO will also contribute to the communication tasks for project management and to the ethics management.
Finally, AGENSO will also collaborate in the knowledge systematization and in the planning and management framework and will lead the communication and dissemination tasks.