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DECISION ANALYTIC FRAMEWORK TO EXPLORE THE
WATER-ENERGY-FOOD NEXUS IN COMPLEX TRANSBOU...

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What is DAFNE?
The DAFNE project explores sustainable and
integrated options for the management of water,
energy and foo...

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Objectives of DAFNE?
To establish a decision-analytic framework (DAF)
for Participatory and Integrated Planning (PIP) th...

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DAFNE Project

  1. 1. www.dafne-project.eu @dafne_project DECISION ANALYTIC FRAMEWORK TO EXPLORE THE WATER-ENERGY-FOOD NEXUS IN COMPLEX TRANSBOUNDARY WATER RESOURCES OF FAST DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. Funded under the H2020 Framework Programme of the EU, GA No. 690268 SIM4NEXUS Prof Phoebe Koundouri Athens University of Economics and Business London School of Economics March 16th 2018
  2. 2. 2 What is DAFNE? The DAFNE project explores sustainable and integrated options for the management of water, energy and food. Focus on transboundary context in fast growing countries.
  3. 3. 3 Objectives of DAFNE? To establish a decision-analytic framework (DAF) for Participatory and Integrated Planning (PIP) that will: • Develop a better understanding of the WEF (Water- Energy-Food) nexus • Generate and explore alternative planning and management solutions focused on the WEF nexus • Contribute to solutions that foster profitable but equitable use of resources without infringing on environmental limits (thus minimizing and mitigating societal conflicts)
  4. 4. 4 Stakeholder involvement Active engagement of diverse range of stakeholders in the process from the outset of the project Tools to facilitate social understanding of the impact and support comparative analysis of the alternative through negotiations (Negotiation Simulation Lab)
  5. 5. CASE STUDY 1: ZAMBEZI RIVER BASIN • 4th Largest River Basin in Africa • 8 Southern African Countries • Key Issues: • Energy Production/Irrigation Trade-off • Trans-boundary governance under ZAMCOM • Reliance on the Zambezi for Tourism
  6. 6. CASE STUDY 2: OMO-TURKANA RIVER BASIN • Transboundary: Ethiopia and Kenya • Ethiopia has one of the largest hydro-power potential in Africa but only about 5% is exploited • Key Issues: • Trade-offs between hydropower, irrigation and the environment • Water availability in the Lower Omo Valley and Lake Turkana
  7. 7. 7 Building the Decision-Analytic Framework (DAF) Extensive data collection (quantitative and qualitative) on WEF related issues in the area Developing Scenarios (baseline and future) to characterize the hydrologic, ecological, infrastructural (energy and water), social, economic systems as well as the governance and policy contexts Developing and integrating models which capture each of the above elements Identifying and assessing robust water management alternatives, or temporal sequences thereof (pathways) in collaboration with stakeholders
  8. 8. 8 Building the Decision-Analytic Framework (DAF) WP1 COORDINATION & MANAGEMENT WP3 WATER-ENERGY-FOOD NEXUS ANALYSIS & MODELLING WP4 MODELLING SOCIAL, ECONOMIC & INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENTS WP5 DECISION ANALYTIC FRAMEWORK WP6 SYNTHESIS & PATHWAY TO IMPACT Direct links Feedbacks Secondary feedbacks WP2 DRIVER of WATER- ENERGY-FOOD NEXUS WP7 DISSEMINATION, OUTREACH & KNOW-HOW TRANSFER
  9. 9. www.dafne-project.eu @dafne_project
  10. 10. Achieving Natural Resources, Economic, Social Sustainability by developing scientific and methodologically sound approaches to recognizing, demonstrating and capturing the Total Economic Value of natural resources and other public goods important for social welfare, integrating them in sustainable management tools and policy making, while recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of the challenge. SDSN Greece Research:
  11. 11. SDSN Greece Research • 40 million Euro of research funding • 500 published peer-reviewed research papers and books • Funding received from the European Commission (FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7, Horizon2020), DG Environment, Numerous Governments and the Private Sector • Research influenced policy & attracted mass media coverage all over the world
  12. 12. Marine Coastal Management Inland Water Management Renewable Energy Climate Change Discount Rate Biodiversity Forest Management Waste Management Nuclear Energy
  13. 13. SDSN Greece Focus Self-destructing Rotations Sustainable Rotations SDSN-Greece Thematic Priorities Natural Capital Valuation: Sustainable Investment Allocation Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation Policies Sustainable Development in Times of Crisis
  14. 14. 1) Natural Capital Valuation: Sustainable Investment Allocation Indicative Projects
  15. 15. 2) Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation Policies Indicative Projects
  16. 16. 3) Sustainable Development in Times of Crisis Indicative Projects
  17. 17. Our Projects

Editor's Notes

  • How should one evaluate and manage natural resources over time and space in an uncertain world?
    How this valuation can be incorporated in investment strategies and decisions?
    First thematic priority of SDSN Greece searches answers to these questions by considering different disciplines from the theoretical, applied and real world practitioner’s aspect
  • For economists climate change represents the greatest and widest-ranging market failure ever seen. Climate change is considered as the mother of all externalities
    Second thematic priority of SDSN Greece to discuss and explore the impacts of mitigation and adaptation policies to be designed and implemented whith focus in the Mediterranean region and Greece and the interaction of these policies
  • Multiple challenges of climate change, energy, resource depletion, etc. call for immediate action and science-driven recommendations
    Third thematic priority of SDSN Greece focuses on discussing and identifying practical means of exodus from crisis in line with the goals of sustainable development

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