MIRRA & Austrian Foundation for Development Research (OFSE) organized a series of workshops on food, water and energy NEXUS in Jordan


MIRRA organized a series of workshops with an international team on food, water and energy NEXUS in Amman, 24-27 Mar 2019. The workshops belong to the Food-water-energy for Urban Sustainable Environments (FUSE 2018-2021) project a part of the Sustainable Urbanization Global Initiative of Urban Europe and the Belmont Forum.


The project brings together scientists, engineers, economists, and stakeholder engagement experts from Stanford University in California, USA, IIASA, Austria, UFZ, Leipzig, Germany, and ÖFSE (Austrian Foundation for Development Research) in Vienna, Austria. The project is a not-for-profit research effort and is part of the Sustainable Urbanization Global Initiative of JPI Urban Europe and the Belmont Forum.


MIRRA is the local coordinator for the FUSE project activities in Jordan.


The multi-disciplinary team is developing a long-term Food-water-energy systems model applicable to the Amman region. In working groups and discussion sessions, more than 100 Jordanian participants as users, experts or/and modelers from multiple key sectors developed together insightful scenarios and feedback for the FUSE model.


The model captures connections and feedback among users, producers, distribution mechanisms, and resources connecting the food-water-energy nexus. Under narratives of future changes in climate, demographics, land use, and economic development, and considering the behavior of a wide range of actors, the team will develop and evaluate policy interventions and innovative governance forms to identify implementable sustainability options.


The Sustainability Living Lab in Jordan for FUSE (Food – Water – Energy in Urban Environments) project results and report are out !


Click here to read the report: Sustainability Living Lab for Food – Water – Energy in Urban Environments for Amman, Jordan Report  (FUSE Project)


To know more about the project, please visit the FUSE website


You will find a lot of pictures from the workshops at