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Globally and locally-sustainable food-water-energy innovation in Urban Living Labs, sustainable urbanisation global initiative - GLOCULL – project: local dynamics and conflicts around the multiple interests and uses in the Billings Reservoir from nexus approach

Grant number: 18/21362-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2019
Effective date (End): November 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Interdisciplinary Subjects
Cooperation agreement: Belmont Forum
Principal Investigator:Gabriela Marques Di Giulio
Grantee:Michele Dalla Fontana
Home Institution: Faculdade de Saúde Pública (FSP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/50423-6 - Globally and locally sustainable food-water-energy innovation in urban living labs - glocull, AP.R


Many cities across the globe experiment with innovative solutions to challenges in the food, water and energy system. However, issues of food, water and energy are often tightly connected with each other, not only locally but also globally. This is known as the Food-Water-Energy (FWE) nexus. As a result, an effective solution to a local water problem may cause new local problems with food or energy, or cause new water problems at the global level. For local actors, it is very difficult to anticipate whether solutions to one issue in the FWE nexus are sustainable across food, water and energy systems, both at the local and the global scale. In response, the GLOCULL project aims to develop a novel approach to produce innovative solutions to FWE challenges that are both locally and globally sustainable, through experiments in Urban Living Labs in seven countries (Austria, Brazil, Germany Netherlands, South-Africa, Sweden and the USA). (AU)