Project Profile: CRUNCH

Climate Resilient Urban Nexus CHoices: operationalising the Food-Water-Energy Nexus


Principal Investigators: Dr. Alessandro Melis, University of Portsmouth
Partners: Shang-Lien Lo, National Taiwan University - Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, Chinese Taipei
Chris Cooper, KnowNow Information Ltd., United Kingdom
Nicole Thorpe, Experior Micro Technologies Ltd., United Kingdom
Ben Smith, AECOM Ltd., United Kingdom
Dr. Sukanya Krishnamurthy, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven - Department of the Built Environment, Netherlands
Dr. Joanna Bach-Glowinska, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Edith Ngai, Uppsala University - Information Technology, Sweden
Dr. Duncan Booker, Glasgow City Council, United Kingdom
Tom Andrews, Soil Association, United Kingdom
Chris Livemore, Southend on Sea Borough Council, United Kingdom
Thomas Spiegelhalter, Florida International University, United States


Full Project Title: Climate Resilient Urban Nexus CHoices: operationalising the Food-Water-Energy Nexus
Full Call Title: Nexus2016


Project Objective: The CRUNCH consortium brings together a breadth of expertise and diversity of technical, social and business disciplines to develop a new knowledge platform, support better decision making and work on the common challenges. We are aiming for ground-breaking outcomes that are truly transdisciplinary, working closely with local stakeholders at every step of the project. The aim of CRUNCH is to demonstrate how the Food-Water Energy Nexus can strengthen urban resilience through creating an interconnected knowledge platform with cross-sectorial indicators for a support tool and assessment framework, to guide decision-making.
Call Objective: The Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus is a joint call established in order to bring together actors to find innovative new solutions to the Food-Water-Energy Nexus challenge. The ultimate goal is to increase the access and the quality of life.


Regions: Asia, Europe, North America
Countries: Chinese Taipei, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America (USA)


Duration: 40 months
Call Date: December 9, 2016
Project Award Date: February 15, 2018