What is the Food, Water and Energy Nexus?

What is the "nexus"?

Food, water and energy systems are interconnected. The NEXUS is how and where these three systems intersect. Because actions related to one system can impact one or both of the other systems, it is necessary to take a NEXUS APPROACH.

What is the nexus approach?

At the heart of the NEXUS APPROACH is a strong understanding of the interdependencies among these three systems and how to ensure food, water and energy security for an ever-growing population. This will require the work of individuals, businesses and government.

To advance the goal of integrated planning, policy and management, it is important to increase awareness about how these systems three intersect, and why greater coordination is necessary.