The Local Nexus Network: exploring the future of localised food systems and their energy and water supply
De Propris, Lisa
University of Exeter
The Local Nexus Network is addressing the intersection of two important emerg-ing research areas, re-distributed manufacturing and the food-energy-water nex-us. It is an on-going initiative which aims to develop an evidence-based compre-hensive research agenda and foster an inclusive community of researchers and stakeholders for sustainable local food-energy-water nexuses. This paper pre-sents the conceptual framing for understanding the challenges of local nexus, re-ports empirical findings around a particular case study, and makes initial reflec-tions on the research and practical challenges and opportunities.
Economic and Social Research Council
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Paper to be presented at 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 4, 5 & 6 April 2016 Chania, Crete, Greece
3rd International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, 2016-04-04, 2016-04-06, Chania, Greece