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FUSE: Belmont Forum Collaborative Research: Food-water-energy for Urban Sustainable Environments

FUSE logoInnovative policies and governance forms are needed to address competition for scarce resources in stressed urban food-water-energy systems. The FUSE consortium, supported by the Belmont Forum and other sponsors, adopts an innovative two-stage Living Lab approach in which stakeholders:

  1. produce solutions for future urban-FWEs challenges,
  2. engage in participatory model building, and
  3. examine the merits of proposed solutions.

Detailed system models will quantify connections and feedbacks among users, producers, distribution mechanisms, and resources. The FUSE approach will be applied to Amman, Jordan and Pune, India: growing metropolitan regions each containing approximately five million people, intermittent freshwater supplies, and significant competition with agriculture for water and energy.

Project Period

Three years from May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2021

Related Activities

FUSE will build on other research and capacity building activities such as those conducted during the Jordan Water Project