United Nations


Institute for Integrated Management
of Material Fluxes and of Resources

About the Nexus Laboratory

The Nexus Laboratory will enable the transfer and translation of nexus knowledge and methodologies classified and consolidated in Windows 1, 2 and 3, in support of dynamic and evidence-based decision-making. Through scenario analysis, data visualisation and the construction of nexus indices, the Nexus Laboratory facilitates, tracks and evaluates the implementation of innovative knowledge-based approaches for integrated management of water, soil and waste resources. The Nexus Laboratory Window will employ tools classified in Window 1 to perform analysis on data sets organised in Window 3. The Nexus Laboratory will draw upon the analysis to identify credible data proxies for design of monitoring and evaluation frameworks for nexus pilot projects. The Nexus Observatory will employ indices as a way of documenting and analysing the changing nature of trade-offs in decision-making that can potentially have implications for advancing the integrated management of environmental resources - water, soil and waste. It also monitors progress of collaborative research projects to identify opportunities where new methodologies and policy advocacy can strengthen feedback loops at multiple levels of governance within Member States.

Nexus trade-offs

Water, Soil, Waste or global assessment

Nexus synergies

Water, Soil, Waste or global assessment

Dataset Profiles

Tools to define datasets for Window 3 based on available databases of Window 1.

Nexus methods

  • Nexus Indices
  • Monitoring framework
  • Process Indicators
  • Data Proxies

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