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Reference Number ES/S002243/1
Title JPI Urban Europe SUGI - Waste Food-Energy-Water Urban Living Labs - Mapping and Reducing Waste in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus (WASTE FEW ULL)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 35%;
Not Energy Related 65%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Economics and Econometrics) 25%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Town and Country Planning) 25%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 35%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 65%;
Principal Investigator Professor S S Charlesworth
No email address given
Ctr for Agroecology, Water and Resili
Coventry University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source ESRC
Start Date 02 June 2018
End Date 01 June 2021
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £204,933
Industrial Sectors
Region West Midlands
Programme Society & Global Security
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor S S Charlesworth , Ctr for Agroecology, Water and Resili, Coventry University (99.994%)
  Other Investigator Dr A S P Hunt , Economics and International Development, University of Bath (0.001%)
Dr M J Van De Wiel , Ctr for Agroecology, Water and Resili, Coventry University (0.001%)
Dr U Schmutz , Ctr for Agroecology, Water and Resili, Coventry University (0.001%)
Dr F Rayns , Ctr for Agroecology, Water and Resili, Coventry University (0.001%)
Dr J Fried , Ctr for Agroecology, Water and Resili, Coventry University (0.001%)
Dr R Nunes , Real Estate and Planning, University of Reading (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , CSE (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Cape Town, South Africa (0.000%)
Project Contact , Stellenbosch University, South Africa (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wessex Water Services Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , State University of Campinas (UniCamp), Brazil (0.000%)
Project Contact , Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT), The Netherlands (0.000%)
Project Contact , East Rand Water Care Company (ERWAT), South Africa (0.000%)
Project Contact , GENeco (0.000%)
Project Contact , Isidima Design & Development (Pty) Ltd, South Africa (0.000%)
Project Contact , Schumacher Institute (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of California, Santa Cruz, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , BlueCity, The Netherlands (0.000%)
Project Contact , Bristol Food Network C.I.C. (0.000%)
Project Contact , Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO), Norway (0.000%)
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Objectives 1. Formally 'open' each ULL, with stakeholder groups2. Co-create with ULL stakeholders an understanding of resource inefficiencies by sourcing data, mapping waste streams and agreeing focus areas3. Agree likely pathways to impact in each context e.g. in UK and South Africa it may be disrupting waste flows through risk management; in Brazil and Netherlands it may be policy support for scaling of innovation4. Quantify in monetary terms the micro and macro-economic impact of these increased waste efficiencies, using both market and non-market valuation5. Enable each ULL to close (or start to close) the loops in critical resource flows6. Establish a knowledge exchange programme to share and analyse findings across all six partnering countries7. Produce and disseminate a knowledge "tool-box" and public education resources to share with other urban regions around the world8. Establish a strong network of all ULLs and associated collaborating organisations that will ensure the continuation of collaborative work after the end of the project (project legacy)
Abstract The aim of the WASTE FEW ULL project is to develop and test internationally applicable methods of identifying inefficiencies in a city-region's food-energy-water nexus. We will undertake this through an international network of industry/civic society-led Urban Living Labs (ULL) in four urban regions - UK (Bristol), Netherlands (Rotterdam), South Africa (Western Cape) and Brazil (Campinas). Partners in Norway and the USA will provide economic valuations of potential impact, and impact-led public education, outreach and dissemination. Waste occurs across food, energy and water systems; at the interface of these systems, waste increases significantly the over-consumption of our limited resources (FAO, 2017): food (e.g. energy lost in food storage), energy (e.g. used to clean water) and water (e.g. nutrients lost in sewage). Resource scarcity is not only a matter of efficiency, but of access, distribution and equality (Exner et al, 2013). Each urban context has different pressures and opportunities (Ravetz, 2000). The focus of the WASTE FEW ULL project is therefore not so much on the specific downstream challenges, but on upstream processes by which cities can identify, test and scale viable and feasible solutions that reduce the most pressing inefficiencies in each context

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