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How Innovation Flourishes within The Nexus?

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The awareness of the conspicuous synergies and antagonisms existing among the various socio-economic sectors that constitute the urban fabric, e.g. water and energy sectors, and the increasingly complex nature of environmental and resource scarcity problems have triggered the discussion on the water-energy-food nexus, referred to as ‘the Nexus’ in this article. The discussion has been fueled even further by the progressive change in mindset, from a pollution control to a resource recovery philosophy, as it has been the case in the water sector in recent times.

The present article makes reference to ongoing research in the Nexus domain that seeks using computer modeling tools for identifying the next area of innovation, and the potential benefits attached to it.

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