Integrating water balance and energy system models for improved benefit sharing in transboundary river basins


The project aims to improve tools and knowledgebase for a CLEW analysis that better outline trade-offs, opportunities, conflicts and synergies across the systems. The project build on Finnish research excellence in water and energy research at UOULU and VTT as well as collaboration with international partners and the focus region.
Zarafshan river basin
Zarafshan River Basin Tajikistan

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Other Finnish

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Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as part of the Develop2 programme of Academy of Finland.

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1 400 000 EUR

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University of Oulu

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This project aims to integrate water resource and energy system modelling to analyse future climate-food-water-energy (CLEW) scenarios in arid regions where sustainable development is strongly linked to water availability.