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Image credit: networking at the Methods workshop, June 2015. Photo by Nathan Oxley, Impact, Communications and Engagement Officer, from the STEPS centre.


Nexus Network

Funded by the ESRC, the Nexus Network brings together researchers, policy makers, business leaders and civil society to develop collaborative projects and improve decision making on food, energy, water and the environment. The network is free and open to anyone to join

The Nexus has a thinkpiece series, designed to help scope and define nexus approaches and stimulate debate across the linked domains of food, energy, water and the environment – you can read these here

Our 6 networking enable researchers to build inter-disciplinary research collaboration networks, and to establish connections with stakeholders from civil society, policy and business communities. The successful grants tackle a range of Nexus issues:

  • Shocks to the food-energy-water nexus: impacts and responses.
  • The Domestic Nexus: interrogating the interlinked practices of water, energy and food.
  • Nexus Impacts of Britain’s exit from European Union- a Brexit.
  • Network of Organic Resource use in rural Africa.
  • Agroecological Business: Connecting civil society, SMEs and consumers to nature and the land.
  • The Nexus in Parliament: Supporting parliamentary engagement with environmental and social.

More details here

We also run a series of workshops and an annual conference; more info here

UEA Team

Dr Ruth Welters, Communications and Impact Manager for Nexus Network, email or twitter @uk_nexus



Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU) research centre, University of Sussex

The Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS) Centre

The Centre for Social and Economic Research (CSERGE)

Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership



The Economic and Social Research Council