Skip to content Skip to navigation

FUSE: Food-Water-Energy for Urban Sustainable Environments

Project Leads: 
Steven Gorelick, Stanford (USA) and co-PI Rosamond Naylor Stanford (USA); Bernd Klauer, UFZ (Germany), Karin Küblböck, ÖFSE (Austria), Yoshide Wada, IIASA (Austria)

The FUSE consortium, supported by the Belmont Forum and other sponsors, adopts an innovative two-stage Living Lab approach in which stakeholders:

  • produce solutions for future urban-FWEs challenges
  • engage in participatory model building, and
  • examine the merits of proposed solutions.

Detailed system models will quantify connections and feedbacks among users, producers, distribution mechanisms, and resources. The FUSE approach will be applied to Amman, Jordan and Pune, India: growing metropolitan regions each containing approximately five million people, intermittent freshwater supplies, and significant competition with agriculture for water and energy.