The CRUNCH project investigates food, water and energy as one complex system, leading to increased knowledge and discoveries that cannot emerge when investigated separately in ‘silos’.

It will combine an integrated decision support system and visualisation models with expert knowledge in waste, food, material fl ows, water and energy management and urban planning, architecture and urban governance. CRUNCH aims for ground-breaking outcomes that are truly transdisciplinary, working closely with local stakeholders at every step of the project.


CRUNCH: Climate Resilient Urban Nexus CHoices: operationalising the Food-Water- Energy Nexus
Duration: 2018–2021
Contact: Professor Dr. Steff en Lehmann, University of Portsmouth
E-mail: steff
Budget: 1.503.400 €
Partners: University of Portsmouth, National Taiwan University, KnowNow Information, Eindhoven University of Technology, Experior Micro Technologies, Florida International University FIU, Uppsala University, Glasgow City Council, Gdansk University of Technology, AECOM, Soil Association, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council




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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.