The WEF & Climate Nexus Center aims to be the beacon of research the MENA region and Africa in the water, energy, agriculture and climate nexus. The quality of its projects, its strategic partnerships with academic, institutional and industrial bodies, and its community of international researchers and faculty position it as a center of excellence.
Applied research is at the heart of the WEF & Climate Nexus Center’s projects and outreach. Its objective is twofold: to produce projects likely to have an application in real life, and to contribute to the reflection on the WEF and climate nexus through its publications.
Applied research projects are carried out in collaboration with academic, institutional and industrial partners with the aim of developing and sponsoring entrepreneurial projects supported by innovative startups. The WEF & Climate Nexus Center is backed by an ecosystem that fosters and allows these projects to mature.
The Center covers different themes related water-energy-agriculture nexus.
Some programs also provide for:
The WEF & Climate Nexus Center’s research work to be globally recognized as a hub for Nexus topics.
Researchers carrying out projects from international universities irrigate targeted research programs on WEF & Climate. These projects are then developed by a research team composed of experts in Water, Energy, Agriculture, and Climate with the collaboration of industrial sponsors.
The goal of the Center is to become an international reference in the water-energy-agriculture nexus and the relationship of the Nexus to climate. The Center’s research projects will be the subject of publications in international scientific journals and presented at international conferences that are specialized in the topics covered.
- Harvard Water Exchange Platform (pilot project in Marrakech) - the objective is to be able to enlarge the project in Marrakech and deploy it in other regions.
- Study of the different access rights for groundwater: reversing the depletion of water bodies (Rights based approach to groundwater-reversing depletion of Morocco's aquifers in Tensift and Oum Er Rbia).
- Feasibility study to implement sustainable fisheries across four regions of Morocco (Rights-based fisheries initiatives-Morocco).
- Life Cycle Analysis of CO2 Emissions from Sanitation Systems in Urban Sub-Saharan Africa / Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions for Sewered and Unsewered Sanitation Systems in Urban Areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Humidity ionization project – artificial precipitation.
- Simulation of solar energy usage at the minigrid level.
- Identification of financial solutions to ensure the sustainability of wind and solar fields
- Counter-erosion, soil stabilization, and identification of sustainable solutions adapted to road and mining infrastructures
Pr. Rachid DoukkaliHead of The WEF & Climate Nexus Center