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Projects and activities | Last updated: 23 Jun 2021

MAGIC (Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security)

MAGIC deploys a set of novel, cutting-edge and system-oriented approaches that originates from system ecology, bio-economics and Science and Technology Studies.

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"Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security" (MAGIC) was a four-year project funded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme that ended in 2020. The goal of MAGIC has been to transform the Water-Energy-Food nexus from a shorthand to signify the complexity of the relationship between water, soils energy and climate into a set of relationships over identified factors which can be systematically used to explore this complexity. This implies integrating social challenges and stakeholders views related to the water-energy-food- nexus into the analysis. Dialogue spaces were opened, dissemination strategies enacted and mixed qualitative-quantitative tools developed in the context of a community building exercise transcending mechanistic scientist-policy maker separation but taking full advantage of the rich spectrum of actors and institutions active in the nexus.