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Submission Guidelines

How to use the toolbox
To add your case study or tool, go to ‘Upload Tools and Case Studies’, click on the button ‘upload tool/case study’ and simply follow the prompts.  To explore th toolkit, go to 'Tool Index / Case Studies' and select tools in the left column to learn more.

What information to provide 
Please use the following guiding questions to help to document your tool or case study.  If you have an existing document that addresses these questions then please just upload your resource directly.  

Please provide a reference document or online link to more information.

How will contributions be used?
Submissions will contribute to the online collection of tools and case studies, divided under 6 key categories including: decision support systems; technology; institutions, regulations and policy; economic and finance; planning and general. As well as this they will be used as inputs into synthesis papers and background information for the Nexus Dialogue Workshops and the Nexus Dialogue Beijing Symposium.

How to submit?
Please submit your tools and case studies to
solutions@waternexussolutions.org or upload them to the Nexus Toolkit (please avoid using the following characters in file names when uploading documents to the toolkit: " ' .). You can also access and download other submissions.

Guiding questions for tools
Describe the tool that you are submitting
• What type of tool is it?
• Decision support system, technology etc?

How is the tool used?
• What mechanism/frameworks are needed to support the use of the tool?
• What stakeholders/institutions are involved?
How does this tool contribute to the improving the use of water infrastructure in the nexus?

Guiding questions for case studies:
Brief background information
• What is the social, economic and political country/regional context?
• What was the problem?

Outline the objective of the project/programme/intervention
• How are infrastructure and/or technology being used for water, food and energy security?
• What is the link between water, food and energy?

Provide a technical description of how the project was implemented using the following questions to guide your response:
• What drivers led to the development and implementation of the project (regulatory and institutional enabling factors, climate change, finance and economics, consumer demand)?
• What actors were involved in this process (stakeholders, institutions etc)?

What have the benefits (economic, educational, social, environmental, etc) been for people?
• Who benefited and in what ways?
Have there been any impacts on the environment – both positive and negative?
• How have these impacts been measured?
• Was there a requirement to perform an Environment Impact Assessment/Strategic Environmental Assessment?

How has this project influenced water, energy, and food security?
• Have these securities benefited and what are the implications for economic, social and environmental sustainability?

What are the main lessons to be learned for better managing infrastructure and technology in the nexus between water, energy, and food security?  

What would be your recommendations to others facing a similar situation? Please provide three recommendations.

*For the purpose of these guidelines, the term ‘infrastructure’, refers to both natural and built.


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