First EPIC Transition Space Meetings held in Nairobi and Accra

First EPIC Transition Space Meetings held in Nairobi and Accra In early 2024, EPIC Africa launched its inaugural Transition Space meetings, taking place in Kenya’s Tana River Basin and Ghana’s Volta River Basin. These groundbreaking gatherings are key components of EPIC Africa’s innovative co-creation modelling process, aimed at tackling the complex interdependencies of water, energy, […]

WEF Model Development gaining insights from the EPIC Africa Transition Space dialogue – Lessons from Kenya Meeting February 2024.

WEF Model Development gaining insights from the EPIC Africa Transition Space dialogue – Lessons from Kenya Meeting February 2024. EPIC Africa development of fully open-source models for integrated assessment of synergies and trade-offs between resources systems water-energy-food in the Volta and Tana river basins (work package 4) is well under way. The models are constructed […]

Sustaining Progress: The Vital Role of Flood and Weather Early Warning Systems

Sustaining Progress: The Vital Role of Flood and Weather Early Warning Systems I have witnessed the development of early warning systems across various countries. These systems hold the potential to save lives and safeguard communities in the face of natural disasters and emergencies. However, their effectiveness often falters due to challenges related to sustainability and […]

Shape the Future and join the EPIC Africa’s Water-Energy-Food Transition Spaces

Shape the Future and join the EPIC Africa’s Water-Energy-Food Transition Spaces Do you consider yourself a visionary? Are you able to think abstractly into the future? Are you passionate about discussing and addressing the synergies and trade-offs around the Water-Energy-Food nexus? If so, this is your chance to apply for a spot at the EPIC […]

Modeling for insights – WEF interactions in the Volta and Tana River basins

Modeling for insights – WEF interactions in the Volta and Tana River basins The EPIC Africa project develops and makes available a fully open-source model for integrated assessment of synergies and trade-offs between resources systems water-energy-food in the Volta and Tana River basins (WP4).  Through this mathematical model, the implications of different policy and development […]

VBA in the Nexus Processus

VBA in the Nexus Processus The Volta Basin is located in West Africa between latitudes 5° 30′ N and 14° 30′ N and longitudes 2° 00”E and 5° 30”W. It is the 9th largest river basin in sub-Saharan Africa, covering an area of around 400,000 km2. Its resources are shared between six countries: Benin, Burkina […]

ENERGY PLANNING AND MODELLING THROUGH INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE

ENERGY PLANNING AND MODELLING THROUGH INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE LAND ENERGY WATER NEXUS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA (EPIC Africa) Project Blog In the dynamic world of agriculture, access to accurate data and tools is crucial for making informed decisions. The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) is leading the way in empowering farmers with innovative […]

Balancing water, food and energy to drive sustainable development

Balancing water, food and energy to drive sustainable development The EPIC Africa project, which I am so proud to be part of and coordinate from TU Delft, focuses on improving water management and energy planning in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our goal is to optimize the utilization of scarce water and land resources by employing climate-land-energy-water resources […]

Supporting Sustainable Development in Africa through EPIC Project

Supporting Sustainable Development in Africa through EPIC Project Africa is a continent rich in natural resources, but also facing many challenges such as climate change, food insecurity, water scarcity, and energy poverty. To address these issues, integrated planning and management of water, energy, and food systems is essential. However, such planning requires reliable and accessible […]