The Nexus between Energy, Food, Land Use, and Water
Application of a Multi-Scale Integrated Approach


  • The Nexus Assessment Project was commissioned by the Energy Team of the Climate, Energy and Tenure Division (NRC) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

    and sponsored by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

François Diaz Maurin

François Diaz Maurin

François is an engineer with expertise in large-scale infrastructure projects in the French and US nuclear industries. He left the USA in late 2010 to join the IASTE research group of the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona to work on the application of Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism (MuSIASEM) to energy supply issues. He is presently wrapping up his PhD thesis on assessing the viability and desirability of nuclear energy with a newly developed protocol to compare the quality of different alternative energy sources.