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RETOUCH NEXUS: Collaborating Towards a Secure Water Future!

Join us in our mission to tackle water scarcity through innovative and inclusive Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus approaches that ensure a sustainable and resilient future for the EU water economy.

Our Networks

Introducing RETOUCH NEXUS Networks

RETOUCH NEXUS is at the forefront of water governance research, bringing together the Water Governance 2027 Synergy Group, the NEXUSNET Cost Action, the PRIMA program, and a cluster of EU sister projects. These networks collaborate to foster sustainable water management, policy coherence, and innovative solutions to global water challenges.

Water Governance 2027 Synergy Group

A Collaborative Effort for Sustainable Water Management

The Water Governance 2027 Synergy Group is a coalition of three European projects—InnWater, GOVAQUA, and RETOUCH NEXUS—funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programmes. This group focuses on enhancing water governance, economic and financial sustainability of water systems, and fostering circular systems. By leveraging the strengths of each project, the synergy group aims to create impactful and sustainable water management solutions.


Through collaborative efforts, the Water Governance 2027 Synergy Group addresses critical water governance challenges, ensuring the efficient use of resources and promoting environmental sustainability. The group’s initiatives are designed to support policy development, stakeholder engagement, and the implementation of innovative water management practices across Europe.


The NEXUSNET Cost Action is a pivotal initiative aimed at fostering policy coherence and enhancing biophysical interactions within the water, energy, and food sectors. By bringing together researchers, policymakers, and industry leaders, NEXUSNET strives to support the transition towards a circular and low-carbon economy in Europe. The network’s efforts are focused on job creation, improving wellbeing, and promoting environmental sustainability through comprehensive, multi-scale testing of the Nexus concept.

PRIMA Foundation

The PRIMA Foundation, headquartered in Barcelona, plays a crucial role in advancing research and innovation projects that promote the sustainable use of natural resources, economic growth, and stability in the Mediterranean region. As a non-profit organization established under Spanish private law, PRIMA is dedicated to fostering collaborative efforts that address pressing environmental and socio-economic challenges.

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Collaborative Research for a Secure Water EUrope

WE-ACT Project

Coordinated by the Technical University of Munich, the EU-funded WE-ACT project brings together industrial, political, governmental, technical and scientific leaders from Europe and Central Asia. The aim is to introduce a state-of-the-art decision support system for water allocation, promoting inclusive and forward-looking planning that takes account of climate risks. WE-ACT aims to optimise water allocation regimes, improve water policies, strengthen water valuation and foster stakeholder engagement for sustainable water resources management.

Join the Water Governance Movement

Be a part of the change! Discover how you can contribute to sustainable water governance through our various projects and initiatives. Whether you’re a researcher, policymaker, or simply passionate about water sustainability, Retouch-Nexus offers numerous opportunities for collaboration and impact. Click below to learn more and join our efforts in securing a smart water future.