Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 1095–1121, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-1095-2020
Geosci. Model Dev., 13, 1095–1121, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-1095-2020

Model description paper 11 Mar 2020

Model description paper | 11 Mar 2020

The NExus Solutions Tool (NEST) v1.0: an open platform for optimizing multi-scale energy–water–land system transformations

Adriano Vinca et al.

Model code and software

NExus Solutions Tool (NEST) v1.0 A. Vinca, S. Parkinson, Z. Khan, and P. Burek https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3625776

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This article describes a newly developed numerical model that can assess impacts of long-term policies for the energy, water and land (WEL) sectors at the scale of a river basin. We show the importance of having an integrated method when jointly considering multiple policies as opposed to conventional sectoral analysis. This model can be useful for studying river basins, such as the Indus basin, that are exposed to challenges over WEL sectors, like water scarcity or food and energy access.