Illustrations of MuSIASEM: How does it work and what new insights can it provide?
Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism (MuSIASEM) is a novel tool to analyse the water-energy-food nexus. MuSIASEM provides meta-protocols to analyse the complex metabolism of social-ecological systems. They currently focus on water, energy, food, land-use and emissions, but other elements can be added. We like to call these meta-protocols ‘grammars’. MuSIASEM grammars can be applied to a wide variety of practical situations at various levels of analysis (local, regional, national, EU, watershed).
This case study focuses on the regional level: Vegetable production in Almeria
A procedure for integrated and multi-level accounting of the nexus (water, energy, food and land use) in relation to vegetable production in an arid region of Spain.
Full details are available in Deliverable 4.1 - Report on Nexus Security using Quantitative Story-telling