The Netherlands plans to share innovations in the water, energy and food sectors at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Sustainability developments in recent years have increasingly focused on water, energy and food. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has noted how water, energy and food security are heavily interdependent – a concept described as the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus.

Gulf countries face complex challenges when it comes to meeting the growing demand in these three vital areas. The region is nevertheless striving for a more sustainable future and is working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to address global issues including food waste, water scarcity, sustainability and access to affordable clean energy. Ultimately, the goal is to become self-sufficient.

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