event 08 feb. 2022

Research Article // Water Energy Food Nexus Analysis and Management Tools: A Review

By David Borge-Diez, Francisco José García-Moya, and Enrique Rosales-Asensio. In light of the developed analysis, difficulties and gaps for sustainable management of WEF systems are identified. Assumptions made in these were analyzed for a better understanding of sustainable WEF problem. Scarce resource use optimization concerns cause the appearance of WEF systems analysis tools.

Energies article


In order to eradicate water–energy–food poverty, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) proposed milestones to overcome the feeding problem. The development of water–energy–food (WEF) Nexus management tools, and approaches has increased during last years. The aim of this research is to review WEF Nexus management methods, tools, and examples to identify gaps, goals, or future development that arise when modelling goods management issues for designing a sustainable development framework. It is also presented the food–biofuel competition for resources problem focusing in threatened systems. In addition to the resource trade-off quantification issue, it proposed an analysis for WEF systems management from economic, environmental, and practical points of view with the aim of identifying results, challenges, gaps, or assumptions for nexus. The renewable energy highlights as an enabler for sustainable development.


February 2022




Borge-Diez, D., García-Moya, F. J., & Rosales-Asensio, E. (2022). Water Energy Food Nexus Analysis and Management Tools: A Review. Energies, 15(3), 1146.


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