The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean // Priority Interconnections
By Antonio Embid Irujo and Liber Martin. This paper analyses the water-energy-food (WEF) Nexus in Latin America and the Caribbean. By briefly describing the interconnections, the authors identify and discuss those which may prove critical for Nexus implementation in the region.
The interconnections that should be prioritized include:
- agriculture and food;
- irrigation modernization and aquifer overexploitation;
- hydropower, oil and mining;
- water and sanitation services and
We conclude that planning and legal frameworks play a key role in integrating and putting these interconnections and priorities into practice while WEF nexus approach could help transform the current regional development model of intensive, yet unsustainable use of natural resources.
XVI. World Water Congress, May/June 2017