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Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  , Resource  |  26 Sep 2016

Book // The Water, Food, Energy and Climate Nexus: Challenges and an Agenda for Action

Ed by Felix Dodds and Jamie Bartram. Global trends of population growth, rising living standards and the rapidly increasing urbanized world are increasing the demand on water, food and energy. Added to this is the growing threat of climate change which will have huge impacts on water and food availability. It is increasingly clear that there is no place in an interlinked world for isolated solutions aimed at just one sector. In recent years the "nexus" has emerged as a powerful concept to capture these inter-linkages of resources and is now a key feature of policy-making.

This book claims to be of the first to provide a broad overview of both the science behind the nexus and the implications for policies and sustainable development. It brings together contributions by leading intergovernmental and governmental officials, industry, scientists and other stakeholder thinkers who are working to develop the approaches to the Nexus of water-food-energy and climate. It represents a major synthesis and state-of-the-art assessment of the Nexus by major players, in light of the adoption by the United Nations of the new Sustainable Development Goals and Targets in 2015.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    Felix Dodds and Jamie Bartram

Part 1: Learning from the Past, Building a New Future: Nexus Scientific Research

Part 2: Urban Challenges of the Nexus: Local and Global Perspectives

Part 3: Natural Resource Security for People: Water, Food and Energy

Part 4: Nexus Perspectives: Energy: Water and Climate

Part 5: Nexus Perspectives: Food, Water, and Climate

Part 6: Nexus Corporate Stewardship: How Business is Improving Resource Use

Published

March 2016

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