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Policy Papers  |  , Resource  |  14 Mar 2017

The Energy-Water-Food Nexus and Climate Change: Implications for Policy-making, Research, and Business

By Mohamed Behnassi. Energy, water and food resource systems are critically inter depended. Energy is needed to produce food and to treat and move water; water is needed to cultivate food crops and to generate many forms of energy; and food is vital for supporting the growing global population that both generates and relies on energy and water services. In addition, land availability is an important element in each of these three resource systems. Even if this interdependence is currently perceptible and defined as the “energy-water-food nexus”, these three individual resource systems are still organized, managed and researched more or less independently.

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March 2017

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Climate Change, 2017, 3 (9), 153-156

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Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  , Resource  |  23 May 2017

Research // Possible pathways and tensions in the food and water nexus

By R. Quentin Grafton, John William and Qiang Jiang. “Bottom-up” field-based, crop-hydrological models are used to estimate food production and irrigation water extractions under multiple scenarios of water and nitrogen use and...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  , Resource  |  23 May 2017

Water-Energy Nexus // Water saving potentials and possible trade-offs for future food and energy supply

By Kerstin Damerau, Anthony G. Patt and Oscar P.R. van Vliet. The sufficient supply of food and energy requires large amounts of fresh water. Mainly required for irrigation, but also processing and cooling purposes, water is one...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  , Resource  |  22 May 2017

Book // Multifunctional Land-Use Systems for Managing the Nexus of Environmental Resources

Ed. by Lulu Zhang and Kai Schwärzel. The authors claim this is the first book to provide a general overview of Chinese land-policy development and implementation, and highlights the problems and imbalances in the current land...› more