Implementation and Case Studies

Capacity Building

WEF Nexus Training Module 2 // German and European Nexus Case Studies

Training Module 2 “German and European Case Studies” presents the main legislative and institutional instruments for Water-Energy-Food Nexus coordination in Germany. By presenting three case studies, the practical application of different implementation strategies and existing legislative and institutional instruments are introduced.

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Hydropower

Nexus in Asia // Assessment of the Potential for Developing Mini/Micro Hydropower: A Case Study in Beppu City, Japan

By By Masahiko Fujii, Soichiro Tanabe, Makoto Yamada, Taketoshi Mishima, et al. This study aims to provide quantitative guidelines necessary for capacity building among various stakeholders to minimize water-energy conflicts in developing mini/micro hydropower (MHP), a baseload renewable energy that is socially necessary, not only to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also to vitalize local economies by creating jobs related to MHP operations. Using three different methods to calculate river...

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Implementation and Case Studies

Nexus in Asia // Unfolding Livelihood Aspects of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Dampalit Watershed, Philippines

By Maximilian Spiegelberg, Dalton Erick Baltazar, Maria Paula E. Sarigumba, Pedcris M. Orencio, et al. The aim of the study is to yield policy relevant results to improve the status of the water resources and food products and to reduce possible user conflicts. Surveying 176 households mainly in the mid- and downstream areas elements and interlinkages of the local Water-Energy-Food Nexus (WEF-Nexus) were identified by the five capitals of the sustainable livelihood approach through a...

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Implementation and Case Studies

Event Report // Triggering Cooperation Across the Food-Water-Energy Nexus in Central Asia

This paper is a report on Triggering Cooperation Across the Food-Water-Energy Nexus in Central Asia, a workshop convened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the International Water Association (IWA) and the EastWest Institute (WEI). This meeting, held on July 15-17, 2014, in Istanbul, Turkey, brought together over 50 experts from the Central Asian region and from the international community, to discuss integrated resource challenges in the Amu Darya basin, and to...

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Modelling and Assessment

MAXUS // Synergizing water, food and energy policy

By Rogier E. A. Burger. In this study an optimization model framework is proposed, titled ‘MAXUS’, specifically designed to address the shortfalls of current models. It was built to customize a model for a specific Nexus study. To test the methodology of MAXUS it was applied to a case study for Ghana and Burkina Faso. Allocation of water and land resources for the final supply of WEF was optimized over space and time, for the objective and constraints given.

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Urban Nexus

Urban Nexus // Demonstrating the Urban NEXUS Approach to Link Water, Energy and Food Resources in Schools in Tanzania

By generating cross-institutional collaboration for infrastructure systems and services at schools in the Kinondoni District, Dar es Salaam, the Urban NEXUS pilot project harnessed opportunities to link water and sanitation, energy, food and waste, solutions which would have otherwise been missed with a singular development application. By piloting the approach in two adjacent primary schools, and applying the lessons learned to policy, regulation and practice to upscale across all schools (and...

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Implementation and Case Studies

Thirsty Energy Case Study // Modeling the Water-Energy Nexus in China

By Diego Juan Rodriguez, Morgan Bazilian, Anna Delgado Martin and Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm. China is increasingly aware of the complex interdependencies between water and energy. China’s rapid economic development has been accompanied by a similar rapid increase in energy supply and demand, which is dominated by coal, resulting in significant air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. In addition, the coal energy supply chain is water-intensive—from mining and washing the coal to...

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Implementation and Case Studies

Stakeholder Analysis for the Food-Energy-Water Nexus in Phoenix, Arizona // Implications for Nexus Governance

By Dave D. White, J. Leah Jones, Ross Maciejewski, Rimjhim Aggarwal and Giuseppe Mascaro. How do stakeholders involved in food, energy, and water governance in Phoenix, Arizona understand the nexus and what are the implications for integrated nexus governance? The authors employ a case study design, generate qualitative data through focus groups and interviews, and conduct a content analysis.

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Implementation and Case Studies

Nexus in Large Asian River Basins // Water-Food Nexus in Citarum Watershed, Indonesia

By R.F. Lubis, R. Delinom, S. Martosuparno and H. Bakti. The water-food nexus is promoted as an approach to look at the linkages between water and food. The articles of Water's Special Issue "Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Large Asian River Basins" look at the applicability of the nexus approach in different regions and rivers basins in Asia.

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Implementation and Case Studies

Food, Energy and Water Nexus for Livelihood Security in India // FEWLing the Growth

By Chandan Bhavnani, Himanshu Shekhar, Nitesh Chandra, Arnesh Sharma and Parajdeep Singh Dhillon. India's high political and economic ambitions are impeded by the challenges of sustainably securing the country's Food, Energy and Water (FEW) resources. The report assesses the current management and interlinkages of FEW and identifies how an integrated strategy can be developed to address the complex risks to ensure sustainability.

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