Implementation and Case Studies

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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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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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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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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Supporting Better Decisions across the Nexus of Water, Energy and Food through Earth Observation Data // Case of the Zambezi Basin

By Fortune Faith Gomo, Christopher Macleod, John Rowan, Jagadeesh Yeluripati and Kairsty Topp. In this study, the authors used Google Earth Engine (GEE) to analyse the land cover changes in the Zambezi river basin (1.4 million km²) from 1992 to 2015 using the European Space Agency annual global land cover dataset. Their preliminary findings are the first step in understanding the spatial and temporal interlinkages of water, energy and food by providing reliable and consistent evidence spanning...

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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Costa Rica // The Case of the Upper Reventazón River Basin (Spanish)

By Maureen Ballestero Vargas and Tania López Lee. This document analyzes the Nexus between water, energy and food in the Reventazón river basin in Costa Rica. The article focusses on the upper part of the basin, especially in the Northern area of the province of Cartago, because this is where the greatest Nexus conflicts and interrelationships can be found. This basin is strategically important for the development of the country and especially suitable for analysis of the Nexus interconnections.

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El Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en Costa Rica // El caso de la cuenca alta del río Reventazón

Por Maureen Ballestero Vargas y Tania López Lee. Este documento analiza el Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en la cuenca del río Reventazón en Costa Rica. La atención se concentra en la parte alta de la cuenca, en especial en la zona norte de la provincia de Cartago, por ser donde se encuentran los mayores conflictos e interrelaciones del Nexo. Esta cuenca tiene particularidades que la hacen estratégica para el desarrollo del país y que se consideran favorables para analizar de...

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Nexus & Hydro // Impacts of Climate Change, Policy and Water-Energy-Food Nexus on Hydropower Development

By X. Zhang, H.-Y. Li, Z.D. Deng, C. Ringler, Y. Gao, M. Hejazi and L.R. Leung. This article provides a systematic review of the impacts from policy, climate change and Water-Energy-Food (W-E-F) nexus on hydropower development at global scale.

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Water-Energy Nexus // Quantifying Water and Energy Linkages in Irrigation: Experiences From Viet Nam

There is a need to better understand the feasibility of and incentives for farmers for adopting High-efficiency Irrigation Systems (HEIS) such as drip and sprinkler irrgations systems for various cropping systems and associated tradeoffs. To better understand energy utilization in irrigated agriculture, ADB financed a study for Pilot and Demonstration Field-Based Research: Quantifying Water and Energy Links in Irrigation for Improved Resource Utilization in Viet Nam. The study was conducted by...

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Water-Energy Nexus // Examples of Positive Bioenergy and Water Relationships

By IEA Bioenergy and Global Bioenergy Partnership. The 20 examples presented in this publication illustrate an encouraging variety both in terms of bioenergy systems and geographical distribution, and they all show how solutions can be found that produce bioenergy while contributing positively to the state of water. These experiences are also meant to serve as sources of inspiration that other bioenergy producers can use to enhance the sustainability of their own activities.

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