Research Papers, Publications and Books

Governance

Publication // What-If: An Open-Source Decision Support Tool for Water Infrastructure Investment Planning within the Water–Energy–Food–Climate Nexus

By Raphaël Payet-Burin, Mikkel Kromann, Silvio Pereira-Cardenal, Kenneth Marc Strzepek and Peter Bauer-Gottwein. This paper presents a new open-source hydro-economic optimization model, incorporating in a holistic framework, representations of the water, agriculture, and power systems. The model represents the joint development of Nexus related infrastructure and policies and evaluates their economic impact, as well as the risks linked to uncertainties in future climate and socio-economic...

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SDGs

Publication // Review of transdisciplinary Approaches to Food-Water-Energy Nexus: A Guide towards Sustainable Development

By Maryam Ghodsvali, Sukanya Krishnamurthy, Bauke de Vries. This paper provides a systematic literature review to debate the current concepts and methods of the transdisciplinary research on the FWE nexus with the aim of developing a guide for socially inclusive sustainable development.

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Governance

Étude Nexus Tunisie // Evaluation Nexus Interdépendances des secteurs de l’eau, de l’énergie et de l’alimentation en Tunisie

This study elaborates an assessment of the WEF Nexus for Tunisia, applying and adjusting already existing Nexus methodologies to the Tunisian context and its priorities. In this assessment the most relevant linkages, trade-offs, possible synergies and opportunities that are of special interest for Tunisia are identified and thus give a first assessment of the existing or potential Nexus response options (political, administrative or technical). The study is published in French with an executive...

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Estudio SPIS // Transversalización del Enfoque Nexo en el Contexto del Bombeo Solar para riego

El enfoque Nexo ofrece un diálogo regional y nacional sobre políticas públicas para la gestión de las interconexiones entre agua, energía y alimentación. El presente estudio describe las interrelaciones prioritarias que se dan en Chile en el Nexo, con especial enfoque en el desarrollo y promoción de los sistemas de riego solar (Solar Powered Irrigation System SPIS). Este estudio es una colaboración entre el programa Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme, financiado por la UE y el programa...

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Etude SPIS // Impact des systèmes d'irrigation par pompage solaire en Tunisie

Cette étude de cas analyse l'impact des systèmes d'irrigation à énergie solaire (SPIS) sur l'utilisation des eaux souterraines ainsi que son impact sur le plan socio-économique en Tunisie. Il s'appuie sur des entretiens avec un échantillon d'agriculteurs tunisiens et fournit des recommandations pour promouvoir l'utilisation durable de la technologie. L'étude est publiée en français avec un résumé en anglais.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

SPIS Study // Impact of Solar Pumping Irrigation Systems in Tunisia

This case study analyzes the impact of solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS)on the groundwater use as well as its impact on a socio-economic level in Tunisia. It is based on interviews with a sample of Tunisian farmers and provides recommendations to promote the sustainable use of the technology. The study is published in French with an executive summary in English.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Nexus Publicación // Manual de Capacitación Equipo Móvil de Bombeo Solar

Desarrollar y fortalecer capacidades de asesoramiento técnico y formulación de proyectos de agua, energía solar y producción de alimentos, en personal técnico del sector público y privado, así como en familias campesinas mediante su formación práctica utilizando un Equipo Móvil de Bombeo Solar demostrativo. La publicación1 de la Caja de herramientas de sistemas de riego solar ha sido posible gracias al apoyo brindado por la iniciativa mundial PAEGC. En 2012, la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para...

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Research

WEF Nexus Publication // Applying the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach to Catalyse Transformational Change in Africa

RES4Africa Foundation’s new study carried out in collaboration with Open Economics, looks at a WEF nexus project in rural Tanzania integrating hydro-powered mini-grid and agri-business usages that distributes water, power and food services to the surrounding communities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects that the innovative Nexus project can have on a specific area. In doing this, a microeconomic impact assessment was developed to evaluate economic, social and environmental costs...

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Governance

WEF Nexus Research // Solar Energy Farming as a Development Innovation for Vulnerable Water Basins

By Mohammad Al-Saidi and Nisreen Lahham. This article evaluates a project from the Azraq Basin in Jordan, and presents similar international experiences, particularly from India. It assesses solar energy farming as an innovation from a water-energy-food nexus perspective.

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Research

Nexus Research // Call for Nexus Research Papers, Reports, and Book Reviews in "Future of Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture & Society"

The upcoming issue of the Journal “Future for Food: Journal on Food, Agriculture & Society” (Volume 7 Number 3) is dedicated to the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus with a specific angle on food and nutritional security as well as socioeconomic development. The journal calls for research papers, books or film reviews and special reports on the topic until the 28th of December 2019.

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