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Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  16 Feb 2017

The energy and water nexus for off-grid communities in the Philippines and Southeast Asia

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), energy, and agriculture are topics of great importance to every rural community. In Southeast Asia, these issues overlap in many remote villages where lack of access to energy is often...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  15 Feb 2017

Transboundary Rivers // Fostering Cooperation on Transboundary Waters: Success Stories from SDC’s Transboundary Waters Program

By Annika Kramer, Lukas Rüttinger and Paola Adriázola. The Global Programme Water (GPW) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) seeks solutions to global water management challenges. It engages in global...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  15 Feb 2017

Commentary // Water-Energy-Food Nexus Framework for facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue

By Rabi H. Mohtar and Bassel Daher. Present policy making often lacks the necessary mechanisms to incorporate the interlinkages between water, energy and food. The different institutions governing resource allocation often do not...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  13 Feb 2017

Conference Paper // The Agriculture-Nutrition-Health Nexus at the Cost of Water Availability in Maize Diverse Genotypes to Ensure Food Security

By Ijaz Rasool Noorka, Taufiqullah, J.S. (Pat) Heslop-Harrison and Trude Schwarzacher. The study is based on the health conservation of most important crop plant biodiversity under limited water supply to combat water stress...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  13 Feb 2017

River Basin Management // Water for Energy and Food: A System Modelling Approach for Blue Nile River Basin

By Cho Chia Tan, Tohid Erfani and Rasool Erfani. The world is facing a more water constrained future as a result of urbanisation, population growth, industrialisation and the emergence of climate change. This has direct impacts...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |   7 Feb 2017

Food–Energy–Water Nexus // Quantifying Embodied Energy and GHG Emissions from Irrigation through Virtual Water Transfers in Food Trade

By Nemi Vora, Apurva Shah, Melissa M. Bilec and Vikas Khanna. We present a network model of interstate food trade and report comprehensive estimates of embodied irrigation energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in virtual...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |   7 Feb 2017

Global linkages among energy, food and water: an economic assessment

By Claudia Ringler, Dirk Willenbockel et al. This paper uses global economic analysis tools to assess the impacts of long-term changes in fossil fuel prices, for example, as a result of a carbon tax under the UNFCCC or in...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |   3 Feb 2017

Governance // Key Issues of Interdisciplinary NEXUS Governance Analyses: Lessons Learned from Research on Integrated Water Resources Management

By Nina Hagemann and Sabrina Kirschke. Governance has become a cornerstone in addressing complex linkages between multiple resources such as water, energy, and food. However, contributions of governance research in...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |   2 Feb 2017

Book // Storage and Scarcity: New Practices for Food, Energy and Water

By Giorgio Osti. In an era of abundance, at least part of humanity has stopped thinking about the future provision of basic vital resources such water, energy and food. Storage actions, with all their variants whether real or...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  30 Jan 2017

Energy-Water Nexus: The Water Sector’s Energy Use

By US Congressional Research Service. This report provides background on energy for facilities that treat and deliver water to end users and also dispose of and discharge wastewater.› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  26 Jan 2017

Modelling // A Quantitative Assessment Framework for Water, Energy and Food Nexus

By Ali Karnib. This paper presents a quantitative assessment framework of the Water, Energy and Food (W-E-F) nexus, the Q-Nexus Model. The proposed approach allows integrated quantitative assessments by considering all the W-E-F...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  25 Jan 2017

Walking the Nexus Talk // Assessing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Context of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative

By Alessandro Flammini, Manas Puri, Lucie Pluschke and Olivier Dubois. This report proposes a way to carry out a water-energy-food nexus assessment approach in order to: a) understand the interactions between water, energy and...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  24 Jan 2017

White Book // Advancing a Nexus Approach to the sustainable management of water, soil and waste : reference material for the nexus conference 2015

Ed. by Stephan Hülsmann and Reza Ardakanian. Reference material for the Dresden Nexus Conference 2015: Global Change, SDGs, Nexus Approach. › more

Resource  |  20 Jan 2017

Risk // The critical role of risk in setting directions for water, food and energy policy and research

By Louise Gallagher, James Dalton et al. The sustainable development goals (SDGs) challenge markets, regulators and practitioners to achieve multiple objectives on water, food and energy. This calls for responses that are...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  16 Jan 2017

Research Brief Collection // The Water-Energy-Land-Climate Nexus (Project Summary)

From Payment for Ecosystem services to Transboundary River Basin Organisations: The interdependencies in the use of resources and the safe provision of water and energy as well as the production of food become apparent. The...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  16 Jan 2017

Research Brief // Governing the Nexus between Water, Energy and Food: Instruments, Incentives and Mechanisms

By Ines Dombrowsky, Waltina Scheumann and Babette Never. Isolated sector policies competing with one another for resources do not offer any viable solutions to tackling connected supply risks. The nexus approach works to...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  16 Jan 2017

Research Brief // Sewage Systems and Energy: Focus on Urban India

By Babette Never. Sewage treatment plants use vast amounts of energy; in many places, they account for the lion’s share of municipal energy consumption. This in itself shows the degree of interconnection between water and energy...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  16 Jan 2017

Research Brief // Cooperative Agreements between the Water and the Agricultural Sector

By Carmen Richerzhagen and Waltina Scheumann. The agricultural and drinking water sectors are closely interconnected. By increasing production levels, the agricultural sector has made a major contribution to meeting growing...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  16 Jan 2017

Research Brief // Payments for Ecosystem Services and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

By Jean Carlo Rodríguez de Francisco. Payments for ecosystem services (PES) are an established instrument for addressing externality problems among different natural resource users. In a nut shell, PES consist of cash or in kind...› more

Research Papers, Publications and Books  |  16 Jan 2017

Research Brief // Coordinating Planning in the Agricultural and Water Sectors: Zambia

By Waltina Scheumann. Zambia’s agricultural sector has so far fallen short of its development potential. Just 10 percent or so of water and land resources are used for irrigated farming purposes, meaning that local and regional...› more

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