Research Papers, Publications and Books

Research Papers, Publications and Books

Nexusing Charcoal in South Mozambique // A Proposal To Integrate the Nexus Charcoal-Food-Water Analysis With a Participatory Analytical and Systemic Tool

By: Ricardo Martins. Nexus analysis identifies and explores the synergies and trade-offs between energy, food and water systems, considered as interdependent systems interacting with contextual drivers (e.g., climate change, poverty). The nexus is thus a valuable analytical and policy design supporting tool to address the widely discussed links between bioenergy, food and water. In fact, the Nexus provides a more integrative and broad approach in relation to the single isolated system approach...

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Resource

Переосмысление Водной Проблематики в Центральноазиатском Контексте // Ущерб от Бездействия и Преимущества Водного Сотрудничества

Авторы: Бенджамин Пол, Анника Крамер, Вильям Халл, Сабина Блюмштейн, Искандар Абдуллаев, Жусипбек Казбеков, Таис Резникова, Екатерина Стрикелева, Эдуард Интервиес, Штефан Горлитц. Несмотря на декларируемую готовность стран к сотрудничеству, на деле в Центральной Азии наблюдается активная конкуренция за водные ресурсы. Водохозяйственной политикой региона движут, главным образом, нескоординированные национальные стратегии. Между Казахстаном, Кыргызстаном, Таджикистаном, Туркменистаном и...

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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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Modelling and Assessment

Semantic Analysis // Supporting Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Research of Water-Energy-Food Nexus by Means of Ontology Engineering

By Terukazu Kumazawa, Keishiro Hara, Aiko Endo and Makoto Taniguchi. In this article the authors focus on ontology engineering, which is a base technology in semantic web technology, as a method providing common terms, concepts, and semantics. This article discusses the effectiveness of ontology engineering approach in the process of collaborative research. For this purpose, the authors first describe how to identify/design the research question in an interdisciplinary activity. Second, they...

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

Nexus Research Overview // A Review of the Current State of Research on the Water, Energy, and Food Nexus

By Aiko Endo, Izumi Tsurita, Kimberly Burnett and Pedcris M.Orencio. The purpose of this paper is to review and analyze the water, energy, and food nexus and regions of study, nexus keywords and stakeholders in order to understand the current state of nexus research.

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Hydropower

Water-Energy-Food Nexus // A Fuzzy-Cognitive Mapping Approach in Andalusia (Spain)

By Pilar Martinez, Maria Blanco, Bente Castro-Campos. Water, energy and food (WEF) are essential resources for economic development and social well-being. This research article develops a system dynamic model of the WEF nexus and its interlinkages in Andalusia, Spain. The application of fuzzy cognitive mapping enables to gain knowledge on the opinions of 14 decision-makers as well as to include political and stakeholder perspectives.

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Hydropower

Energy Analysis // Energy-Water Nexus

Water is required to produce energy. Energy is required to pump, treat, and transport water. This analysis by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is investigating the inextricably linked sectors of water and energy.

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Migration

*الترابط بين الغذاء والهجرة // الأسباب الجذرية للنزوح: انعدام الأمن الغذائي، والنزاع، والهجرة الدولية

أجرى برنامج الأغذية العالمي هذه الدراسة لتحديد الدور الذي يقوم به الأمن لغذائي وعوامل أخرى لإرغام الناس على الهجرة عبر الحدود. وتعبر هذه الدراسة، التي استندت إلى بحوث كمية ونوعية، على أصوات الناس الذين غادروا البلدان التي نشأوا فيها عن طريق عرض الروايات الشخصية لمهاجرين من مختلف البلدان. وقد استمدت هذه الروايات من مقابلات تمت في تركيا، والأردن، ولبنان، وإيطاليا، واليونان.

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Climate Change

Book Chapter // The Importance of the Water-Energy Nexus for Emerging Countries When Moving Towards Below 2 °C

By Gary Goldstein, Pascal Delaquil, Fadiel Ahjum, Bruno Merven, Adrian Stone, James Cullis, Wenying Chen, Nan Li, Yongnan Zhu, Yizi Shang, Diego Rodriguez, Morgan Bazilian, Anna Delgado-Martin, Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm. The Thirsty Energy initiative of the World Bank assists countries to address water and energy planning challenges in an integrated manner. This book chapter analyses two Case Studies for South Africa and China and their different approaches to developing “water-smart” energy...

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