Research Papers, Publications and Books

Research Papers, Publications and Books

The Global Food-Energy-Water Nexus

By Paolo D'Odorico, Kyle Frankel Davis, Lorenzo Rosa, Joel A. Carr, Davide Chiarelli, Jampel Dell'Angelo, Jessica Gephart, Graham K. MacDonald, David A. Seekell, Samir Suweis, Maria Cristina Rulli. Water availability is a major factor constraining humanity's ability to meet the future food and energy needs of a growing and increasingly affluent human population. Water plays an important role in the production of energy, including renewable energy sources and the extraction of unconventional...

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Le Barrage de Fomi // Potentiel pour Un Projet d’Intérêt Commun

Par Luca Ferrini & Lucia Benavides. Cet article explique comment le projet de barrage de Fomi, qui a récemment regagné le monumentum, marque une grande opportunité d'intégrer l'approche Nexus dans le processus de planification comme un outil d'aide à la décision. Situé en Haute Guinée, à la tête du bassin du Niger et dans une zone aride affectée par le changement climatique et l'insécurité, la construction du barrage de Fomi poserait à la fois de nombreux risques et défis ainsi que des...

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Le Delta Intérieur du Niger // Enjeux Nexus au Cœur du Sahel

Malgré une richesse exceptionnelle en ressources et une longue histoire de recherche et de travaux pour protéger le Delta intérieur du Niger, cette région fait face à une multitude de défis. Cet article explore les conflits existants, les différents besoins d'utilisation des ressources, et les effets du changement climatique. Il étudie également les possibilités de l'approche Nexus dans la région.

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Modelling and Assessment

Modelling // Integrated Risk Analysis of Water-Energy Nexus Systems Based on Systems Dynamics, Orthogonal Design and Copula Analysis

By Yanpeng Cai, Jianying Cai, Linyu Xu, Qian Tan and Qiao Xu. Within specific cities or regions, water and energy are intimately and highly interwoven, forming water-energy nexus (WEN) systems. Such a nexus system is complicated, leading to the generation of coupled risks of water and energy resources. In this research, an integrated approach of systems dynamics, orthogonal design and copula analysis (IA-SOC) was developed for supporting risk analysis of WEN systems.

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Node and Regime // Interdisciplinary Analysis of Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Mekong Region

By Tira Foran. Understanding complex phenomena such as the water-energy-food nexus (resource nexus) requires a more holistic, interdisciplinary inquiry. Spurred by a sense of imbalance in approaches to the nexus dominated by integrated assessment/complex systems methodologies, the author reexamines the findings and recommendations of a major nexus research-for-development project in the Mekong region.

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Basin Management // Basin Perspectives on the Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus

By Richard Lawford, Janos Bogardi, Sina Marx, Sharad Jain, Claudia Pahl Wostl, Kathrin Knüppe, Claudia Ringler, Felino Lansigan and Francisco Meza. This article summarizes some major factors that influence the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Security Nexus and how they are perceived in different basins. These findings are based on a survey that was undertaken for the Global Catchment Initiative (GCI) within the Global Water System Project (GWSP) complemented by case studies for a transboundary basin...

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Climate Change

Climate Change // On Water Security, Sustainability, and the Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus

By Michael Bruce Beck and Rodrigo Villarroel Walker. The role of water security in sustainable development and in the nexus of water, food, energy and climate interactions is examined from the starting point of the definition of water security offered by Grey and Sadoff. Much about the notion of security has to do with the presumption of scarcity in the resources required to meet human needs. The treatment of scarcity in mainstream economics is in turn examined, therefore, in relation to how...

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Climate Change

Climate and Southern Africa's Water-Energy-Food Nexus

By Declan Conway, Emma Archer van Garderen, Delphine Deryng, Steve Dorling, Tobias Krueger, Willem Landman, Bruce Lankford, Karen Lebek, Tim Osborn, Claudia Ringler, James Thurlow, Tingju Zhu and Carole Dalin. In southern Africa, the connections between climate and the water–energy–food nexus are strong. Physical and socioeconomic exposure to climate is high in many areas and in crucial economic sectors. Spatial interdependence is also high, driven, for example, by the regional extent of many...

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SDGs

Science Forum 2018 Background Paper // Water-Energy-Food Nexus Interactions and Agriculture Research for Development

By Dr. Mathew Kurian. The impact of Agriculture Research for Development (ARD) is key to justifying investments in technologies and management models with potential to address environmental challenges such as climate change and advance the cause of poverty reduction. Agriculture has become the key driver for four Planetary Boundaries (PB’s) that are at a critical stage of risk at a time when two billion people who lack sufficient calories and nutrients co-exist with approximately two billion...

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SDGs

Science Forum 2018 Background Paper // The Climate-Land-Energy and Water Nexus: Implications for Agricultural Research

By Vignesh Sridharan, Mark Howells, Eunice Pereira Ramos, Caroline Sundin, Youssef Almulla, Francesco Fuso-Nerini. This paper was commissioned by the ISPC to set the scene and guide Science Forum 2018 discussions. 

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