Research Papers, Publications and Books

Research Papers, Publications and Books

Towards Bridging the Water Gap in Texas // A Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach

By: Bassel Daher, Sang-Hyun Lee, Vishakha Kaushik, John Blake, Mohammad H.Askariyeh, Hamid Shafiezadeh, Sonia Zamaripa, Rabi H. Mohtar. The 2017 Texas Water Development Board's State Water Plan predicts a 41% gap between water demand and existing supply by 2070. This reflects an overall projection, but the challenge will affect various regions of the state differently.

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

The Water‐Energy Nexus of Hydraulic Fracturing // A Global Hydrologic Analysis for Shale Oil and Gas Extraction

By: Lorenzo Rosa, Maria Cristina Rulli, Kyle Frankel Davis and Paolo D'Odorico. The authors present a global analysis of the impact of shale oil and gas extraction on water resources, particularly on irrigated crop production. Using a water balance analysis, they find that large areas underlain by shale deposits are either already affected by water stress or would become water stressed in the event that local water resources were to be used for shale oil or gas extraction.

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Modelling and Assessment

Modelling // Quantifying and Mapping of Water-related Ecosystem Services for Enhancing the Security of the Food-Water-Energy Nexus in Tropical Data–sparse Catchment

By Mesfin Sahle, Osamu Saito, Christine Fürst and Kumelachew Yeshitela. The food-water-energy nexus concept helps to produce an integrative solutions to secure the water-related ecosystem services sustainably. This study aims to quantify and map water provisioning and soil erosion regulating services from both demand and supply sides in a spatially explicit manner. It considers the Wabe River catchment of the Omo-Gibe Basin in tropical data-sparse region of East Africa as a case study and uses...

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Waste treatment

A New Waste and Energy Nexus? // Rethinking the Modernisation of Waste Services in Delhi

By Rémi de Bercegol and Shankare Gowda. One important aspect of sustainability involves the flows of materials and energy, extracted, consumed, transformed and disposed of in the functioning of urban societies, which makes it directly linked to the ‘nested’ character of infrastructure that this special issue of Urban Studies on ‘urban nexus’ is keen to address. In particular, the question of urban waste, a sector previously neglected in the field of urban policy, has slowly become a major issue...

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

Unraveling the Nexus // Exploring the Pathways to Combined Resource Use

By David Font Vivanco, Ranran Wang, Sebastiaan Deetman and Edgar Hertwich. In response to the unprecedented decline in global natural resource endowments, the so‐called nexus framework is gaining increasing influence on resource management practices. In this research, the authors approach the resource nexus through the concept of nexus pathways. Nexus pathways are configurations that resource flows follow along supply chains leading to the combined use of two or more resources.

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Urban Nexus

Making Sense of the Urban Nexus // An Integrated Approach to Intersecting Challenges

By Giulia Salvaterra and Michael Woodbridge. Cities are sites of complex and intersecting challenges which threaten the success of the global sustainable development agenda. All over the world, cities face persistent challenges related to increasing climate- and weather-related impacts, insufficient infrastructure, sustained poverty and inequality, resource scarcity, and sustainable service provision. Finding solutions to these challenges will be made even more difficult by growth and migratory...

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

Where Is The Added Value of The Nexus Approach? // A Review of The Water-Energy-Food Nexus literature

By Stephanie Galaitsi, Jason Veysey and Annette Huber-Lee. This report by SEI finds that water-energy-food (WEF) nexus research has not produced a discernible intellectual toolkit, nor has it validated claims that nexus approaches can improve resource management and governance outcomes.

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Research Papers, Publications and Books

Advocating a New Approach to Governing Water, Energy, and Food Security // Testing the Effects of Message Inoculation and Conclusion Explicitness in the Case of the WEF Nexus

Message sidedness, including its later format inoculation, and conclusion explicitness have been identified by researchers as two prominent message factors that may influence advocating effects. Two-sided messages, which contain both supporting and opposing information about the issue, particularly those containing inoculation components that refute the negative side, are found to be more effective than one-sided messages. Messages with explicit conclusions are also found to be more persuasive...

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SDGs

Book // Managing Water, Soil and Waste Resources to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

By Hülsmann, Stephan and Ardakanian, Reza. This book explores how integrated management of environmental resources via a Nexus Approach can help to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It takes a process-oriented view on what should or needs to be done to implement a Nexus Approach and how this relates to SDGs.

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Urban Nexus

The Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI) // 15 Projects that Will Take On the Food-Water-Energy Nexus

The Sustainable Urbanisation Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus is a call jointly established by the Belmont Forum and the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe. The cooperation was established in order to bring together the fragmented research and expertise across the globe to find innovative new solutions to the Food-Water-Energy Nexus challenge. 15 selected projects will start during the first half of 2018.

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