Research Papers, Publications and Books

Research

Publication // Can the Implementation of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Support Economic Growth in the Mediterranean Region? The Current Status and the Way Forward

By Markantonis, V., Arnaud, R., Karabulut, A., El Hajj, R., Altinbilek, D., Awad, I., ... & Matoussi, M. S. (2019). This policy note paper aims to address the issue of how implementation of the WEF Nexus can support economic growth in the Mediterranean region.

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Research

Publication // From national indices to regional action — An analysis of food, energy, water security in Ecuador, Bolivia, and Peru

By Mohammadpour, P., Mahjabin, T., Fernandez, J., & Grady, C. (2019). This paper presents an approach to quantify FEW security and highlights cases in Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia, delivering an integrated approach to quantify security measures that can be implemented at multiple spatial scales and institutional levels.

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Research

Publication // Stakeholder Perspectives on Sustainability in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

By Bielicki, J. M., Beetstra, M. A., Kast, J. B., Wang, Y., & Tang, S. (2019). This paper carried out a survey of priorities of different stakeholders involved in the FEW Nexus in the Great Lakes Region of the USA.

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Hydropower

Publication // Integrated modelling of the impacts of hydropower projects on the water-food-energy nexus in a transboundary Himalayan river basin

By Amjath-Babu, T. S., Sharma, B., Brouwer, R., Rasul, G., Wahid, S. M., Neupane, N., ... & Sieber, S. (2019). This paper looks at hydropower development in the transboundary Koshi river basin in the Himalayan region and aims to give possible benefits of the projects proposed.

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Sanitation and Wastewater

Publication // Becoming FEW Conscious: A Conceptual Typology of Household Behavior Change Interventions Targeting the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Nexus

By Berman, H., Shwom, R., & Cuite, C. (2019). This paper proposes a conceptual typology that synthesises interdisciplinary analytic traditions to classify behavioural interventions targeting the household FEW nexus. The typology summarises behavioural interventions as active, passive, or structural, and household-specific or non-specific, illustrating six distinct categories.

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SDGs

Publication // Africa’s Future Counts: Renewables and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

By Res4Africa & Enel Foundation. Africa’s energy future lies in renewable energy, which can deliver affordable, reliable and clean energy as well as create new markets. As African societies grow and urbanize, so the demand for basic resources is set to multiply. Overcoming Africa’s energy access gap will rely on a diversified strategy complementary to the continent’s growing demand for resources. The Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus offers an innovative perspective on bridging the energy access gap...

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Sanitation and Wastewater

Publication // The water-energy-food nexus at home: New opportunities for policy

By Foden, M., Browne, A. L., Evans, D. M., Sharp, L., & Watson, M. (2019). This paper introduces the “Nexus at Home” as a starting point for exploring the dynamics of WEF resource use and household sustainability. Synthesising existing “home practices” literature in the context of the “live” policy problems raised by partners, it seeks to provide clear guidance for intervening in kitchen practices

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Publication // Water-Energy-Food Nexus Sustainability in the Upper Blue Nile (UBN) Basin

By Allam, M. M., & Eltahir, E. A. (2019). This paper presents a framework for optimal allocation of land and water resources in the upper Blue Nile (UBN) basin. This framework consists of two optimization models that aim to: (a) allocate land and water resources optimally to rain-fed and irrigated agriculture, and (b) allocate water to agriculture and hydropower production while maximizing the total net benefits.

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Governance

Publication // Nexus Mapping Study in South East Europe

This study focuses on the SEE2020 Region, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia, within its wider geographic context. It is aimed as the conceptual and technical background to support and inform the Nexus Policy Dialogue process, ongoing since 2013 in SEE under the ‘Petersberg Phase II / Athens Declaration Process’ and Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) programme “International Waters: Learning Exchange and Resources...

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SDGs

Publication // The Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Insights into resilient development

By SAB Miller and WWF (World Wildlife Fund). This collaborative report looks at 16 countries or states, comparing the ways in which their development patterns have managed their different mixes of resources and different capacities to make use of those resources.

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