Research Papers, Publications and Books

Governance

Publication // The role of metrics in the governance of the water-energy-food nexus within the European Commission

By Thomas Voelker, Kirsty Blackstock, Zora Kovacic, Jan Sindt, Roger Strand, Kerry Waylen.

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Governance

Nexus Assessment // Study on the Synergies of the Water, Energy and Food Sectors in Sudan

This report presents the main findings of the Nexus assessment study for Sudan. It identified Water-Energy-Food Nexus priority issues in Sudan, suggested operational guidance to align national strategies, policies and implementation plans within a national Nexus framework, identified opportunities to apply the Nexus approach, including institutional settings and capacity building needs, and suggested a series of Water-Energy-Food Nexus projects in Sudan.

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Mountains

Publication // Shaping the water–energy–food nexus for resilient mountain livelihoods

By Susanne Wymann von Dach and Renate Fleiner. The aim of the Issue Brief is to reflect on how a Nexus approach can work for mountain communities and what specific challenges faced by mountain communities have to be considered in order to strengthen the water, energy, and food security in mountains in an integrative way.

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Modelling and Assessment

Nexus Publication // Increasing Returns on Investment Opportunities by applying a Nexus Approach: Best practice Nexus Case Studies

By Dalton, James; Welling, Rebecca; Meyer, Kristin; Lindelien, Maria Carreño; Riddell, P. J.. This new publication by IUCN, Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC) presents several case studies from different regions, which showcase how increased returns on investment opportunities can be achieved by applying a nexus approach. The publication is available in English and Russian.

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Climate Change

Publication // Ten Principles to integrate the Water-Energy-Land Nexus with Climate Services for co-producing Local and Regional Integrated Assessments

By Roger Cremades, Hermine Mitter, Nicu Constantin Tudose, Anabel Sanchez-Plaza, Anil Graves, Annelies Broekman, Steffen Bender, Carlo Giupponi, Phoebe Koundouri, Muhamad Bahri, Sorin Cheval, Yamir Moreno, Oscar Melo, Katrin Karner, Cezar Ungurean, Serban Octavian Davidescu, Bernadette Kropf, Floor Brouwer, Mirabela Marin. This paper present ten principles which shall guide climate-informed decisions across Nexus resources.

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Governance

Publication // What-If: An Open-Source Decision Support Tool for Water Infrastructure Investment Planning within the Water–Energy–Food–Climate Nexus

By Raphaël Payet-Burin, Mikkel Kromann, Silvio Pereira-Cardenal, Kenneth Marc Strzepek and Peter Bauer-Gottwein. This paper presents a new open-source hydro-economic optimization model, incorporating in a holistic framework, representations of the water, agriculture, and power systems. The model represents the joint development of Nexus related infrastructure and policies and evaluates their economic impact, as well as the risks linked to uncertainties in future climate and socio-economic...

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SDGs

Publication // Review of transdisciplinary Approaches to Food-Water-Energy Nexus: A Guide towards Sustainable Development

By Maryam Ghodsvali, Sukanya Krishnamurthy, Bauke de Vries. This paper provides a systematic literature review to debate the current concepts and methods of the transdisciplinary research on the FWE nexus with the aim of developing a guide for socially inclusive sustainable development.

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Governance

Étude Nexus Tunisie // Evaluation Nexus Interdépendances des secteurs de l’eau, de l’énergie et de l’alimentation en Tunisie

This study elaborates an assessment of the WEF Nexus for Tunisia, applying and adjusting already existing Nexus methodologies to the Tunisian context and its priorities. In this assessment the most relevant linkages, trade-offs, possible synergies and opportunities that are of special interest for Tunisia are identified and thus give a first assessment of the existing or potential Nexus response options (political, administrative or technical). The study is published in French with an executive...

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Estudio SPIS // Transversalización del Enfoque Nexo en el Contexto del Bombeo Solar para riego

El enfoque Nexo ofrece un diálogo regional y nacional sobre políticas públicas para la gestión de las interconexiones entre agua, energía y alimentación. El presente estudio describe las interrelaciones prioritarias que se dan en Chile en el Nexo, con especial enfoque en el desarrollo y promoción de los sistemas de riego solar (Solar Powered Irrigation System SPIS). Este estudio es una colaboración entre el programa Nexus Regional Dialogue Programme, financiado por la UE y el programa...

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Etude SPIS // Impact des systèmes d'irrigation par pompage solaire en Tunisie

Cette étude de cas analyse l'impact des systèmes d'irrigation à énergie solaire (SPIS) sur l'utilisation des eaux souterraines ainsi que son impact sur le plan socio-économique en Tunisie. Il s'appuie sur des entretiens avec un échantillon d'agriculteurs tunisiens et fournit des recommandations pour promouvoir l'utilisation durable de la technologie. L'étude est publiée en français avec un résumé en anglais.

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