Research Papers, Publications and Books

Governance

Article // Nexus governance – not so unique after all?

This article originally appeared on the MAGIC Nexus website (https://magic-nexus.eu/) and has been reposted here with their friendly permission. By Chelsea Jones and Jan Sindt (2020). It deals with one of the central problematic issues when it comes to the governance of the Nexus, that is, the diffculty to attach monetary values to Nexus benefits and the accountability of scientists and politicians for actions taken in the field.

 

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Article // The FE²W Network - Review and Outlook

This is a summary of a prospectus by the Food Energy Environment Water Network (www.fe2wnetwork.org) which has been reposted here with their friendly permission. It delivers an introduction towards the risk-assessment tool ROAD and its implementation as well as outcomes in several pilot projects and cases all over the world.

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News

Publication // Moving from water problems to water solutions in a climate-challenged world

This is an abstract of an article that originally appeared in Rural21 (rural21.com), an international journal for rural development. It covers the opportunities and challenges the global community faces in regard to water resource management in the coming years. It is calling for an increase in integrated approaches like the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

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Governance

Article // The power of best practice WEF Nexus cases

This article was originally published on the IUCN website (iucn.org) and has been re-published here with their friendly permission. It deals with the question of how the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus can support an expansion of development possibilities in times of increasing competition over water, energy and food resources?

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Publication // An impact analysis of population growth on energy‐water‐food‐land nexus for ecological sustainable development in Rwanda

By Imasiku, K. and Ntagwirumugara, E. (2019). This research article analyzes the ecological balance of human activities in Rwanda and how policymakers have increasingly emphasized on energy–water–food nexus sectors separately without integrating land usage and population growth, which might pose an even more critical situation if left unattended to.

 

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Research

Publication // Economic Development of Rural Communities in Sub-Saharan Africa through Decentralized Energy-Water-Food Systems

By Winklmaier, J., Santos, S. A. B., & Trenkle, T. (2020). This paper focuses on the concept of decentralized energy-water-food systems, implemented for a case study in a rural community in Ghana. The following evaluation of the concept reveals potential economic and financial benefits for stakeholders involved.

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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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