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Research Papers, Publications and Books

Hydropower Development and Fish Management // A Food-Water-Energy Nexus Requiring International and Multidisciplinary Approach

By Luiz G. M. Silva, Lee J. Baumgartner, Z. Daniel Deng and Hans-Petter Fjeldstad. Fish and hydropower are often in conflict. The need to produce energy often comes at the expense of fisheries productivity. This has led to a global effort in research to understand and mitigate development impacts and sustain this important research.

The environmental impacts of dams have been recognised globally as one of the major threats for aquatic biota, particularly riverine species. Indeed, freshwater environments are deemed to be experiencing greater biodiversity decline than terrestrial ecosystems in part due to increasing human demand for water. In this sense, dams for hydropower production have gained substantial traction in the balance between freshwater usage and biodiversity conservation, creating various disputes worldwide.

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November 2018

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Editorial to special issue "Fish Passage 2018 & Hydropower Symposium", Marine and Freshwater Research 69 (12) i-iii

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Governance

WEF Nexus Research // Solar Energy Farming as a Development Innovation for Vulnerable Water Basins

By Mohammad Al-Saidi and Nisreen Lahham. This article evaluates a project from the Azraq Basin in Jordan, and presents similar international experiences, particularly from India. It assesses solar energy farming as an innovation from a water-energy-food nexus perspective.

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Resource

Learning // The Nexus Game

The Nexus Game gives participants a unique opportunity to get an insight into the challenges of water management for producing energy and food, fulfilling the needs of the population, and sustaining environmental flows. The aim of the game is to provide an opportunity to practice how different water management policies can lead to the sustainable development of society in harmony with Nature.

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Research

Blog // What can Transdisciplinarity give back to Communities?

This article presents a research project conducted by the STEPS Centre, using the WEFE Nexus as a conceptual tool for transdisciplinary engagement through urban gardening in the peripheral area Novo Recreio in north Guarulhos, part of the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, Brazil. It shows the notion of the WEFE Nexus has the potential to bring people together across different siloes, organisations, identities, institutions, levels and sectors. But could it contribute to wider struggles against...

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