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

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

Nexus Publicación // Manual de Capacitación Equipo Móvil de Bombeo Solar

Desarrollar y fortalecer capacidades de asesoramiento técnico y formulación de proyectos de agua, energía solar y producción de alimentos, en personal técnico del sector público y privado, así como en familias campesinas mediante su formación práctica utilizando un Equipo Móvil de Bombeo Solar demostrativo. La publicación1 de la Caja de herramientas de sistemas de riego solar ha sido posible gracias al apoyo brindado por la iniciativa mundial PAEGC. En 2012, la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para...

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Research

WEF Nexus Publication // Applying the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach to Catalyse Transformational Change in Africa

RES4Africa Foundation’s new study carried out in collaboration with Open Economics, looks at a WEF nexus project in rural Tanzania integrating hydro-powered mini-grid and agri-business usages that distributes water, power and food services to the surrounding communities. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects that the innovative Nexus project can have on a specific area. In doing this, a microeconomic impact assessment was developed to evaluate economic, social and environmental costs...

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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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