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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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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Journal Paper // A Decision Support Tool to Enhance Agricultural Growth in the Mékrou River Basin (West Africa)

By Angel Udiasa, Marco Pastoria, Céline Dondeynaza, Cesar Carmona Moreno, Abdou Ali, Luigi Cattaneo, Javier Cano. This paper describes the implementation of E-Water, an open software Decision Support System (DSS), designed to help local managers assess the Water Energy Food Environment (WEFE) nexus. E-Water aims at providing optimal management solutions to enhance food crop production at river basin level. The DSS was applied in the transboundary Mékrou river basin, shared among Benin, Burkina...

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Climate Change

Review Article // Climate Change Adaptation through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Southern Africa

By Sylvester Mpandeli, Dhesigen Naidoo, Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi, Charles Nhemachena, Luxon Nhamo, Stanley Liphadzi, Sithabile Hlahla and Albert T. Modi. Climate change is a complex and cross-cutting problem that needs an integrated and transformative systems approach to respond to the challenge. This review highlights climate change impacts on water, energy, and food resources in southern Africa, while exploring mitigation and adaptation opportunities. The review further recommends strategies to...

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Policy Papers

Resource Use Efficiency under Growing Natural Resource Scarcity // Research Guide for Water-Energy-Food Nexus Analysis

By Claudia Ringler, Md. Hossain Alam Mondal, Helen Berga Paulos, Alisher Mirzabaev, Clemens Breisinger, Manfred Wiebelt, Khalid Siddig, Grace Villamor, Tingju Zhu, Elizabeth Bryan. Insights from “The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Global, Basin and Local Case Studies of Resource Use Efficiency under Growing Natural Resource Scarcity” project.

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