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.

Abstract

To showcase how increased returns on investment opportunities can be achieved by applying a nexus approach, best practices of the water-energy-food nexus were collected in the form of several case studies. The best practice cases focus on water, energy and food security dimensions that advance socio-economic development and propose the nexus as a promising approach to resolving competition over limited resources. 

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November 2019

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IUCN, Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) and the Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia (CAREC)

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Desalination

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Capacity Building

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Climate Change

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