Policy Papers

Diskussion // The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Who Owns It?

By Rabi H. Mohtar. The water-energy-food (WEF) nexus has emerged over the last few years as an innovative and holistic platform for resource management and allocation. Unlike many other disciplines that make their way to the policy circle through academic debates, the nexus emerged from the global and policy business community as a platform to guide sustainability efforts. It is, with no doubt, that the nexus will find its way to the implementation of the sustainability development goals (SDGs), approved by the UN general assembly in September 2015.

The nexus is also finding its way to the academic community, where a lot of scientific questions are awaiting answers: what are the data needs? What are appropriate modelling strategies? How will we scale (upscaling and downscaling)? And what is the appropriate scale for approaching the nexus? These are but a few of the technical challenges. With that in mind, critical questions need answers regarding the governance of the nexus, including ownership and appropriate governance structures. The global community is in urgent need of good, successful examples of how the nexus has helped reach water, energy and food security goals.

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January 2016

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OCPPC Policy Brief 16/03

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Video // Water, Energy, Food - Nexus Thinking Explained

This motion infographic explains the importance of nexus thinking in our everyday lives and policy decisions. It explores the deep interconnections between the three essential resources and highlights the need for nexus thinking to help meet the world's needs, as it grows from 7 to 9 billion by 2050.

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Casos de Buenas Prácticas en Chile y el Perú // La Eficiencia en el Uso del Agua y la Energía en los Procesos Mineros

Por José Luis Lewinsohn and René Salgado. El uso del agua y la energía en los procesos mineros, en especial en los países andinos, planteará múltiples desafíos en el futuro, ya que la necesidad de capturar la renta derivada de la actividad extractiva exigirá, entre otros aspectos, el uso intensivo de estos insumos. En este documento se presenta el análisis de dos casos de estudio de la industria minera en Chile y el Perú.

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Lineamientos de Políticas Públicas // Un Mejor Manejo de las Interrelaciones del Nexo entre el Agua, la Energía y la Alimentación

Por Antonio Embid y Liber Martín. Este estudio tiene como principal objeto la formulación de lineamientos de política pública para mejorar el manejo de las interrelaciones del Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en América Latina y el Caribe. Tras una introducción general, se analizan las características globales de la aplicación de las políticas públicas al Nexo, con especial atención a sus componentes supraestatal, nacional y local.

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