event 13 Oct 2016

Special Issue // Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Large Asian River Basins

Ed. by Marko Keskinen, Shokhrukh Jalilov and Olli Varis. The connections between water, food and energy are currently being discussed more than ever before, thanks to the recently emerged concept of water-energy-food security nexus. Various organizations and authors have defined and addressed the concept from their own view points: nexus is, indeed in the air. This Special Issue looks at the water-energy-food security nexus in the context of large Asian river basins, with a focus on transboundary rivers shared by several countries. The aim is to analyze what benefits the nexus approach could bring into these kinds of, often quite demanding, settings.

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The thematic areas to be covered can thus include: water resources management; energy planning and policies with an emphasis on hydropower and biofuel production; and food production systems, including fisheries, irrigation and cropland management. Due to its focus on transboundary contexts, the special issue also emphasizes the geopolitical, international cooperation and security aspects related to the nexus.

Table of Content

  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Large Asian River Basins
    by Marko Keskinen and Olli Varis
  • Modeling the Hydropower–Food Nexus in Large River Basins: A Mekong Case Study
    by Jamie Pittock, David Dumaresq and Andrea M. Bassi
  • The Water-Energy-Food Nexus and the Transboundary Context: Insights from Large Asian Rivers
    by Marko Keskinen, Joseph H. A. Guillaume, Mirja Kattelus, Miina Porkka, Timo A. Räsänen and Olli Varis
  • A Methodology to Assess the Water Energy Food Ecosystems Nexus in Transboundary River Basins
    by Lucia de Strasser, Annukka Lipponen, Mark Howells, Stephen Stec and Christian Bréthaut
  • Chinese State-Owned Enterprise Investment in Mekong Hydropower: Political and Economic Drivers and Their Implications across the Water, Energy, Food Nexus
    by Nathanial Matthews and Stew Motta
  • Methods of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
    by Aiko Endo, Kimberly Burnett, Pedcris M. Orencio, Terukazu Kumazawa, Christopher A. Wada, Akira Ishii, Izumi Tsurita and Makoto Taniguchi
  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus within the Framework of International Water Law
    by Antti Belinskij
  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus in a Transboundary River Basin: The Case of Tonle Sap Lake, Mekong River Basin
    by Marko Keskinen, Paradis Someth, Aura Salmivaara and Matti Kummu
  • Sharing Benefits in Transboundary Rivers: An Experimental Case Study of Central Asian Water-Energy-Agriculture Nexus
    by Shokhrukh-Mirzo Jalilov, Olli Varis and Marko Keskinen
  • Water Security in the Syr Darya Basin
    by Kai Wegerich, Daniel Van Rooijen, Ilkhom Soliev and Nozilakhon Mukhamedova
  • Transferable Principles for Managing the Nexus: Lessons from Historical Global Water Modelling of Central Asia
    by Joseph H. A. Guillaume, Matti Kummu, Stephanie Eisner and Olli Varis
  • The Costs of Benefit Sharing: Historical and Institutional Analysis of Shared Water Development in the Ferghana Valley, the Syr Darya Basin
    by Ilkhom Soliev, Kai Wegerich and Jusipbek Kazbekov


October 2016


A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441)


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