The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Complex Global Challenges

Christopher A Scott, Mathew Kurian, James L. Wescoat

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Abstract

Multiple intersecting factors place pressure on planetary systems on which society and ecosystems depend. Climate change and variability, resource use patterns, globalization viewed in terms of economic enterprise and environmental change, poverty and inequitable access to social services, as well as the international development enterprise itself, have led to a rethinking of development that solely addresses economic growth. Fulfilling the essential human aspirations for quality of life, meaningful education, productive and rewarding work, harmonious relations, and sustainable natural resource use requires ingenuity, foresight and adaptability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGoverning the Nexus: Water, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global Change
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages15-38
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9783319057477, 9783319057460
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Internationality
Economic Development
Climate Change
Poverty
Social Work
resource use
Ecosystem
Economics
Quality of Life
social services
Education
Water
Pressure
Food
Natural Resources
Globalization
food
globalization
Economic Growth
Natural resources

Keywords

  • Adaptive management
  • Anthropocene
  • Groundwater
  • Nexus
  • Nexus approach
  • Peri-urban agriculture
  • Resilience
  • Resource recovery
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Wastewater reuse
  • Water-energy-food nexus
  • WEF nexus
  • World Commission on Dams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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Scott, C. A., Kurian, M., & Wescoat, J. L. (2015). The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Complex Global Challenges. In Governing the Nexus: Water, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global Change (pp. 15-38). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05747-7_3

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus : Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Complex Global Challenges. / Scott, Christopher A; Kurian, Mathew; Wescoat, James L.

Governing the Nexus: Water, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global Change. Springer International Publishing, 2015. p. 15-38.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Scott, CA, Kurian, M & Wescoat, JL 2015, The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Complex Global Challenges. in Governing the Nexus: Water, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global Change. Springer International Publishing, pp. 15-38. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05747-7_3
Scott CA, Kurian M, Wescoat JL. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Complex Global Challenges. In Governing the Nexus: Water, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global Change. Springer International Publishing. 2015. p. 15-38 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05747-7_3
Scott, Christopher A ; Kurian, Mathew ; Wescoat, James L. / The Water-Energy-Food Nexus : Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Complex Global Challenges. Governing the Nexus: Water, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global Change. Springer International Publishing, 2015. pp. 15-38
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