The Water-Energy-Food Nexus and the Transboundary Context: Insights from Large Asian Rivers
AbstractThe water-energy-food nexus is a topical subject for research and practice, reflecting the importance of these sectors for humankind and the complexity and magnitude of the challenges they are facing. While the nexus as a concept is not yet mature or fully tested in practice, it has already encouraged a range of approaches in a variety of contexts. This article provides a set of definitions recognizing three perspectives that see the nexus as an analytical tool, governance framework and as an emerging discourse. It discusses the implications that an international transboundary context brings to the nexus and vice versa. Based on a comparative analysis of three Asian regions—Central Asia, South Asia and the Mekong Region—and their related transboundary river basins, we propose that the transboundary context has three major implications: diversity of scales and perspectives, importance of state actors and importance of politics. Similarly, introducing the nexus as an approach in a transboundary context has a potential to provide new resources and approaches, alter existing actor dynamics and portray a richer picture of relationships. Overall, the significance of water-energy-food linkages and their direct impacts on water allocation mean that the nexus has the potential to complement existing approaches also in the transboundary river basins. View Full-Text
Scifeed alert for new publicationsNever miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
- Get alerts for new papers matching your research
- Find out the new papers from selected authors
- Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
- Define your Scifeed now
Keskinen, M.; Guillaume, J.H.A.; Kattelus, M.; Porkka, M.; Räsänen, T.A.; Varis, O. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus and the Transboundary Context: Insights from Large Asian Rivers. Water 2016, 8, 193.
Keskinen M, Guillaume JHA, Kattelus M, Porkka M, Räsänen TA, Varis O. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus and the Transboundary Context: Insights from Large Asian Rivers. Water. 2016; 8(5):193.Chicago/Turabian Style
Keskinen, Marko; Guillaume, Joseph H.A.; Kattelus, Mirja; Porkka, Miina; Räsänen, Timo A.; Varis, Olli. 2016. "The Water-Energy-Food Nexus and the Transboundary Context: Insights from Large Asian Rivers." Water 8, no. 5: 193.
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.