Towards COP27: The Water-Food-Energy Nexus in a Changing Climate in the Middle East and North Africa

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February 2023
482 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-6585-9 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-6584-2 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Towards COP27: The Water-Food-Energy Nexus in a Changing Climate in the Middle East and North Africa that was published in

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Due to its low adaptability to climate change, the MENA region has become a "hot spot". Water scarcity, extreme heat, drought, and crop failure will worsen as the region becomes more urbanized and industrialized. Both water and food scarcity are made worse by civil wars, terrorism, and political and social unrest. It is unclear how climate change will affect the MENA water–food–energy nexus. All of these concerns need to be empirically evaluated and quantified for a full climate change assessment in the region. Policymakers in the MENA region need to be aware of this interconnection between population growth, rapid urbanization, food safety, climate change, and the global goal of lowering greenhouse gas emissions (as planned in COP27). Researchers from a wide range of disciplines have come together in this SI to investigate the connections between water, food, energy, and climate in the region. By assessing the impacts of climate change on hydrological processes, natural disasters, water supply, energy production and demand, and environmental impacts in the region, this SI will aid in implementation of sustainable solutions to these challenges across multiple spatial scales.

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drought; flood; standard precipitation index; rainfall anomaly index; soil conservation service-curve number; high-heat devices; electronics cooling; thermal management; CFD; heat transfer enhancement; microchannels; inserts; greenhouse gases; geospatial analysis; remote sensing; Arabian Peninsula; climate change; rainwater harvesting; arid areas; metrologic analysis; hydrologic modeling; AHP; decolorization; direct red-81; graphene; methylene blue; nitrate reductases; operating parameters; zero-valent iron; water pricing; urban infrastructure; multi-block pricing; externality costing; single-block pricing; urban warming; urban bias; land surface temperature; MODIS; GAIA dataset; Mann–Kendall test; Theil–Sen estimator; CO2 absorption; MEA; membrane contactor; CFD; porosity; pore size; natural convection; CFD; melting PCM; enthalpy-porosity method; mushy zone parameter; adsorption; membrane; adsorptive membrane; activated carbon; dye removal; hybrid membrane; solar concentrator; thermal; inserts; helical rotating shaft; active methods; GIS; Nile Delta region; modified DRASTIC-LU; groundwater vulnerability; geospatial technique; energy hub; cogeneration systems; Archimedes optimization algorithm; sustainable; emissions; water management; GIS; remote sensing; irrigation water requirements; CROPWAT model; climate change; numerical simulation; heat transfer enhancement; turbulent flow; plate heat exchanger; sand and dust storms; hydrology; surface and ground water changes; spatial-temporal analysis; remote sensing; Middle East; assessment; protection structures; inundation; hazards; shoreline changes; Nile Delta; modeling; biogas; methane; landfill of Mohammedia; upgrading; gold nanoparticles; instant nanosynthesis; urchin-shaped nanogold; green capping agent; biocompatible nanogold; groundwater salinization; ion ratios; stable isotopes; seawater mixing index (SMI); northwest coast; remote sensing; weighted overlay model; analytical hierarchical process (ahp); thematic layers; climate change; biochar; croplands and rangelands; carbon sequestration; organic manures; climate change; aquaculture; sustainability; Egypt

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