Special Issue "The Nexus of Renewable Energy, Water, and Food Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2018).
Interests: water–energy–food nexus; water footprint of conventional and renewable energy; water and energy impacts of food systems, production, and transportation; energy policy; climate resilience; adaptation and resilience; water security; science–policy dialogues; groundwater pumping and depletion; water reuse; transboundary adaptive management
Interests: bioreactor design; production of biofuel, food and high value products from algae and terrestrial plants; energy-water-food nexus; sustainable bioeconomy; wastewater treatment using biological processes; water recycle and reuse; process intensification
We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Energies on the subject area of “The Nexus of Renewable Energy, Water, and Food Systems”. Interactions among energy, water, and food systems represent grand global challenges in the Anthropocene era. Renewable energy transitions—including innovation, design, adoption, operation, maintenance, societal demand and opposition, economics, institutions, and policies—constitute key areas of research, particularly in relation to water and food systems.
Topics of interest for publication include, but are not limited to:
Energy–water–food interactions, considering resource use, technology, infrastructure, and/or policy
Climate-smart energy generation coupled to sustainable food and water use
Off-grid renewables in the context of local water availability and food/ irrigation demand
Smart Village and/or Smart Grid systems
Resource efficiency—savings or expanded use?
Life-cycle analysis of renewables, carbon and water footprints
Renewable energy access, energy poverty, human dimensions
Integrated systems that minimize energy use while producing food and/or clean water
Prof. Dr. Christopher A. Scott
Prof. Dr. Kimberly L. Ogden
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.