Special Issue "Toward Integrated Water-Energy-Land-Food Management"
A special issue of Resources (ISSN 2079-9276).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017).
Interests: community water management; remote Indigenous communities; demand management and behaviour change; smart metering; environmental health; Pacific Island water management
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Integrated water management has been widely recognized as a fundamental framework toward achieving long-term water security through a whole-of-water-cycle approach. Looking through a wider lens beyond just water resources, this Special Issue seeks to investigate further into the inextricable and complex interactions between water-energy-land-food (WELF) resources in urban, rural and remote communities. We are particularly interested in research papers on the challenges associated with water-energy-food insecurity in remote, isolated and rural regions across the world. In these areas, ensuring a good quality and secure water, food and energy supply is typically more economically, environmentally and socially demanding, made all the more complex with impacts of climate change becoming increasingly apparent. Moreover, the WELF nexus cannot rely on "business as usual" management approaches, and examples of a systems approach accounting for the inherent inter-dependencies will be well received. Both qualitative and quantitative research approaches are welcome, as are short technical notes and review papers.
Dr. Cara Beal
Manuscript Submission Information
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- water-energy nexus;
- carbon emissions;
- climate change;
- water-energy-food security;
- off-grid communities;
- renewable resources;
- sustainable agriculture;
- resource efficiency
- Water-energy-land-food nexus