Special Issue "Management of Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2020.
Interests: enviromental and natural resource governance and management
Interests: climate change; sustainable development; cities
Much has been written about the so-called WEF (water-energy-food) Nexus. The Nexus, particularly in an era of climate change, presents major opportunities and challenges in terms of environmental sustainability, social justice, economic prosperity, and political stability. Put differently, how water, energy, and food are managed has serious security implications for people and the planet. For this Special Issue, we invite papers examining the security implications and management challenges of the WEF Nexus, including issues related to indigenous and participatory governance, agricultural expansion, urbanization, shifts in transportation, and climate change, as well as unconventional fossil fuels and renewable energies. Questions to be considered include: How does a nexus perspective transform water-related rights and responsibilities? At what scales should water be managed from a nexus perspective? What management models and conflict resolution mechanisms are most effective? How may policy coherence be realized for greater sustainability and resilience? What are the effects of a securitization of the water-energy-food nexus? The articles of the Special Issue may include theoretical discussions and case studies concerning the management of the water-energy-food security nexus.
Prof. Dr. Larry Swatuk
Dr. Corrine Cash
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- WEF Nexus
- water conflict and cooperation