Special Issue "Insights on the Water–Energy–Food Nexus"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).
Prof. Dr. Vasilis Kanakoudis
The Water–Energy–Food (WEF) Nexus concept sheds light on important interactions between these systems, and on the fact that their integrated management is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Under the pressures of population growth and urbanization, economic development, international trade and climate change, projections indicate that the demand for fresh water, energy and food will increase significantly over the coming decades. The WEF Nexus has been established as a useful way to integrate the complex and interrelated nature of our global resource systems. The WEF Nexus is an approach that allows to better understand and analyze the interlinkages between the natural environment and socio-economic activities, and to work towards a more coordinated management and use of natural resources across sectors and scales. Identifying and managing trade-offs and building synergies through this analysis allows for more integrated and sustainable planning, decision-making, policy-making and implementation. In this context, this Special Issue aims at providing insights on the WEF Nexus, presenting international case studies to bring together theory and practice. Authors are invited to submit their papers to this Special Issue.
Additionally, selected papers from the Third Efficient Water Systems (EWaS) International Conference, entitled “Insights on the Water–Energy–Food Nexus” will be published in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Vasilis Kanakoudis
Dr. Stavroula Tsitsifli
Manuscript Submission Information
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- water-energy-food (WEF) nexus
- water supply
- water treatment