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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Arid Regions: The Politics of Problemsheds

Sources:

The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy

Authors:

Martin Keulertz

Jeannie Sowers

Eckart Woert

Rabi Mohtar

Date:

1 December 2016

This paper analyzes institutional “problem sheds” that shape the implementation of nexus initiatives in arid regions of the United States, the Persian/Arabian Gulf and China. Analysis reveals how nexus approaches are conditioned by property rights regimes, economic growth strategies based on resource extraction, and the ability to externalize environmental costs to other regions and states.