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Transferable Principles for Managing the Nexus: Lessons from Historical Global Water Modelling of Central Asia

Sources:

Water

Authors:

Joseph H. A. Guillaume

Matti Kummu

Stephanie Eisner

Olli Varis

Date:

31 July 2015

The complex relationships within the water-energy-food security nexus tend to be place-specific, increasing the importance of identifying transferable principles to facilitate implementation of a nexus approach. This paper aims to contribute transferable principles by using global model data and concepts to illustrate and analyze the water history of Central Asia. This approach builds on extensive literature about Central Asia and global change as well as recent advances in global water modeling.