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Fisheries

Fish are and have been a major food staple providing essential nutrition for many cultures throughout the world. Sporadic energy prices, hydropower dams, industrialization and overfishing threaten many developing economies that rely on fishing. “Of the 30 countries whose citizens are most dependent on fish as a source of protein, over 80 per cent are less developed countries” with the bulk of the world’s catch harvested using vessels, from super trawlers to gasoline and diesel-fueled engines, all propelled by fossil fuels (Fisheries and Energy Use, Encyclopedia of Energy, 2004). This section focuses on fishing practices that improve energy and water efficiency and reduce impacts on the fish supply chain.

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Node and Regime: Interdisciplinary Analysis of Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Mekong Region

This report re-examines the findings and recommendations of a major nexus research-for-development project in the Mekong region. It shows that…

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Water Alternatives

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Unfolding Livelihood Aspects of the Water–Energy–Food Nexus in the Dampalit Watershed, Philippines

This study explores the connectivity of upland farmers and downstream fishers through interlinkages of water, energy and food within the…

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Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies

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1 June 2017

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The `Seafood Gap' in the Food-Water Nexus Literature—Issues Surrounding Freshwater Use in Seafood Production Chains

This study (1) reviews freshwater use concepts as they relate to seafood production, (2) provides three cases to highlight the…

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Advances in Water Resources

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15 May 2017

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Chinese State-Owned Enterprise Investment in Mekong Hydropower: Political and Economic Drivers and their Implications Across the Water, Energy, Food Nexus

This paper examines the political and economic drivers surrounding Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE) activities in Mekong Basin hydropower, and the…

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Water

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6 November 2015