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Food Resources and Land Use

Food Sector Resources and Land Use for Water

Infrastructure to support wastewater conveyance, water distribution or water management (e.g., dams) consumes significant land areas and impacts ecosystems, land use and development in these areas. As significant land holders, water and wastewater utilities have the opportunity to use landholdings to generate renewable energy.

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Connecting Water and Energy: Assessing the Impacts of Carbon and Water Constraints on China’s Power Sector

The limited endowments, uneven temporal and spatial distribution of energy and water resources pose significant challenges to China’s sustainable development,…

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Applied Energy

Date:

1 January 2017

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Linking the Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Sustainable Development Indicators for the Mediterranean Region

Water use and agricultural practices in the Mediterranean area are unsustainable, and they are being worsened by the increased frequency…

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Ecological Indicators

Date:

27 April 2018

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Onsite Food Waste Processing as an Opportunity to Conserve Water in a Medical Facility Case Study, Abu Dhabi

This paper presents the case for soil and water conservation combined with waste recycling strategies in a desert type climate…

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Energy Procedia

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1 March 2017

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Optimal Crop Choice, Irrigation Allocation, and the Impact of Contract Farming

The changing climate and concerns over food security are prompting a new look at the supply chain reliability of products…

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Production and Operations Management

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22 February 2013

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Overcoming Food Security Challenges within an Energy/Water/Food Nexus (EWFN) Approach

Energy Water Food Nexus (EWFN) presents a valuable approach to achieving food security with a particular focus on sustainably balancing…

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Sustainability

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21 January 2016

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Modeling the Hydropower-Food Nexus in Large River Basins: A Mekong Case Study

The hydropower-food supply nexus in the Mekong River basins is assessed here in an influence model. This shows how altering…

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Water (journal)

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28 September 2016

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Millennium Villages Project-Mali

This paper discusses the Columbia Water Center’s (in conjunction with the Millennium Villages Project in Mali), the developed and tested…

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Columbia Water Center

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Mapping Water Provisioning Services to Support the Ecosystem–Water–Food–Energy Nexus in the Danube River Basin

The authors of this study aim to map and assess water provisioning services and associated benefits to support the ecosystem–water–food–energy…

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Ecosystem Services

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1 February 2016

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

This paper analyzes institutional “problem sheds” that shape the implementation of nexus initiatives in arid regions of the United States,…

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The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy

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1 December 2016

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Water-Food-Energy Nexus with Changing Agricultural Scenarios in India During Recent Decades

Meeting the growing water and food demands in a densely populated country like India is a major challenge. It requires…

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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

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26 June 2017

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Water-Food-Energy Nexus with Changing Agricultural Scenarios in India During Recent Decades

Meeting the growing water and food demands in a densely populated country like India is a major challenge. It requires…

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Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

Date:

26 June 2017

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Water Saving Potentials and Possible Trade-offs for Future Food and Energy Supply

Rising global population numbers and economic development could likely cause an increase in natural resource demand over the coming decades,…

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Global Environmental Change

Date:

1 July 2016

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Food Consumption and Related Water Resources in Nordic Cities

This paper quantifies this water dependency with respect to food consumption in nine cities in the five Nordic countries (Sweden,…

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Ecological Indicators

Date:

1 March 2017

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Urban Food Consumption and Associated Water Resources: The Example of Dutch Cities

This paper analyzes the dependency of urban inhabitants on the resource water for food consumption, by means of Dutch cities.…

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Science of The Total Environment

Date:

15 September 2016