The relationship between sustainability and resilience of food-energy-water systems

Ebrahim P. Karan, Sadegh Asgari, Atefeh Mohammadpour, Somayeh Asadi

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Abstract

The development of sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems to achieve food, energy, and water (FEW) security has received considerable attention in recent years. Despite this intense interest, only limited research has been performed on the similarities and differences of sustainability and resilience in a nexus context. It is the main purpose of this study to investigate to which extent does the sustainability of FEW systems enable us to successfully respond to the anticipated and the unexpected stresses and shocks. Unlike traditional approaches to study sustainability and resilience of FEW systems in a fragmented and isolated way, a literature review undertaken in this study is focused on integrated use of sustainability and resilience in a nexus context. Resilient FEW infrastructure are essential to the implementation of policies and actions with regard to sustainable development. A sustainable FEW system is defined as a system that can consistently meet its food, energy, and water demands with sustainable inputs rather than using non-renewable sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2019
Subtitle of host publicationLeading Resilient Communities through the 21st Century - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2019
EditorsMikhail V. Chester, Mark Norton
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages634-641
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482650
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2019: Leading Resilient Communities through the 21st Century - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2019Nov 9 2019

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2019: Leading Resilient Communities through the 21st Century - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2019

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2019: Leading Resilient Communities through the 21st Century
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period11/6/1911/9/19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Karan, E. P., Asgari, S., Mohammadpour, A., & Asadi, S. (2019). The relationship between sustainability and resilience of food-energy-water systems. In M. V. Chester, & M. Norton (Eds.), International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2019: Leading Resilient Communities through the 21st Century - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2019 (pp. 634-641). (International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2019: Leading Resilient Communities through the 21st Century - Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure 2019). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).