The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Complex Global Challenges

Christopher A. Scott, Mathew Kurian, James L. Wescoat

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Abstract

Multiple intersecting factors place pressure on planetary systems on which society and ecosystems depend. Climate change and variability, resource use patterns, globalization viewed in terms of economic enterprise and environmental change, poverty and inequitable access to social services, as well as the international development enterprise itself, have led to a rethinking of development that solely addresses economic growth. Fulfilling the essential human aspirations for quality of life, meaningful education, productive and rewarding work, harmonious relations, and sustainable natural resource use requires ingenuity, foresight and adaptability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGoverning the Nexus
Subtitle of host publicationWater, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global Change
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages15-38
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9783319057477
ISBN (Print)9783319057460
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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    Scott, C. A., Kurian, M., & Wescoat, J. L. (2015). The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Enhancing Adaptive Capacity to Complex Global Challenges. In Governing the Nexus: Water, Soil and Waste Resources Considering Global Change (pp. 15-38). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05747-7_3