Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus in Large Asian River Basins by Marko KeskinenWater-Energy-Food Security Nexus in Large Asian River Basins by Marko Keskinen

Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus in Large Asian River Basins

Guest editorMarko Keskinen, Shokhrukh Jalilov, Olli Varis

Paperback | March 23, 2017

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The connections between water, food and energy are currently being discussed more than ever before, thanks to the recently emerged concept of the water–energy–food security nexus. Various organizations and authors have defined and addressed the concept from their own view points: nexus is, indeed in the air.
This Special Issue looks at the water–energy–food security nexus in the context of large Asian river basins, with a focus on transboundary rivers shared by several countries. The articles included in the Special Issue analyse what benefits the nexus approach could bring to these kinds of, often quite demanding, settings. And where are the potential pitfalls that call for further development.
The thematic areas covered in the Special Issue thus include water resources management; energy planning and policies with an emphasis on hydropower; and food production systems, including fisheries, irrigation and cropland management. Due to its focus on transboundary contexts, the articles also look at the geopolitical, international cooperation and security aspects related to the nexus.
The articles of the Special Issue include case studies from relevant transboundary river basins, with a focus on the Mekong River Basin in Southeast Asia as well as the river basins in Central Asia. Articles also include a comparative analysis in several large Asian river basins as well as more theoretical discussions of the water–energy–food security nexus and its linkages to other framings and approaches, such as IWRM and sustainable development.

Title:Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus in Large Asian River BasinsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.7 inPublished:March 23, 2017Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038423440

ISBN - 13:9783038423447


Table of Contents

1) Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Large Asian River Basins
2) The Costs of Benefit Sharing: Historical and Institutional Analysis of Shared Water Development in the Ferghana Valley, the Syr Darya Basin
3) Transferable Principles for Managing the Nexus: Lessons from Historical Global Water Modelling of Central Asia
4) Water Security in the Syr Darya Basin
5) Sharing Benefits in Transboundary Rivers: An Experimental Case Study of Central Asian Water-Energy-Agriculture Nexus
6) Water-Energy-Food Nexus in a Transboundary River Basin: The Case of Tonle Sap Lake, Mekong River Basin
7) Chinese State-Owned Enterprise Investment in Mekong Hydropower: Political and Economic Drivers and Their Implications across the Water, Energy, Food Nexus
8) Water-Energy-Food Nexus within the Framework of International Water Law
9) Methods of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
10) A Methodology to Assess the Water Energy Food Ecosystems Nexus in Transboundary River Basins
11) Modeling the Hydropower–Food Nexus in Large River Basins: A Mekong Case Study
12) The Water-Energy-Food Nexus and the Transboundary Context: Insights from Large Asian Rivers