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Water, Energy, and Food Nexus

This guide helps researchers find resources on water, energy, and food related topics.

Selected Journal Articles

Abulibdeh, A., & Zaidan, E. (2020). Managing the water-energy-food nexus on an integrated geographical scale. Environmental Development, 100498.

Al-Thani, N. A., Govindan, R., & Al-Ansari, T. (2020). Maximising nutritional benefits within the energy, water and food nexus. Journal of Cleaner Production, 121877.

Daher, B., Hannibal, B., Mohtar, R. H., & Portney, K. (2020). Toward understanding the convergence of researcher and stakeholder perspectives related to water-energy-food (WEF) challenges: The case of San Antonio, Texas. Environmental Science & Policy, 104, 20-35.

Elagib, N. A., & Al-Saidi, M. (2020). Balancing the benefits from the water–energy–land–food nexus through agroforestry in the Sahel. Science of The Total Environment, 140509.

Ji, L., Zhang, B., Huang, G., & Lu, Y. (2020). Multi-stage stochastic fuzzy random programming for food-water-energy nexus management under uncertainties. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 155, 104665.

Lahlou, F. Z., Mackey, H. R., McKay, G., Onwusogh, U., & Al-Ansari, T. (2020). Water planning framework for alfalfa fields using treated Wastewater fertigation in Qatar: An energy-water-food nexus approach. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 106999.

Mahjabin, T., Mejia, A., Blumsack, S., & Grady, C. (2020). Integrating embedded resources and network analysis to understand food-energy-water nexus in the US. Science of The Total Environment, 709, 136153.

Olawuyi, D. (2020). Sustainable development and the water-energy-food nexus: Legal challenges and emerging solutions. Environmental Science & Policy, 103, 1-9.

Sarkodie, S. A., & Owusu, P. A. (2020). Bibliometric analysis of water–energy–food nexus: Sustainability assessment of renewable energy. Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health, 13, 29-34.

Yan, X., Fang, L., & Mu, L. (2020). How does the water-energy-food nexus work in developing countries? An empirical study of China. Science of The Total Environment, 716, 134791.

Ahamed, S., Sperling, J., Galford, G., Stephens, J. C., & Arent, D. (2019). The food-energy-water nexus, regional sustainability, and hydraulic fracturing: An integrated assessment of the Denver region. Case Studies in the Environment, 3(1), 1-21.

Daher, B., Hannibal, B., Portney, K. E., & Mohtar, R. H. (2019). Toward creating an environment of cooperation between water, energy, and food stakeholders in San Antonio. Science of the Total Environment, 651, 2913-2926.

Daher, B., Lee, S. H., Kaushik, V., Blake, J., Askariyeh, M. H., Shafiezadeh, H., ... & Mohtar, R. H. (2019). Towards bridging the water gap in Texas: A water-energy-food nexus approach. Science of the Total Environment, 647, 449-463.

Dargin, J., Daher, B., & Mohtar, R. H. (2019). Complexity versus simplicity in water energy food nexus (WEF) assessment tools. Science of the Total Environment, 650, 1566-1575.

Kulat, M. I., Mohtar, R. H., & Olivera, F. (2019). Holistic water-energy-food nexus for guiding water resources planning: Matagorda County, Texas case. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 7, 3.

Li, M., Fu, Q., Singh, V. P., Ji, Y., Liu, D., Zhang, C., & Li, T. (2019). An optimal modelling approach for managing agricultural water-energy-food nexus under uncertainty. Science of the Total Environment, 651, 1416-1434.

Markantonis, V., Arnaud, R., Karabulut, A., El Hajj, R., Altinbilek, D., Awad, I., ... & Matoussi, M. S. (2019). Can the implementation of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus support economic growth in the Mediterranean region? The current status and the way forward. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 7, 84.

Mroue, A. M., Mohtar, R. H., Pistikopoulos, E. N., & Holtzapple, M. T. (2019). Energy Portfolio Assessment Tool (EPAT): Sustainable energy planning using the WEF nexus approach–Texas case. Science of The Total Environment, 648, 1649-1664.

Pahl-Wostl, C. (2019). Governance of the water-energy-food security nexus: A multi-level coordination challenge. Environmental Science & Policy, 92, 356-367.

Simpson, G. B., & Jewitt, G. P. (2019). The development of the water-energy-food nexus as a framework for achieving resource security: A review. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 7, 8.

Zhang, P., Zhang, L., Chang, Y., Xu, M., Hao, Y., Liang, S., ... & Wang, C. (2019). Food-energy-water (FEW) nexus for urban sustainability: A comprehensive review. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 142, 215-224.

Albrecht, T. R., Crootof, A., & Scott, C. A. (2018). The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: A systematic review of methods for nexus assessment. Environmental Research Letters, 13(4), 043002.

Cai, X., Wallington, K., Shafiee-Jood, M., & Marston, L. (2018). Understanding and managing the food-energy-water nexus–opportunities for water resources research. Advances in Water Resources, 111, 259-273.

D'Odorico, P., Davis, K. F., Rosa, L., Carr, J. A., Chiarelli, D., Dell'Angelo, J., ... & Rulli, M. C. (2018). The global food‐energy‐water nexus. Reviews of Geophysics, 56(3), 456-531.

Karan, E., Asadi, S., Mohtar, R., & Baawain, M. (2018). Towards the optimization of sustainable food-energy-water systems: A stochastic approach. Journal of Cleaner Production, 171, 662-674.

Kibler, K. M., Reinhart, D., Hawkins, C., Motlagh, A. M., & Wright, J. (2018). Food waste and the food-energy-water nexus: a review of food waste management alternatives. Waste management, 74, 52-62.

Lee, S. H., Choi, J. Y., Yoo, S. H., & Mohtar, R. H. (2018). Water footprint for Korean rice products and virtual water trade in a water-energy-food nexus. Water International, 43(6), 871-886.

Lin, L., Xu, F., Ge, X., & Li, Y. (2018). Improving the sustainability of organic waste management practices in the food-energy-water nexus: A comparative review of anaerobic digestion and composting. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 89, 151-167.

Stephan, R. M., Mohtar, R. H., Daher, B., Embid Irujo, A., Hillers, A., Ganter, J. C., ... & Sarni, W. (2018). Water–energy–food nexus: a platform for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Water International, 43(3), 472-479.

White, D. J., Hubacek, K., Feng, K., Sun, L., & Meng, B. (2018). The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in East Asia: A tele-connected value chain analysis using inter-regional input-output analysis. Applied Energy, 210, 550-567.

Zhang, C., Chen, X., Li, Y., Ding, W., & Fu, G. (2018). Water-energy-food nexus: Concepts, questions and methodologies. Journal of Cleaner Production, 195, 625-639.

Al-Saidi, M., & Elagib, N. A. (2017). Towards understanding the integrative approach of the water, energy and food nexus. Science of the Total Environment, 574, 1131-1139.

Endo, A., Tsurita, I., Burnett, K., & Orencio, P. M. (2017). A review of the current state of research on the water, energy, and food nexus. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 11, 20-30.

Kurian, M. (2017). The water-energy-food nexus: trade-offs, thresholds and transdisciplinary approaches to sustainable development. Environmental Science & Policy, 68, 97-106.

Liu, J., Yang, H., Cudennec, C., Gain, A. K., Hoff, H., Lawford, R., ... & Zheng, C. (2017). Challenges in operationalizing the water–energy–food nexus. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 62(11), 1714-1720.

Mohtar, R. H. (2017). A call for a new business model valuing water use and production: the Water, Energy and Food Nexus holistic system approach. Water International, 42(6), 773-776.

Scanlon, B. R., Ruddell, B. L., Reed, P. M., Hook, R. I., Zheng, C., Tidwell, V. C., & Siebert, S. (2017). The food‐energy‐water nexus: Transforming science for society. Water Resources Research, 53(5), 3550-3556.

Wa'el A, H., Memon, F. A., & Savic, D. A. (2017). An integrated model to evaluate water-energy-food nexus at a household scale. Environmental Modelling & Software, 93, 366-380.

Weitz, N., Strambo, C., Kemp-Benedict, E., & Nilsson, M. (2017). Closing the governance gaps in the water-energy-food nexus: Insights from integrative governance. Global Environmental Change, 45, 165-173.

Wichelns, D. (2017). The water-energy-food nexus: Is the increasing attention warranted, from either a research or policy perspective?. Environmental Science & Policy, 69, 113-123.

Zhang, X., & Vesselinov, V. V. (2017). Integrated modeling approach for optimal management of water, energy and food security nexus. Advances in Water Resources, 101, 1-10.

Chang, Y., Li, G., Yao, Y., Zhang, L., & Yu, C. (2016). Quantifying the water-energy-food nexus: Current status and trends. Energies, 9(2), 65.

Garcia, D. J., & You, F. (2016). The water-energy-food nexus and process systems engineering: A new focus. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 91, 49-67.

Hang, M. Y. L. P., Martinez-Hernandez, E., Leach, M., & Yang, A. (2016). Designing integrated local production systems: a study on the food-energy-water nexus. Journal of Cleaner Production, 135, 1065-1084.

Keskinen, M., Guillaume, J. H., Kattelus, M., Porkka, M., Räsänen, T. A., & Varis, O. (2016). The water-energy-food nexus and the transboundary context: insights from large Asian rivers. Water, 8(5), 193.

Mohtar, R. H., & Daher, B. (2016). Water-energy-food nexus framework for facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue. Water International, 41(5), 655-661.

Mohtar, R. H., & Lawford, R. (2016). Present and future of the water-energy-food nexus and the role of the community of practice. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 6(1), 192-199.

Rasul, G. (2016). Managing the food, water, and energy nexus for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in South Asia. Environmental Development, 18, 14-25.

Rasul, G., & Sharma, B. (2016). The nexus approach to water–energy–food security: an option for adaptation to climate change. Climate Policy, 16(6), 682-702.

Smajgl, A., Ward, J., & Pluschke, L. (2016). The water–food–energy Nexus–Realising a new paradigm. Journal of Hydrology, 533, 533-540.

Vanham, D. (2016). Does the water footprint concept provide relevant information to address the water–food–energy–ecosystem nexus?. Ecosystem services, 17, 298-307.

Selected Journals