Water, Energy, Food and People Across the Global South
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This collection critically engages the resource use nexus. Clearly, a nexus-approach to resource policy, planning and practice is essential if sustainable development goals are to be met. In particular, in an era of climate change, an integrated approach to water, energy and agriculture is imperative. Agriculture accounts for 70% of global water withdrawals, food production accounts for 30% of global energy use and a rising global population requires more of everything. As shown in this collection, scholars of resource development, governance and management are 'nexus sensitive', utilizing a…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This collection critically engages the resource use nexus. Clearly, a nexus-approach to resource policy, planning and practice is essential if sustainable development goals are to be met. In particular, in an era of climate change, an integrated approach to water, energy and agriculture is imperative. Agriculture accounts for 70% of global water withdrawals, food production accounts for 30% of global energy use and a rising global population requires more of everything. As shown in this collection, scholars of resource development, governance and management are 'nexus sensitive', utilizing a sort of 'nexus sensibility' in their work as it focuses on the needs of people particularly, but not only, in the global South. Importantly, a nexus-approach presents academics and practitioners with a discursive space in which to shape policy through research, to deepen and improve understandings of the interconnections and impacts of particular types of resource use, and to critically reflect on actions taken in the name of the 'nexus'.

Autorenporträt
Larry A. Swatuk is Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is also Extraordinary Professor at the Institute of Water Studies at the University of Western Cape, South Africa and Associate Researcher, Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC) in Bonn, Germany. Corrine Cash is Lecturer at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is Executive Director of Green Cities Solutions, and former Senior Advisor to the President of Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Cash is an urban planner with extensive experience in community development. 
Inhaltsangabe
List of Tables and Figures

Preface

Notes on Contributors

List of Acronyms

1. Perspectives on the Nexus: Water, Energy and Food Security in an Era of Climate Change

Larry A. Swatuk and Corrine Cash
2. Water, Energy and Food: The Problematic Aspects of the Transition from 'Silo Approach' to 'Nexus Approach' in the Arab Region

Maha Al-Zu'bi and Noel Keough
3. Natural Capital Accounting and Ecosystem Services within the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Local and Regional contexts

Natasha Tang Kai

4. Pigs, Prawns and Power Houses: Politics in Water Resources Management

K.M. Jensen, R.B. Lange and J.C. Refsgaard

5. Mitigating the Korle Lagoon Ecological Pollution Problem in Accra, Ghana through a Framework for Urban Management of the Environment (FUME)

Je

ffrey Squire

6. La Plata River Basin: The Production of Scale in South American Hydropolitics

Luis Paulo Batista da Silva

7. The Social Flows of Water in the Global South: Recognizing the Water-Gender-Health 'Nexus'

Amanda Leo, Elizabeth Lougheed, Larry A. Swatuk and Joanna Fatch

8. Water as Threat and Solution: Improving Health Outcomes in Developing Country Contexts

Ashlea Weber, Jodi Baker, Lisa Gaudry and Larry A. Swatuk

9. Household Water Insecurity in Different Settlement Categories of Ngamiland, Botswana

Krasposy Kujinga, Cornelis Vanderpost, Gagoitseope Mmopelwa and Wellington R.L. Masamba

10. Evolution or Illusion? The Okavango Delta Management Planning Process Versus the Conventional Planning System in the Face of Climate Change and Variability in Botswana

Lapologang Magole and Phemo K.
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11. Evaluating an Agri-Environmental Network and its Role in Collaborative Problem-Solving

Hugh Simpson, Rob de Loë and David Rudolph

12. The New Green Revolution: Enhancing Rainfed Agriculture for Food and Nutrition Security in Eastern Africa

Adi Dunkelman, Meghann Kerr and Larry A. Swatuk

13. Afterward: Closing Thoughts on the Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus

Richard A. Matthew