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Policy and Governance in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

A Relational Equity Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by Anastasia Koulouri, Nikolai Mouraviev

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184 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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This book discusses the balance of priorities within the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) nexus and its impact on policy development and implementation, highlighting innovative perspectives in adopting a holistic approach to identify, analyse and manage the nexus component interdependencies.

Due to increasing demands for natural resources, the WEF nexus has emerged as a response to the numerous global challenges. Addressing WEF challenges often involves balancing multiple and competing priorities and identifying and managing interrelations, synergies and trade-offs between the three components of the nexus. In this volume the authors focus on the dynamics between multiple stakeholders, such as governments, businesses, NGOs and local communities, when addressing WEF challenges by adopting a nexus approach. The book argues that effective engagement of multiple stakeholders can address difficulties arising from the introduction of an integrated approach to WEF policy design and implementation, increasing the potential benefits. The book also looks at the effect of international relations and regional power struggles on resolving cross-border WEF nexus issues. Case studies are drawn from Kenya, Central Asia, USA and Peru, highlighting key themes, such as how collaborative governance, enabled and facilitated by relational equity management, can be viewed as an innovative way to reconcile competing priorities.

The combination of theoretical and case study chapters makes the book of interest to a wide audience, including scholars and advanced students of sustainable development, agriculture and food studies, water and energy policy design and governance, as well as to practitioners working in the fields of water, energy and food security.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus through the Lens of Relational Equity Management

Anastasia Koulouri and Nikolai Mouraviev

Part I The Nexus in Policy and Governance

2. Governance of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus : A Relational Equity Approach

Nikolai Mouraviev and Anastasia Koulouri

3. Integrating the Water-Energy-Food Nexus into Policy and Decision Making: Opportunities and Challenges

Livia Bizikova

4. Water-Energy-Food nexus: A property rights approach

Christian A. Nygaard and Ellis P. Judson

5. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Agricultural Policy

Jonathan C. Cooper

Part II The Nexus in Practice

6. Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Human Security in Northwestern Kenya

Jeremiah Ogonda Asaka

7. Relational Equity Approach in the Implementation of the Aral Sea Basin Restoration Programmes

Aliya Tankibayeva and Aigul Adibayeva

8. Using Oilfield Produced Water in Agricultural Crop Irrigation —An Opportunity for Integrative Water Management for Food and Energy Production?

Tanja Srebotnjak

9. Integrating the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Environmental Governance of a Metropolitan City in a Developing Economy: A Case Study of Lima, Peru

Viachaslau Filimonau

Part III Conclusion

10. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Lessons for Governance

Nikolai Mouraviev and Anastasia Koulouri

About the Editors

Anastasia Koulouri graduated from the University of Strathclyde, UK with a PhD in Management Science. Previously she has held posts at the University of Strathclyde, UK, the Technical University of Helsinki, Finland and the Belgian Nuclear Energy Research Centre, Belgium. Currently she is a Lecturer at the School of Business, Law and Social Sciences, Abertay University, UK.

Nikolai Mouraviev is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Business, Law and Social Sciences, Abertay University, UK. Previously he has held teaching positions at KIMEP University, Kazakhstan, Wayne State University, USA and Viterbo University, USA.

About the Series

Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management
This series includes a wide range of inter-disciplinary approaches to natural resource management, integrating perspectives from both social and natural sciences. It includes textbooks, research monographs and titles aimed at professionals, NGOs and policy-makers. Authors or editors of potential new titles should contact Hannah Ferguson, Editor (Hannah.Ferguson@tandf.co.uk).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS072000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
NAT038000
NATURE / Natural Resources
POL044000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy