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The Food-Energy-Water Nexus

  • Peter Saundry
  • Benjamin L. Ruddell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Framing the Nexus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter Saundry, Benjamin L. Ruddell
      Pages 3-32
    3. Peter Saundry, Benjamin L. Ruddell
      Pages 33-63
    4. Peter Saundry, Benjamin L. Ruddell
      Pages 65-100
    5. Mary Doidge, Elena Irwin, Nicole Sintov, Robyn S. Wilson
      Pages 101-127
    6. Bruce A. McCarl, Yingqian Yang
      Pages 129-151
    7. Antti Belinskij, Kaisa Huhta, Marko Keskinen, Outi Ratamäki, Peter Saundry
      Pages 153-186
    8. Peter Saundry, Benjamin L. Ruddell
      Pages 187-207
    9. Beth Kinne, Darrin Magee
      Pages 209-236
    10. Nathanial Matthews, Wei Zhang, Andrew Reid Bell, Lara Treemore-Spears
      Pages 237-258
    11. Benjamin L. Ruddell, Hongkai Gao, Okan Pala, Richard Rushforth, John Sabo
      Pages 259-295
    12. Peter Saundry
      Pages 297-321
  3. Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Michael Carbajales-Dale, Emre Eftelioglu, Carey W. King, Fernando R. Miralles-Wilhelm, Benjamin L. Ruddell, Peter Saundry et al.
      Pages 325-345
    3. Michael Carbajales-Dale, Carey W. King
      Pages 347-372
    4. Benjamin L. Ruddell
      Pages 373-401
    5. Fernando R. Miralles-Wilhelm
      Pages 403-428
    6. Emre Eftelioglu, Shashi Shekhar
      Pages 429-457
    7. Emre Eftelioglu, Fernando R. Miralles-Wilhelm, Rabi Mohtar, Benjamin L. Ruddell, Peter Saundry, Shashi Shekhar
      Pages 459-482

About this book


This book provides a substantive integrated introduction to the food-energy-water nexus suitable for use in higher level undergraduate and graduate level courses and for scholars moving into the field of nexus studies without a strong background in all three areas and the many aspects of nexus studies. The book will include little or no mathematical equations. The book’s references/bibliography is a significant resource to those initiating deeper studies.

In recent years, the world has seen a dramatic rise in interdisciplinary energy and environmental courses and degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In the US for instance, the number and variety of such programs has increased significantly over the past decade.


sustainable development ecosystem services environmental systems climate policies environmental policy natural resources

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Saundry
    • 1
  • Benjamin L. Ruddell
    • 2
  1. 1.Energy Policy and ClimateAdvanced Academic Programs, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffUSA

About the editors

Peter Saundry is an Adjunct Professor of Energy at Johns Hopkins University and Senior Fellow at the National Council for Science and Environment where he was Executive Director (1993-2016). He is also a consultant on science and policy integration, energy and climate policy development, and federal funding for  energy and climate research and development. His PhD is in Physics from the University of Southern California, and was an American Physical Society Congressional Science Fellow for the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. Senate.

Ben Ruddell is currently a Professor in and the Director of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University, the President of Ruddell Environmental consulting, Chief Science Officer for Criticality Sciences Inc., and the Director of the FEWSION project. His PhD is in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Arizona (Water Resources practice). His professional goals are the advancement of the science and management of complex systems, and excellence in education in a university setting.

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