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Food-Energy-Water Nexus Resilience and Sustainable Development

Decision-Making Methods, Planning, and Trade-Off Analysis

  • Somayeh Asadi
  • Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Romy Abou Farhat, Maral Mahlooji, Ludovic Gaudard, Jad El-Baba, Hassan Harajli, Vahakn Kabakian et al.
    Pages 1-27
  3. Amir Lotfi, Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo, Somayeh Asadi
    Pages 29-56
  4. Yue Dian Tan, Jeng Shiun Lim, Sharifah Rafidah Wan Alwi
    Pages 75-99
  5. Hadi Rostamzadeh, Hadi Ghaebi, Majid Amidpour, Weifeng He
    Pages 101-123
  6. Nasrin Kianpoor, Navid Bayati, Mojtaba Yousefi, Amin Hajizadeh, Mohsen Soltani
    Pages 141-179
  7. Mohsen Zare, Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo, Mehdi Abapour, Somayeh Asadi, Gholamhasan Mohammadi
    Pages 201-227
  8. Maral Mahlooji, Firra Ghassani Gumilar, Kaveh Madani
    Pages 243-266
  9. Somayeh Asadi, Morteza Nazari-Heris, Sajad Rezaei Nasab, Hossein Torabi, Melika Sharifironizi
    Pages 267-290
  10. Ali Asghar, Muhammad Shafqat Rasool, Talha Younas, Muhammad Basit, Anwaarul Haq
    Pages 291-304
  11. Alireza Akbari-Dibavar, Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo
    Pages 305-321
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 351-358

About this book


This book presents readers with an integrated modeling approach for analyzing and understanding the interconnection of water, energy, and food resources and discusses the relationship between resilience and sustainability of the food- energy –water (FEW) system. Authors provide novel frameworks, models, and algorithms designed to balance the theoretical and applicative aspects of each chapter. The book covers an integrated modeling approach for FEW systems along with developed methods, codes, and planning tools for designing interdependent energy, water and food systems. In-depth chapters discuss the impact of renewable energy resources in FEW systems, sustainable design and operation, net zero energy buildings, and challenges and opportunities of the FEW nexus in the sustainable development of different countries. This book is useful for graduate students, researchers, and engineers seeking to understand how sustainable FEW systems contribute to the resilience of these systems and help policy and design makers allocate and prioritize resources in an integrated manner across the food, energy, and water sectors.
  • An integrated modeling approach for analyzing and understanding the interconnection of water, energy, and food resources.
  • Contains novel frameworks, models, and algorithms.
  • Includes case studies to enhance practical applications.


Net zero energy building Sustainable design Sustainable development Renewable energy System resilience Optimal operation of FEW systems Interdependent energy, water, and food systems Water desalination systems Nexus management

Editors and affiliations

  • Somayeh Asadi
    • 1
  • Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Architectural EngineeringPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of TabrizTabrizIran

About the editors

Dr. Somayeh Asadi is an assistant professor in the Department of Architectural Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests focus on Building Design Optimization, Design of High Performance Buildings, and Demand Response Management Systems. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Advanced Materials Research and the Journal of Environmental Conservation Research, and has published 46 journal articles in journals such as the Journal of Cleaner Production and Energy and Buildings. She has obtained funding from diverse sources, including the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Energy, the Qatar National Research Fund, and the National Science Foundation. She is also a member of a number of scientific societies, including the American Society of Civil engineers, the Construction Research Congress, and the Society of Women Engineers. Additionally, Dr. Asadi teaches courses in construction management, building energy efficiency, and integrated building design.

Behnam Mohammadi-ivatloo received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran, in 2006, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in power engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor with the University of Tabriz. His main research interests cuts across the following themes: energy efficiency, smart grids, and optimization techniques.

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