The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Human-Environmental Security in the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire

  • Aiko Endo
  • Tomohiro Oh

Part of the Global Environmental Studies book series (GENVST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

  3. Water-Energy Nexus (Water for Energy Production)

  4. Water-Food Nexus (Water for Coastal Ecosystem Conservation)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Erwin Racasa, Ronald Lloren, Michelle Manglicmot, Karen Ann B. Jago-On, Maria Ines Rosana D. Balangue, Makoto Taniguchi et al.
      Pages 87-100
    3. Makoto Yamada, Hisami Honda, Taketoshi Mishima, Shinji Ohsawa, Jun Shoji
      Pages 133-142
  5. Governance and Management of Resource System

  6. Understanding Socio-economic dimension of Resource System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Karen Ann B. Jago-on, Mary Jaselle M. Din, Christine S. Bellen, Fernando P. Siringan
      Pages 227-244
    3. Deny Hidayati, Syarifah Aini Dalimunthe, Intan Adhi Perdana Putri
      Pages 245-260
    4. Kimberly Burnett, Christopher A. Wada
      Pages 261-272
    5. Michinori Kimura, Naoki Masuhara, Kenshi Baba
      Pages 273-286
  7. Inter- and Trans-Disciplinary for Approaching Nexus Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Aiko Endo, Terukazu Kumazawa, Kimberly Burnett, Akira Ishii, Izumi Tsurita, Christopher A. Wada et al.
      Pages 289-299
    3. Kenshi Baba, Naoki Masuhara, Michinori Kimura
      Pages 321-333
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 335-337

About this book


This book highlights the water-energy-food nexus as one of the most important and fundamental global environmental issues facing the world. Climate and social changes are putting increased pressure on water, energy and food resources. As water is the central aspect within this cluster, the book focuses on the inherent tradeoffs in water resources between producing/consuming energy and food. In addition, it discusses an inter- and trans-disciplinary approach to understanding the complexity of the water-energy-food nexus system, and creating policy options to reduce the tradeoffs among resources.

The content integrates a variety of academic disciplines, including not only the natural sciences (e.g. hydrology, coastal oceanography, costal aquatic bioscience, fisheries, environmental earth science etc.) but also the humanities and social sciences (e.g. marine policy, environmental energy policy, resource governance, policy process theory etc.). The book can be used as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate-level sustainability science courses. Further, its practical content and trans-disciplinary approach to addressing nexus issues with stakeholders offers vital information for practitioners and administrators alike.


Nexus system Submarine groundwater discharge Coastal ecosystem Renewable energy Trade-off Trans-disciplinary approach

Editors and affiliations

  • Aiko Endo
    • 1
  • Tomohiro Oh
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute for Humanity and NatureKyotoJapan
  2. 2.Research Institute for Humanity and NatureKyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-7382-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-7383-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-6336
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-6344
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