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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

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

About the editors

Aiko Endo

Research Institute for Humanity and Nature , Kyoto, Japan

Tomohiro Oh

Research Institute for Humanity and Nature , Kyoto, Japan

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