Global Environmental Studies

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

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

Editors: Endo, Aiko, Oh, Tomohiro (Eds.)

  • Explores the academic nexus concept and develops nexus tools to understand the complexity of the water-energy-food nexus system, pursuing an interdisciplinary approach
  • Suggests that water use for producing/consuming food or energy on land might affect fisheries production in coastal areas, based on the hypothesis that the flow of nutrients from land to ocean affects coastal ecosystems
  • Offers essential data and tools from the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences for addressing nexus issues
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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.

About the authors

Aiko Endo

Research Institute for Humanity and Nature , Kyoto, Japan

Tomohiro Oh

Research Institute for Humanity and Nature , Kyoto, Japan

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Introduction: Human-Environmental Security in the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire: Water-energy-food Nexus

    Endo, Aiko

    Pages 3-17

  • Assessment of Potential Small hydropower Generation: A Case Study in Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan

    Fujii, Masahiko (et al.)

    Pages 21-31

  • Hazard-specific Vulnerability Mapping for Water Security in a Shale Gas Context

    Allen, Diana M. (et al.)

    Pages 33-43

  • Exploring Future Water Demand and Climate Change Impacts on Water Availability in the Peace Region of British Columbia, Canada

    Dierauer, Jennifer R. (et al.)

    Pages 45-54

  • Monitoring Hot Spring Aquifer Using Repeat Hybrid Micro-gravity Measurements in Beppu Geothermal Field, Japan

    Nishijima, Jun (et al.)

    Pages 55-68

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7383-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7382-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Water-Energy-Food Nexus
Book Subtitle
Human-Environmental Security in the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire
Editors
  • Aiko Endo
  • Tomohiro Oh
Series Title
Global Environmental Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7383-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7383-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7382-3
Series ISSN
2192-6336
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 337
Number of Illustrations and Tables
72 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
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