Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes

The Water–Energy–Food Nexus

Concept and Assessments

Editors: Muthu, Subramanian Senthilkannan (Ed.)

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  • Highlights with case studies from around the World, importance of the water-energy-food nexus
  • Presents details on The Food-Energy-Water-Nexus in a post growth economy
  • Discusses the Reflections about the Food-Energy-Water-Nexus in a World without Economic Growth – A Dynamic Multinational CGE Model-Based Thought Experiment
  •  Deals with Integrated Watershed Management vis-a-vis Water‐Energy‐Food Nexus
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Water, Energy and Food are the very basic necessities of human life and all the three of them are interconnected with each other, this connection being called the Water-Energy-Food nexus. Water is an inevitable element to energy and food systems to work. Water is essential for the growth of crops and produce energy and it consumes a lot of energy to treat and move water. Food and energy are equally dependent upon each other as well. This book highlights with various examples and case studies from around the World, the importance of this concept.

About the authors

Dr. Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu currently works for SgT Group as Head of Sustainability, and is based out of Hong Kong. He earned his PhD from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and is a renowned expert in the areas of Environmental Sustainability in Textiles & Clothing Supply Chain, Product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Product Carbon Footprint Assessment (PCF) in various industrial sectors. He has five years of industrial experience in textile manufacturing, research and development and textile testing and over a decade's of experience in life cycle assessment (LCA), carbon and ecological footprints assessment of various consumer products. He has published more than 100 research publications, written numerous book chapters and authored/edited over 95 books in the areas of Carbon Footprint, Recycling, Environmental Assessment and Environmental Sustainability.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Reflections About the Food–Energy–Water Nexus in a World Without Economic Growth—A Dynamic Multinational CGE Model-Based Thought Experiment

    Pages 1-34

    Schlör, Holger (et al.)

  • The Evolution of the Water–Energy–Food Nexus as a Transformative Approach for Sustainable Development in South Africa

    Pages 35-67

    Liphadzi, Stanley (et al.)

  • Integrated Watershed Management Vis-a-Vis Water–Energy–Food Nexus

    Pages 69-96

    Sadeghi, Seyed Hamidreza (et al.)

  • The Use of Biodigesters in the Treatment of Swine Manure in Southern Brazil: An Analysis of an R&D Project from the Perspective of the WEF Nexus

    Pages 97-126

    Castro Sobrosa Neto, Ruy (et al.)

  • The Social Network Analysis to Study Discourse on Water–Energy–Food Nexus

    Pages 127-144

    Benites-Lazaro, Lira Luz (et al.)

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Water–Energy–Food Nexus
Book Subtitle
Concept and Assessments
Editors
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Series Title
Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-0239-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-0239-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-0238-2
Series ISSN
2345-7651
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 216
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
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