The Water, Energy, and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region

The Water, Energy, and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region, ed. Amer, Kamel, Adeel, Zafar, Böer, Benno and Saleh, Walid (Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017).

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  • Editor Amer, Kamel
    Adeel, Zafar
    Böer, Benno
    Saleh, Walid
    Title The Water, Energy, and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region
    Series Title Water Security in a New World
    Publication Date 2017
    Place of Publication Cham
    Publisher Springer International Publishing
    Pages XIX, 229
    Language eng
    Abstract This book investigates the need for a more open and interdisciplinary dialogue on the nexus of food, water and energy security in the Arab region. It argues that achieving sustainable economic development is irretrievably tied to the security of the water–energy–food nexus, which is in turn essential for bringing about sustained peace. Further, it discusses various approaches to achieving these lofty objectives, and offers the following take-away messages: The Arab region is currently under considerable water stress, and the situation will continue to get worse with a number of global changes – most notably those related to climate and regional water distribution. Viable solutions are available in the Arab region and can be implemented through innovative policies, judicious use of new technologies, and stimulating public opinion. Integration across water, energy, and food sectors is obviously needed but achieving it in practice is extremely challenging. There are some gaps in the scientific understanding but at the same time there is a wealth of data and synthesized information that can guide decision-making.
    Copyright Holder Springer International Publishing AG
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783319484075
    DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-48408-2
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