Considering Resources beyond Water: Irrigation and Drainage Management in the Context of the Water–Energy–Food Nexus

Avellán, Tamara, Ardakanian, Reza, Perret, Sylvain R., Ragab, Ragab, Vlotman, Willem, Zainal, Hayati, Im, Sangjun and Gany, Hafied A., (2017). Considering Resources beyond Water: Irrigation and Drainage Management in the Context of the Water–Energy–Food Nexus. Irrigation and Drainage, 1-10

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    Author Avellán, Tamara
    Ardakanian, Reza
    Perret, Sylvain R.
    Ragab, Ragab
    Vlotman, Willem
    Zainal, Hayati
    Im, Sangjun
    Gany, Hafied A.
    Title Considering Resources beyond Water: Irrigation and Drainage Management in the Context of the Water–Energy–Food Nexus
    Appearing in Irrigation and Drainage
    Publication Date 2017-08-02
    Place of Publication Online
    Publisher Wiley Online Library
    Start page 1
    End page 10
    Language eng
    Abstract While the world is facing unprecedented transitions and threats we need to deeply rethink the relationships between water and energy use, food production, and ecosystem protection. This includes the development and deployment of ambitious, out-of-the-box solutions towards sustainable development. This paper is based upon recent discussions before and during the 2nd World Irrigation Forum in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This paper takes stock of current knowledge and analyses the most recent trends in water, irrigation and the environment. It discusses the requirements for strategic approaches and the contributions of irrigation and drainage to Sustainable Development Goals. Firstly, we concentrated on renewed and more balanced relationships between water, energy, food and ecosystems in the context of irrigation and drainage management. Secondly, we assessed the positive and negative impact of agricultural water use in order to demonstrate and improve its performance. Given exacerbated competition and water resource scarcity, a better understanding of the positive effects and valuable ecosystem services provided by irrigation and drainage systems could pave the way to maximizing benefits and safeguarding the environment. Lastly, we tried to address the role of stakeholders in irrigation governance. This includes active contribution to policy-making and planning, incentives, and most importantly, capacity development.
    UNBIS Thesaurus WATER MANAGEMENT
    WATER RESOURCES
    FOOD SECURITY
    SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
    Keyword Water–energy–food nexus
    Water security
    Agriculture management
    SDGs
    Copyright Holder John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1002/ird.2154
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