Trade-offs and Decision Support Tools for FEW Nexus-Oriented Management

Daher, Bassel, Saad, Walid, Pierce, Suzanne A., Hülsmann, Stephan and Mohtar, Rabi H., (2017). Trade-offs and Decision Support Tools for FEW Nexus-Oriented Management. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports, 4(12), 1-7

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    Author Daher, Bassel
    Saad, Walid
    Pierce, Suzanne A.
    Hülsmann, Stephan
    Mohtar, Rabi H.
    Title Trade-offs and Decision Support Tools for FEW Nexus-Oriented Management
    Appearing in Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports
    Volume 4
    Issue No. 12
    Publication Date 2017-07-11
    Place of Publication Switzerland
    Publisher Springer International Publishing
    Start page 1
    End page 7
    Language eng
    Abstract Purpose: Existing assessment and decision support tools have limited application to real-world food-energy-water (FEW) Nexus challenges. Integrated assessment approaches are often discipline-specific or highly theoretical, lacking grounding in real-world FEW issues. Recent Findings: FEW systems require application of integrated techniques that address multiple attributes of trade-off analyses, dynamic and disparate datasets, and difficult decision contexts. Research must enable: appropriate tool sets matched with FEW Nexus hotspots; customizing existing tools to fit local specifics; compatibility between collected data and integrative nexus assessment tool needs; evaluation of these assessments through incorporation of stakeholder input and guidance forward for solution implementation. Summary: The core challenge is identification and design of a set of strategies that are robust under various future conditions (scenarios). Successful strategies must address natural, technological, and human system settings. Approaches that clarify the range of beneficial and potentially adverse trade-offs will support the identification of decisions and intervention options.
    Keyword Decision support
    Participatory modeling
    Integrative assessments
    Resource allocation and planning
    Sustainability evaluation
    Copyright Holder Springer International Publishing AG
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 21963010
    DOI 10.1007/s40518-017-0075-3
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