Global data in the water-food-energy nexus

  • 1 January, 2020
  • Wageningen University, Water Systems and Global Change
  • prof. dr F Ludwig
  • Dr. Paparrizos

The water, food and energy sectors are very closely linked. This means that we cannot safely make decisions on food security without taking water and energy security into account. Embracing these links can lead to synergies between the sectors but the connection between the sectors can also lead to conflicts. This is partly caused by limited availability of clean, fresh water and Land. The relations between the sectors will change with global population, life style and climate change. It is necessary to explore which areas in the world have a high risk of potential future conflict and where there is a high potential for investment. This project aims to use global sectoral model data to answer questions in the water-energy-food nexus. The study aims to unite the vast amount of sectoral knowledge available into a nexus study. The study will combine a data driven approach with a demand driven approach to explore what is possible with the data and what is needed by potential users.


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