publication . Article . 2019

Relational analysis of the resource nexus in arid land crop production

Cabello, Violeta; Renner, Ansel; Giampietro, Mario;
Open Access English
  • Published: 26 Jun 2019
Abstract
While a large number of descriptive studies have delineated the interlinkages between water, food and energy resources in the last decade, there is still need for systematic conceptualization of resource nexus interconnections. This paper proposes a theory of relational analysis of the nexus based on the analytical concept of nexus networks. A taxonomy of nexus interconnections, detailing sequential and hierarchical connections, is characterized between and amongst the technosphere and biosphere. We illustrate the use of a novel diagnostic tool with regard to its ability to integrate macro-, meso- and microscale drivers of nexus problems. We apply this framework...
Subjects
free text keywords: Multi-functionality, Relational analysis, Metabolic processor, Water-energy-food nexus, Nexus networks
Funded by
EC| MAGIC
Project
MAGIC
Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 689669
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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publication . Article . 2019

Relational analysis of the resource nexus in arid land crop production

Cabello, Violeta; Renner, Ansel; Giampietro, Mario;