publication . Article . 2019

Structuring an integrated water-energy-food nexus assessment of a local wind energy desalination system for irrigation

Serrano-Tovar, Tarik; Peñate Suárez, Baltasar; Musicki, Ana; de la Fuente Bencomo, Juan A.; Cabello, Violeta; Giampietro, Mario;
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  • Published: 26 Jun 2019
Desalination is increasingly put forward as a sustainable local solution to water scarcity in combination with the exploitation of renewable energy sources. However, the complexity of the resource nexus entails the unavoidable existence of pros and cons across its various dimensions that can only be assessed at different scales of analysis. In turn, these pros and cons entail different winners and losers among the different social actors linked through the nexus. To address these challenges, a novel approach to resource nexus assessment is put forward, based on multi-scale integrated analysis of societal and ecosystem metabolism (MuSIASEM) and recognizing the re...
free text keywords: WEF Nexus, Wicked problem, Desalination, Renewable energy, MuSIASEM, Canary Islands
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Moving Towards Adaptive Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 689669
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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