Environmental Resource Management and the Nexus Approach

Managing Water, Soil, and Waste in the Context of Global Change

  • Hiroshan Hettiarachchi
  • Reza Ardakanian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Hiroshan Hettiarachchi, Reza Ardakanian
    Pages 1-7
  3. Climate Change Adaptation

  4. Urbanization as a Main Driver of Global Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Christopher A. Scott, Arica Crootof, Sarah Kelly-Richards
      Pages 113-140
  5. Population Growth and Increased Demand for Resources

About this book


This book elaborates how water, soil, and waste may be managed in a nexus and how this approach may help combat global change. In addition to providing a brief account on nexus thinking and how it may help us tackle issues important to the world community such as food security, the book presents the environmental resource perspective of three main aspects of global change: climate change, urbanization, and population growth.

Taking as its point of departure the thematic discussions of the Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC 2015) held in March 2015, the book presents the perspectives of a number of thought leaders on how the nexus approach could contribute to sustainable environmental resource management.

The first chapter provides an introduction to the issues and consent of the book. Chapters 2 and 3 focus on climate change adaptation. Chapters 4 and 5 discuss the role of urbanization as a main driver of global change. The last two chapters of the book present ideas on how the nexus approach may be used to cope with population growth and increased demand for resources.


Climate Change Global Change Integrated Resources Management Nexus Approach Wastewater Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroshan Hettiarachchi
    • 1
  • Reza Ardakanian
    • 2
  1. 1.United Nations University Institute forDresdenGermany
  2. 2.United Nations University Institute forDresdenGermany

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