An Interdisciplinary Approach for Water–Energy–Food Nexus

  • Aiko Endo
  • Terukazu Kumazawa
  • Kimberly Burnett
  • Akira Ishii
  • Izumi Tsurita
  • Christopher A. Wada
  • Takaaki Kato
  • Makoto Yamada
  • Pedcris Orencio
Chapter
Part of the Global Environmental Studies book series (GENVST)

Abstract

This chapter summarizes the activities of the interdisciplinary study group under the RIHN Nexus project. The mission of the group was (1) to review the WEF Nexus studies as a means to understand the current state of research on the WEF, (2) to develop integrated methods to address nexus issues, and (3) to design and visualize a WEF nexus system map to understand the complexity of the WEF Nexus system. The future challenges of the interdisciplinary group are (a) to develop the concept of integration in order to understand the concept of WEF nexus, (b) to integrate each method for adopting inter- and transdisciplinary research approaches to address nexus issues, (c) to approach not only disciplines, but also sectors using integrated methods focusing on stakeholders to adopt a transdisciplinary approach.

Keywords

Water-energy-food (WEF) Nexus WEF Nexus methods Interdisciplinary Transdisciplinary Qualitative Quantitative WEF Nexus system 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aiko Endo
    • 1
  • Terukazu Kumazawa
    • 1
  • Kimberly Burnett
    • 2
  • Akira Ishii
    • 3
  • Izumi Tsurita
    • 4
  • Christopher A. Wada
    • 2
  • Takaaki Kato
    • 5
  • Makoto Yamada
    • 6
  • Pedcris Orencio
    • 7
  1. 1.Research Institute for Humanity and NatureKyotoJapan
  2. 2.University of Hawaii Economic Research OrganizationHonoluluUSA
  3. 3.Yachiyo Engineering Co., LtdTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Japan International Cooperation AgencyTokyoJapan
  5. 5.Faculty of Environmental EngineeringThe University of KitakyushuKitakyushuJapan
  6. 6.Faculty of EconomicsRyukoku UniversityKyotoJapan
  7. 7.USAID Strengthening Urban Resilience for Growth with Equity (SURGE) ProjectMakati CityPhilippines

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