Renewable Energy in the Water, Energy and Food Nexus


International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Rabia Ferroukhi
Divyam Nagpal
Alvaro Lopez-Peña
Troy Hodges
Rabi H. Mohtar
Bassel Daher
Samia Mohtar
Martin Keulertz
1 January 2015

This report describes how the water, energy and food nexus is at the center of global policy, development and the research agenda, and how, given the inter-linkages, meeting the growing demand for resources will be an increasing challenge. The report explains how renewable energy technologies can offer opportunities to address the trade-offs and to leverage on synergies between sectors to enhance water, energy and food security. It represents a starting point towards bridging the knowledge gap among these synergies.