Water-Energy Food Security and Mining in Suriname: A Project Overview


International Institute for Sustainable Development
Dimple Roy
Livia Bizikova
Carter Borden
Gabriel A. Huppé
Darren Swanson
27 September 2015

This report describes how water, energy and food security constitutes critical components of human wellbeing and includes aspects of supply, demand and access to good quality and affordable energy, water and food. Large-scale development efforts such as mining, agriculture or industrial development affect water-energy-food security both positively and negatively. IISD adapted a water-energy-food security framework for the agricultural context to look at these interlinked securities in the context of mining and applied this framework and a resulting tool in the context of mining in Suriname.