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While reservoir operations for hydroelectricity production might support irrigation, there are also well-known cases where hydroelectricity production reduces water availability for irrigated food production.

Source: Environmental Research Letters
Date: February 2017

This paper analyzes institutional “problem sheds” that shape the implementation of nexus initiatives in arid regions of the United States, the Persian/Arabian Gulf and China.

Source: The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy
Date: December 2016

This paper discusses the Columbia Water Center’s (in conjunction with the Millennium Villages Project in Mali), the developed and tested economical, socially sustainable and scalable water allocation approaches that improved farmer livelihoods in the village clusters of Toya and Tiby.

Source: Columbia Water Center

This report identifies potential natural resource stresses (in terms of aggregate availability, absolute prices, or rapid price changes) and analyzes their likely impact on the United States and states/regions of interest to the United States.

Source: National Intelligence Council
Date: July 2013

This report attempts to systematically analyze what finance countries are actually committing to energy access and what is known about the disbursement of development finance for energy access or the challenges facing energy access enterprises in delivering modern energy services to more people,

Source: Sustainable Energy For All

​This paper explores the role of DG, with a high renewable energy contribution, in supporting low emission climate-resilient development.

Source: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Date: September 2016

This paper presents the case for soil and water conservation combined with waste recycling strategies in a desert type climate healthcare environment, which is based on the need for Abu Dhabi to decrease desalinated potable water consumption and increase its waste recycling rate to reduce environ

Source: Energy Procedia
Date: March 2017

This website examines the "nexus" of where food, water and energy systems intersect. It takes water (lots of it) to create food and energy. It also takes energy to move, heat and treat water and to produce food, and sometimes we even use food crops as a source of energy.

Source: Grace Communications Foundation

The purpose of this paper is to review and analyze the water, energy, and food nexus and regions of study, nexus keywords and stakeholders in order to understand the current state of nexus research.

Source: Elsevier
Date: June 2017

The CWC studies how the water, food, and energy sectors are interrelated and how climate affects the relationship. On the applied side, the CWC aims to promote water and energy savings in the agricultural sector in water-stressed farming regions.

Source: Columbia Water Center