The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in East Asia: A Tele-connected Value Chain Analysis Using Inter-regional Input-output Analysis


Applied Energy
David J.White
Klaus Hubacek
Kuishuang Feng
Laixiang Sun
Bo Meng
15 January 2018

In this article, the transnational interregional input-output approach is used in a tele-connected water-energy-food nexus analysis of the East Asia global value chain to assess competing demands for these resources and environmental outcomes. The analysis demonstrates the hidden virtual flows of water, energy, and food embodied in intraregional and transnational interregional trade.