Water, Energy, and Food Security in the Asia Pacific Region

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Source:
Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies
Authors:
Makoto Taniguchia
Naoki Masuhara
Kimberly Burnett
Date:
1 June 2017

Security measures of three resources; water, energy and food are analyzed for thirty two countries in the Asia Pacific region which are faced to Pacific Ocean, in terms of amounts of the resource, self-production, and diversity of sources of each resource. Diversity for all the three resources is also analyzed using surface water and groundwater for water sources; hydro power, geothermal power, solar, and biomass for energy; and cereals, vegetable, fruit, meat, and fish for food. This report observes high diversity of sources of water in the US and the Philippines, and a low diversity of sources of food in the US, Canada, and Indonesia. These security measures including water security show new hydrological insight for Asia-Pacific region.