Water–Energy–Food (WEF) Nexus Tool 2.0: Guiding Integrative Resource Planning and Decision-making

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Source:
Water International
Authors:
Bassel T. Daher
Rabi H. Mohtar
Date:
14 August 2015

The paper introduces a framework and set of methodologies that define the linkages between the interconnected resources of water, energy and food, and enable explicit corresponding quantifications. The paper presents a new water–energy–food (WEF) Nexus modelling tool (WEF Nexus Tool 2.0) based on that framework which offers a common platform for scientists and policy-makers to evaluate scenarios and identify sustainable national resource allocation strategies. The tool is applied to a case study focusing on Qatar, a hyper-arid Gulf country.