Developing food, water and energy nexus workflows

McCallum I, Montzka C, Bayat B, Kollet S, Kolotii A, Kussul N, Lavreniuk M, Lehmann A, et al. (2019). Developing food, water and energy nexus workflows. International Journal of Digital Earth: 1-10. DOI:10.1080/17538947.2019.1626921. (In Press)

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Abstract

There is a growing recognition of the interdependencies among the supply systems that rely upon food, water and energy. Billions of people lack safe and sufficient access to these systems, coupled with a rapidly growing global demand and increasing resource constraints. Modeling frameworks are considered one of the few means available to understand the complex interrelationships among the sectors, however development of nexus related frameworks has been limited. We describe three open-source models well known in their respective domains (i.e. TerrSysMP, WOFOST and SWAT) where components of each if combined could help decision-makers address the nexus issue. We propose as a first step the development of simple workflows utilizing essential variables and addressing components of the above-mentioned models which can act as building-blocks to be used ultimately in a comprehensive nexus model framework. The outputs of the workflows and the model framework are designed to address the SDGs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: essential variables; Food water energy nexus; model-framework; modeling; SDGs; workflows
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 06:07
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 06:07
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/15976

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