By Mathew Kurian, Reza Ardakanian
Global tendencies akin to urbanization, demographic and weather swap which are at the moment underway pose severe demanding situations to sustainable improvement and built-in assets administration. The complicated relatives among calls for, source availability and caliber and fiscal and actual constraints might be addressed by way of wisdom established guidelines and reform perform. The nexus method acknowledges the pressing want for this information and its interpretation in a coverage- proper surroundings that's guided by means of the certainty that there's a loss of blueprints for improvement in accordance with built-in administration of water, soil and waste assets within the Member States. iteration and alertness of information is either a concern for person but in addition institutional capability development.
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Taken together, the three resources form the WEF Nexus, which we have shown carries multivalent implications for human society and ecosystem resilience. Notwithstanding the heightened complexity, new insights on the WEF Nexus point to the three-way coupling of resources and multi-level institutional linkages that have profound implications for human well-being, societal welfare, ecosystem resilience and ultimately the sustainability of life on the planet as we know it. The WEF Nexus, in other words, is a pivotal concept for scientiﬁc research and a policy tool that allows for operationalization of links between sets of two resources (waterfood, food-energy, water-energy) building up to a triple nexus or triad approach to adaptive management.
Systems thinking, integrated approaches and interdisciplinarity were making headway. Irrigation, for example, was in vogue as a socio-technical domain of study and practice. Natural resources in a watershed context were increasingly linked to food production, while water and food access was recognized to be strongly mediated by social and institutional dynamics, especially via diverse forms of collective action around common-pool resources (Kurian and Dietz 2012). This became a development imperative, a moral and ethical challenge.
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