The Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Autore: Isabella Alloisio

The Water-Energy-Food Nexus (WEF Nexus) addresses the interrelated nature of our global natural resource systems. This reflection aims to better understand the interactions between the natural environment and human activities, and to suggest a more coordinated management and use of natural resources. Global projections indicate that demand for freshwater, energy and food will increase significantly over the next decades under the pressure of population growth, economic development, urbanization, technological changes, and climate change. A set of solutions are proposed and some best practices at the international level on the coordinated use of water and energy are presented.