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International Political Economy Series

Water, Energy, Food and People Across the Global South

‘The Nexus’ in an Era of Climate Change

Editors: Swatuk, Larry A., Cash, Corrine (Eds.)

  • A constructive combination of a specific focus on the resource nexus
  • Impressive interdisciplinary range of contributions towards critical examination and re-conceptualization of the resource nexus
  • Lead editor is a world-renowned expert in the field of environmental and natural resource governance and management
  • Research is topical and has a long 'shelf life' in the academic field due to its diversity
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About this book

This collection critically engages the resource use nexus. Clearly, a nexus-approach to resource policy, planning and practice is essential if sustainable development goals are to be met. In particular, in an era of climate change, an integrated approach to water, energy and agriculture is imperative. Agriculture accounts for 70% of global water withdrawals, food production accounts for 30% of global energy use and a rising global population requires more of everything. As shown in this collection, scholars of resource development, governance and management are ‘nexus sensitive’, utilizing a sort of ‘nexus sensibility’ in their work as it focuses on the needs of people particularly, but not only, in the global South. Importantly, a nexus-approach presents academics and practitioners with a discursive space in which to shape policy through research, to deepen and improve understandings of the interconnections and impacts of particular types of resource use, and to critically reflect on actions taken in the name of the ‘nexus’.

 

About the authors

Larry A. Swatuk is Professor in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is also Extraordinary Professor at the Institute of Water Studies at the University of Western Cape, South Africa and Associate Researcher, Bonn International Centre for Conversion (BICC) in Bonn, Germany.

Corrine Cash is Lecturer at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is Executive Director of Green Cities Solutions, and former Senior Advisor to the President of Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Cash is an urban planner with extensive experience in community development. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Perspectives on the Nexus: Water, Energy and Food Security in an Era of Climate Change

    Swatuk, Larry A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Water, Energy and Food: The Problematic Aspects of the Transition from ‘Silo Approach’ to ‘Nexus Approach’ in the Arab Region

    Al-Zu’bi, Maha (et al.)

    Pages 15-61

  • Natural Capital Accounting and Ecosystem Services Within the Water–Energy–Food Nexus: Local and Regional Contexts

    Tang Kai, Natasha

    Pages 63-78

  • Pigs, Prawns and Power Houses: Politics in Water Resources Management

    Jensen, K. M. (et al.)

    Pages 79-116

  • Mitigating the Korle Lagoon Ecological Pollution Problem in Accra, Ghana, Through a Framework for Urban Management of the Environment

    Squire, Jeffrey

    Pages 117-134

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64024-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64023-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Water, Energy, Food and People Across the Global South
Book Subtitle
‘The Nexus’ in an Era of Climate Change
Editors
  • Larry A. Swatuk
  • Corrine Cash
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64024-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64024-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64023-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 340
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
Topics