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Achieving Water-Energy-Food Nexus Sustainability: a Science and Data Need or a Need for Integrated Public Policy?

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Natural scientists often highlight that without accurate measurements of a phenomenon we cannot manage that phenomenon. However, when optimizing the use of resources in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus to maximize outputs, minimize environmental impacts and ensure future sustainability, data alone may be insufficient. Some decision-makers insist that appropriate policies, cooperation and transparency are the missing ingredients for improved management of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

This collection of articles is intended to bring together scientists and experts who have worked on at least two of the three interfaces in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus to show the relative importance of contributions from scientific understanding, data and analysis tools, and to discuss obstacles that affect the optimal application of these data to produce better decisions. It will also explore the needs for data, analytical tools and models to improve our understanding of the changes and feedbacks occurring on various scales in the interactions between Water, Energy and Food.

This collection was organized simultaneously to this year’s AGU session, ‘Achieving Water-Energy- Food Nexus Sustainability: a Science and Data Need or a Need for Integrated Public Policy?’ convened by Richard Lawford, Morgan State University, Rabi Mohtar, Texas A&M University College Station, and Brandi Schottel, National Science Foundation.


Keywords: Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Future Sustainability, Environmental Policy, Global Change, Water


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Natural scientists often highlight that without accurate measurements of a phenomenon we cannot manage that phenomenon. However, when optimizing the use of resources in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus to maximize outputs, minimize environmental impacts and ensure future sustainability, data alone may be insufficient. Some decision-makers insist that appropriate policies, cooperation and transparency are the missing ingredients for improved management of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

This collection of articles is intended to bring together scientists and experts who have worked on at least two of the three interfaces in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus to show the relative importance of contributions from scientific understanding, data and analysis tools, and to discuss obstacles that affect the optimal application of these data to produce better decisions. It will also explore the needs for data, analytical tools and models to improve our understanding of the changes and feedbacks occurring on various scales in the interactions between Water, Energy and Food.

This collection was organized simultaneously to this year’s AGU session, ‘Achieving Water-Energy- Food Nexus Sustainability: a Science and Data Need or a Need for Integrated Public Policy?’ convened by Richard Lawford, Morgan State University, Rabi Mohtar, Texas A&M University College Station, and Brandi Schottel, National Science Foundation.


Keywords: Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Future Sustainability, Environmental Policy, Global Change, Water


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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15 January 2018 Abstract
26 June 2018 Manuscript

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26 June 2018 Manuscript

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