Submit your article to a Special Issue on Water-Energy-Food nexus in Large Asian River Basins!

There is something about the nexus, but what? And what new water-energy-food nexus could bring to transboundary river basins?

Let your own view heard by submitting an article for the upcoming Special Issue “Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Large Asian River Basins” in Water journal!

The submission is already open and the open access Special Issue will be published in 2015. To learn more, check out the Special Issue flyer and read the Special Issue Call for instructions and deadline. All manuscripts should be submitted by April 30th, 2015, but submissions are encouraged already before that: articles will be published as soon as they have been accepted!

The special issue forms a part of our on-going Nexus Asia project.


*** Special Issue introduction

Dear Colleagues,

The connections between water, food and energy are currently being discussed more than ever before, thanks to the recently emerged concept of water-energy-food security nexus (e.g., Bonn 2011 Conference 2011; Hoff 2011; Waughray 2011; WEF 2011; Bazilian et al. 2011; Bach et al. 2012; European Union 2012; Granit et al. 2013; UNESCAP 2013; Allouche et al. 2014) [1–10]. Various organizations and authors have defined and addressed the concept from their own view points: nexus is, indeed in the air.

This Special Issue looks at the water-energy-food security nexus in the context of large Asian river basins, with a focus on transboundary rivers shared by several countries. The aim is to analyze what benefits the nexus approach could bring into these kinds of, often quite demanding, settings.

The thematic areas to be covered can thus include: water resources management; energy planning and policies with an emphasis on hydropower and biofuel production; and food production systems, including fisheries, irrigation and cropland management. Due to its focus on transboundary contexts, the special issue also emphasizes the geopolitical, international cooperation and security aspects related to the nexus.

The articles of the Special Issue may include case studies from relevant transboundary river basins, comparative analysis in several large Asian river basins, studies of institutional and policy mechanisms related to ‘nexus sectors’ as well as more theoretical discussions of the water-energy-food security nexus and its linkages to other framings and approaches, such as IWRM and sustainable development.

Dr. Marko Keskinen
Dr. Shokhrukh Jalilov
Prof. Dr. Olli Varis
Guest Editors