Water, energy, and food are interrelated systems which face numerous challenges including a growing global population, economic crises, poverty, hunger and malnutrition, climatic uncertainties and more.Meeting these challenges requires a paradigm shift and a better understanding of how these three resources form a nexus, with quantifiable interconnections that need to be incorporated into decision-making processes.
With this goal in mind, our group has developed a holistic platform (WEF Nexus Tool 2.0©) to support decision-makers in identifying sustainable resource management strategies that are informed by the water-energy-food nexus.
Create your own account, and run your own analysis, visit: wefnexustool.org
Decision Support System (DSS) in support of the water, energy, and transportation sectors in Texas.
Water–energy–food (WEF) Nexus Tool 2.0: guiding integrative resource planning and decision-making, Bassel T. Daher and Rabi H. Mohtar (2015) Water International, DOI:10.1080/02508060.2015.1074148 download
Water, Energy and Food: the Ultimate Nexus, Rabi H. Mohtar and Bassel Daher, Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering, Second Edition DOI: 10.1081/E-EAFE2-120048376 download
A Platform for Trade-off Analysis and Resource Allocation: The Water Energy Food Nexus Tool and its Application to Qatar’s Food Security, Rabi H. Mohtar and Bassel Daher (2014) (Produced as part of the Chatham House ‘Valuing Vital Resources in the Gulf’ series) download