In this short paper, we show how solutions for mitigating resource security in one sector can be found in another. We demonstrate—by means of a case study in Burkina Faso and Ghana—how investing in the electricity grid in the south leads to increase food security in the north. A new nexus framework was developed (‘MAXUS’) which was built to understand, simulate and optimize intersectoral (and international) development strategies in the water, food and energy sectors. We believe this new type of geospatial integral resource management, supported by the exponential increase of data availability of the twenty-first century, could finally turn nexus models into decision support tools.
|Title of host publication||Frontiers in Water-Energy-Nexus—Nature-Based Solutions, Advanced Technologies and Best Practices for Environmental Sustainability|
|Editors||V. Naddeo , M. Balakrishnan , K.H. Choo|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Name||Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation|
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- Nexus optimization framework
- Bottom-up approach
- Integrated resource management
- Remote sensing