Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Concepts, Opportunities and Challenges
Welcome to the docent lecture of Pietro Campana.
Water, food and energy are extremely interlinked, and are basic human needs as highlighted by the Sustainable Development Goals. Global water withdrawals, food production, and energy consumption are projected to increase under the pressure of megatrends, such as population growth, economic development, urbanisation, and cultural and technological changes. Moreover, climate change and extreme weather phenomena, such as droughts, are significantly threatening and exacerbating the already fragile water, food and energy security all over the globe.
Understanding the complex interrelationships among water, food and energy is of extreme importance for a sustainable development.
This lecture aims at introducing the concepts of water-food-energy nexus, highlighting the opportunities, and addressing the challenges with examples and case studies from all over the world.