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Climate, Energy and Water

The first comprehensive and up-to-date book on the whole climate-energy-water nexus from a global point of view
Contains real-world practical examples of important 'win-win' opportunities
Includes sections on the knock-on consequences for other issues such as food production and biodiversity conservation

By: Jamie Pittock (Editor), Karen Hussey (Editor), Stephen Dovers (Editor)

352 pages, 51 b/w illustrations, 28 tables

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Mar 2015 | #216550 | ISBN-13: 9781107029163
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About this book

With the global population expected to reach nine billion by 2050, our capacity to provide enough food, water and energy relies on our understanding and management of the complex interdependencies in the climate-energy-water nexus. Climate, Energy and Water presents a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the interdependencies between these sectors and the knock-on consequences of those interactions for other sectors, such as food production and biodiversity conservation. The interdisciplinary nature of Climate, Energy and Water across the three sectors of climate, energy and water means that it will be valuable for advanced students, researchers and policymakers across a broad range of fields, including environmental/energy/water/climate policy, environmental economics, climate science, hydrology, ecology and geography.


Introduction: justifying, extending and applying 'nexus' thinking in the quest for sustainable development Stephen Dovers, Karen Hussey and Jamie Pittock

1. Water resources, climate change and energy Albert van Dijk
2. Implications of climate change for energy systems in a multisectoral context Thomas J. Wilbanks
3. Fossil fuels and water Nicole T. Carter
4. Renewable energy and water Nadia Madden and Mike Pasqualetti
5. Hydropower within the climate, energy and water nexus Jeffrey J. Opperman, Joerg Hartmann and David Harrison
6. Water and biofuels Anna Dalla Marta, Francesca Orlando, Marco Mancini and Simone Orlandini
7. Trade-offs and synergies between water and energy use in rural Australia Shahbaz Mushtaq, Tek N. Maraseni and Kathryn Reardon-Smith
8. Management of the urban energy-water nexus Steven Kenway
9. Managing the electricity-water nexus in China, France, India and the United States Benjamin K. Sovacool and Ajith Rao
10. Cross-sectoral governance of the climate, energy and water sectors Karen Hussey and Greg Oliver
11. Regulation of the nexus Jacqueline Peel
12. Climate, energy and water: the potential roles and limitations of markets Neil Byron
13. Strategies to mainstream climate change, energy, water and food-security nexus knowledge and skills Michael Smith and Georges Dyer
14. A nexus of nexuses Philip Wallis
15. Integrated modeling of the energy-water nexus in the American West Tom Iseman and Vince Tidwell
16. The nexus, biodiversity and ecosystems Jamie Pittock
17. Consumers, food supply chain and the nexus Jan Lundqvist, Junguo Liu and Jakob Lundberg

Conclusion Stephen Dovers, Karen Hussey and Jamie Pittock

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Jamie Pittock is a senior lecturer in the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Australian National University (ANU), and the director of International Programs for the ANU UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance. He is also the program leader of the Australia-United States Climate, Energy and Water Nexus Project for the US Studies Center. Jamie worked for non-governmental environmental organizations in Australia and internationally from 1989 to 2007; previous positions include director of WWF's Global Freshwater Programme from 2001 to 2007. Jamie's research focuses on better governance of the interlinked issues of water management, energy and food supply, responses to climate change and conservation of biological diversity. His recent research includes assessments of the impacts of renewable energy and carbon sequestration policies on water resources and ecosystems globally, and also the water-use implications of emission reduction measures proposed in Australia. His work also considers the energy costs of water sector adaptation to climate change. He directs two large research programs on irrigation and water management in Africa and on hydropower, food and water in the Mekong region. Jamie is also chair of the Board of Water Stewardship Australia.

Karen Hussey is an Associate Professor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University (ANU) and an ANU Public Policy Fellow. She undertakes research and teaching related to environmental governance, water and energy policy, climate adaptation, resilience and disaster management, and the links between international trade and environmental regulation. Her most recent books include Environment and Sustainability: A Policy Handbook (with Stephen Dovers, 2013) and Water Resources Planning and Management (with Quentin Grafton, 2011). Karen is program director of the Australia-United States Climate, Energy and Water Nexus Project and a board member for the ANU UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance.

Stephen Dovers is the director of the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University (ANU), Honorary Professorial Fellow at Charles Darwin University, an ANU Public Policy Fellow, and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. His research and teaching cover the policy and institutional dimensions of sustainable development, emergency and disaster management, and climate change adaptation. He is co-author of Environment and Sustainability: A Policy Handbook (with Karen Hussey, 2013) and The Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions (with John Handmer, 2013).

- Stephen Dovers
- Karen Hussey
- Jamie Pittock
- Albert van Dijk
- Thomas J. Wilbanks
- Nicole T. Carter
- Nadia Madden
- Mike Pasqualetti
- Jeffrey J. Opperman
- Joerg Hartmann
- David Harrison
- Anna Dalla Marta
- Francesca Orlando
- Marco Mancini
- Simone Orlandini
- Shahbaz Mushtaq
- Tek N. Maraseni
- Kathryn Reardon-Smith
- Steven Kenway
- Benjamin K. Sovacool
- Ajith Rao
- Greg Oliver
- Jacqueline Peel
- Neil Byron
- Michael Smith
- Georges Dyer
- Philip Wallis
- Tom Iseman
- Vince Tidwell
- Jan Lundqvist
- Junguo Liu
- Jakob Lundberg

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