Optimizing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire
Inaugural Water-Energy-Food Nexus Workshop; Kyoto, Japan, 16–18 July 2013
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2013
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Volume 94, Issue 51, page 500, 17 December 2013
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Climate change and economic development are causing increased pressure on global water, energy, and food resources, presenting increased levels of trade-offs and conflicts among these resources and stakeholders. Because these resources are interconnected, policy development and resource management require careful consideration of the complex interconnections between nature and society. A balance between risk and resilience is critical for achieving human and environmental security, particularly in Asia, a region within the “Ring of Fire,” which is experiencing drastic social change alongside the huge potential risks and benefits associated with development. The 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident and aftermath underscore the importance of developing policy and management options that maximize security and minimize risk within the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus.