The Water-energy-food nexus: what the Brazilian research has to say


Fabiano de Araujo Moreira
Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Saúde Pública
Michele Dalla Fontana
Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Saúde Pública
Tadeu Fabrício Malheiros
Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos
Gabriela Marques Di Giulio
Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Saúde Pública


Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Sustainable Development, Resources Management, Brazil


The Food-Water-Energy (FWE) nexus represents, above all, a perspective, a way of looking at the world, the problems, the solutions, providing a view of the three main resource systems of food, water and energy, not in isolation, but as a system, with many and diverse cross-links between the subsystems. So, analytically speaking, it is a unifying concept, an antidote to the relentless pressures towards reductionism. Human society and its interactions with the natural environment form a dynamic socio-ecological system of such impressive complexity that reductionist approaches seem inevitable to make research and management on the subject viable. This development is not just an illusion - this book already presents some real examples of inter and transdisciplinary approaches, with the FWE nexus as a shared lens to better observe where problems occur and where sustainable solutions can be found.


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maio 12, 2022


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