Nexus Network thinkpieces
In July 2014, we commissioned series of thinkpieces to help scope and define nexus approaches and stimulate debate across the linked domains of food, energy, water and the environment.
The following thinkpieces have been published and are available to download – just click on the link.
Exploring the Nexus through citizen science.
Roger Fradera, David Slawson, Laura Gosling, Hilary Geoghegan, Poppy Lakeman-Fraser, Karen Makuch, Zen Makuch, Kaveh Madani, Kate Martin, Raphael Slade, Hilary Geoghegan, Andy Moffat, Muki Haklay.
Read the thinkpiece Fradera_final22Jan2016
Competing demands for land.
Maria Sharmina, Claire Hoolohan, Alice Bows-Larkin, Paul Gilbert, Kevin Anderson,Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester; Paul Burgess, Jerry Knox, Cranfield University; James Colwill, Loughborough University; David Howard, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
Read the thinkpiece Sharmina et al 2015
The bottom-up approach to energy, food and water security in West Africa.
Subhes Bhattacharyya, De Montfort University and Nicola Bugatti, Hannes Bauer, ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.
Read the thinkpiece Bhattacharyya thinkpiece_2015
Fast Moving Circular Goods 2025.
Fiona Charnley, Ksenija Kuzmina, Dale Walker, Cranfield University.
Read the thinkpiece Charnley Walker and Kuzmina Circular Economy Nexus Thinkpiece 2015
How can we ensure better use of organic waste materials for food, energy production and water use in Sub-Saharan Africa?
Euan Phimister, Jo Smith, Paul Hallett, Pete Smith, Hilary Homans, Anke Fischer, University of Aberdeen; Hutton Institute, Aberdeen.
Read the thinkpiece summary.
This thinkpiece provided the basis for a research paper ‘Sustainable use of organic resources for bioenergy, food and water provision in rural Sub-Saharan Africa’ published in the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 50, October 2015, Pages 903–917. You can read the full paper on the journal website.
Services and Slums: rethinking infrastructures and provisioning across the nexus.
Tatiana Thieme, Eszter Kovacs, University of Cambridge.
Read the thinkpiece (downloads pdf) ThiemeandKovacs_ServicesandSlumsNexusThinkpiece2015
Imagining a sewerless society.
Ben Martin, Peter Cruddas, Paul Hutchings, Cranfield University.
Read the thinkpiece (downloads pdf) MartinCruddasandHutchings_SewerlessSocietyNexusThinkpiece2015
Governance of the nexus: from buzz words to strategic action.
Christian Stein Stockholm Environment Institute, Jennie Barron, International Water Management Institute and Timothy Moss, Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning (IRS), Germany.
Read the thinkpiece (downloads pdf) Stein Barron and Moss Strategic Action Perspective Nexus Thinkpiece 2014 page numbers
Nexus technologies, urban circulation, and the co-production of water-energy.
Joe Williams, Stefan Bouzarovski, Erik Swyngedouw, University of Manchester.
Read the thinkpiece (downloads pdf) Williams Bouzarovski Swyngedouw Politicising the nexus Nexus Thinkpiece 2014 page numbers
Approaches to knowledge co-production at the food, water, energy, and environment nexus.
Frances Harris, Kingston University and Fergus Lyon, Middlesex University.
Read the thinkpiece (downloads pdf) Harris and Lyon_pg
Nexus thinking: can it slow the Great Acceleration?
Additional thinkpiece from Jake Reynolds and Gemma Cranston, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (note, as partners of the Nexus Network, the CISL did not receive additional fung to write this thinkpiece). Read the think piece (downloads pdf) Reynolds_Cranston_thinkpiece_pg