01 4月 2024 gabriels



  • Edo Abraham,荷兰代尔夫特理工大学
  • Edward Byers,国际应用系统分析研究所
  • Simon Parkinson,国际应用系统分析研究所
  • Zarrar Khan,美国太平洋西北国家实验室



The world’s energy, water, and land systems are in transition and rapidly integrating, driven by forces such as socioeconomic, demographic, climatic, and technological changes as well as policies intended to meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other societal priorities. These dynamics weave across spatial scales, connecting global markets and trends to regional and sub-regional economies. At the same time, resources are often locally managed under varying administrative jurisdictions closely tied to inherent characteristics of each commodity such as river basins for water, grid regions for electricity and land-use boundaries for agriculture. Local decisions in turn are critical in deciding the aggregate success and consequences of national and global policies. Thus, there is a growing need to better characterize the energy-water-land nexus to guide robust and consistent decision making across these scales under changing climate.
We propose that this focus issue address this challenge for the energy-water-land nexus in nascent infrastructure planning and sectoral transitions. Contributions can be original research articles dealing with applications of existing nexus approaches in sustainability assessment and design of future developments at different scales (i.e. urban to regional planning), as well as new methods that address existing gaps (e.g. related to incorporating processes at different scales, transboundary issues, bridging data gaps, etc).



Energy potentials and water requirements from perennial grasses on abandoned land in the former Soviet Union

Jan Sandstad Næss et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 045017


Integrated assessment of urban water supply security and resilience: towards a streamlined approach

Elisabeth H Krueger et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 075006


Quantifying synergies and trade-offs in the global water-land-food-climate nexus using a multi-model scenario approach

Jonathan C Doelman et al 2022 Environ. Res. Lett. 17 045004


Trade-offs between water needs for food, utilities, and the environment—a nexus quantification at different scales

Lotte de Vos et al 2021 Environ. Res. Lett. 16 115003


Efficient pathways to zero-carbon energy use by water supply utilities: an example from London, UK

Aman Majid et al 2021 Environ. Res. Lett. 16 105010


Operational planning of WEF infrastructure: quantifying the value of information sharing and cooperation in the Eastern Nile basin

Jeroen Verhagen et al 2021 Environ. Res. Lett. 16 085006


The future evolution of energy-water-agriculture interconnectivity across the US

Zarrar Khan et al 2021 Environ. Res. Lett. 16 065010


The water use of heating pathways to 2050: analysis of national and urban energy scenarios

C Kaandorp et al 2021 Environ. Res. Lett. 16 055031


Thermal power generation is disadvantaged in a warming world

Ethan D Coffel and Justin S Mankin 2021 Environ. Res. Lett. 16 024043


Environmental Research Letters

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