Special Issue "Impacts of Climate Change on the WaterEnergyFood Nexus"

A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Li-Chi Chiang
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Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei City, Taiwan
Interests: agricultural non-point source pollution prevention; agricultural water resource management; hydrological/water quality modeling; watershed planning and management; land use and environmental change; environmental pollution monitoring and analysis
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Prof. Dr. Pei-Te Chiueh
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Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei City, Taiwan
Interests: integrated decision support system (IDSS); environmental planning and management; risk assessment; Life cycle Assessment (LCA); geographic information system (GIS); environmental impact assessment; low impact development (LID)
Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin
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Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Interests: ecological hydrology monitoring and modeling in drainage basin; global change- land use modeling; landscape ecology; system dynamic modeling of wetlands; spatial analysis and modeling; blockchain; spatial dynamic modeling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The influences induced by global climate change have been identified as increasing temperature, melting snowpack, extreme rainfall and drought, fire, and sea level rise and can further affect the ecosystem processes and functions that would bring increased pressure to the interdependence between water, energy, and food. Climate change impacts on water resources are often seen as spatiotemporal changes in rainfall, leading to the unreliability of surface water resources and increasing energy usage to extract groundwater resources or produce renewable water. Additionally, water shortages due to recurring droughts can affect energy production, such as hydropower and biofuels. The insufficient supply of water and energy would affect food production and result in food and nutrition insecurity. Due to the trade-offs among water, food, and energy, there is an urgent need to balance the supplies and demands among different strategic sectors, thereby reaching the maximum mutual benefits. The water–energy–food (WEF) nexus, which considers the interactions, synergies, and trade-offs among water, energy, and food, is a cross-sectional approach in natural resource decision-making for managing water resources, food security, and energy sustainability.

This Special Issue collects original research and critical reviews about scientific and technical information on the recent advances in the WEF nexus. The primary areas of interest of this Special Issue include but are not limited to the (1) estimation of climate change impacts on the WEF nexus and related ecosystem processes; (2) development of climate change adaptation strategies by WEF nexus approaches; (3) synergies and trade-offs of the WEF nexus under the climate change impacts; (4) holistic assessment and modeling tools for WEF nexus management; and (5) identification of the optimized life-cycle of water, energy and food elements in the WEF nexus.

Dr. Li-Chi Chiang
Dr. Shu-Yuan Pan
Prof. Dr. Pei-Te Chiueh
Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Environments is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • Water, energy, and food (WEF) nexus
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Ecosystem services
  • Life cycle in the WEF nexus
  • Holistic assessment
  • Modeling tools

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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