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000034471 037__ $$aARTICLE--2019-010
000034471 041__ $$aEnglish
000034471 100__ $$aRasul, G.
000034471 100__ $$aNeupane, N.
000034471 100__ $$aHussain, A.
000034471 100__ $$aPasakhala, B.
000034471 245__ $$aBeyond Hydropower: Towards an Integrated Solution for Water, Energy and Food Security in South Asia
000034471 260__ $$c2019
000034471 300__ $$a25
000034471 507__ $$aGolam Rasul, Nilhari Neupane, Abid Hussain, ICIMOD staff, peerreviewed
000034471 511__ $$aKoshi, Article, kbProject
000034471 520__ $$aSouth Asia is energy-poor, water-stressed, and food-deficient, and these problems are expected to intensify with high population growth, rapid economic growth and industrialization, urbanization, and changing climate. Although the water, energy, and food security challenges are interconnected, they are dealt with in isolation, which fails to address the challenge of trade-offs and exacerbates the problems. The increased resource scarcity underlines the need for integrated solutions which ensure optimal resource use and maximize benefits. This article uses a nexus perspective to explore possible integrated solutions that support multiple uses of water at different scales and times. The analysis shows that the potential of water resources is underdeveloped and synergies between water, energy, and food are not fully harnessed. With proper coordination and management, water resources can generate multiple benefits for both upstream and downstream areas, including regional public goods such as regional connectivity and flood and drought management.
000034471 653__ $$aWater-energy-food nexus
000034471 653__ $$aSouth Asia; Himalayan rivers
000034471 653__ $$aHydropower
000034471 653__ $$aIntegrated river basin management
000034471 650__ $$aIWRM
000034471 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000034471 650__ $$aPoverty and food security
000034471 650__ $$aWater management
000034471 773__ $$pInternational Journal of Water Resources Development
000034471 8564_ $$uhttps://doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2019.1579705$$yExternal link (open access)
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