ESCWA Water Development Report 6

The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region

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This sixth issue of the ESCWA Water Development Report offers an analytical framework and a series of case studies for understanding the water-energy-food security nexus in the Arab region. The analytical framework considers the inter-linkages that affect the achievement of water security, energy security and food security through the lens of sustainable development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals with a view to climate change and ensuring access to food, water and sustainable energy for all through a human rights approach to sustainable development.



Framing the water-energy-food security nexus

This chapter highlights the extent to which the WEF security nexus can serve as an effective analytical framework in support of sustainable development in the Arab region. The nexus approach enables broad analysis taking into account security and a human rights-based approach to development from an integrated perspective. It makes it possible to look at synergies, the use of appropriate technologies and issues such as climate change, population growth and urbanization, changes in production and consumption patterns, and ecosystem degradation.


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