Andrew Scott, research fellow at the ODI, explains in this short film from the ODI, how the relationships between food, energy and water apply across the world.
The nexus is a concept that tries to capture the interdependencies between the water, energy and food sectors; recognising that the use of water for agriculture and energy has implications for the use of water for other purposes and so on. The nexus idea tries to capture those interdependencies.
It’s really come to the fore in the last 5 years or so as people have begun to realise that not only do we have challenges at the moment in balancing resources within the three sectors but there’s going to be increasing scarcity in these resources and its going to be even more important in the future to get those balances right.’
Watch the film on youtube: