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An article examining the findings and recommendations of a major 'nexus' research-for-development project in the Mekong region. The author begins at the standpoint that understanding the water-energy-food nexus (resource nexus) requires an interdisciplinary inquiry, and believes approaches are over-dominated by integrated assessment/complex systems methodologies. The author argues that socio-political regimes constrain societal investment in three 'nodes' of the nexus previously identified as critical to manage sustainably: energy efficiency, wild-capture fisheries, and diversified smallholder agriculture. The article discusses implications for the 'nexus' as a new policy agenda and offers three propositions for ongoing inquiry and inclusive practice.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Agriculture
  • Energy
  • Food security
  • Water resources
  • Water rights
  • Wild capture commercial fishing and natural fisheries
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Unclear copyright
Access and use constraints

Creative Commons Attribution-Non commercial Sharealike License 3.0.

Version / Edition 1.0
License CC-BY-SA-4.0

Author (individual) Foran, Tira
Publication date 2015
Pagination 19 p.
General note

Water Alternatives Volume 8, Number 1, 655-674

Date uploaded June 2, 2015, 05:31 (UTC)
Date modified June 24, 2015, 03:36 (UTC)