Integrating Stakeholder Views and System Dynamics to Assess the Water–Energy–Food Nexus in Andalusia

González Rosell, Adrián and Blanco Fonseca, Maria and Arfa, Imen (2020). Integrating Stakeholder Views and System Dynamics to Assess the Water–Energy–Food Nexus in Andalusia. "Water", v. 12 (n. 11); p. 3172. ISSN 2073-4441. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113172.

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Title: Integrating Stakeholder Views and System Dynamics to Assess the Water–Energy–Food Nexus in Andalusia
Author/s:
  • González Rosell, Adrián
  • Blanco Fonseca, Maria
  • Arfa, Imen
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Water
Date: 13 November 2020
ISSN: 2073-4441
Volume: 12
Subjects:
Faculty: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios y Medioambientales (CEIGRAM) (UPM)
Department: Economía Agraria, Estadística y Gestión de Empresas
UPM's Research Group: Economía Agraria y Gestión de los Recursos Naturales
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Abstract

A nexus approach can support the transition to sustainability by addressing trade-offs and pursuing synergies to improve water, energy, and food security. In this paper, a participatory system dynamics model was developed to identify and assess the key interlinkages between water, food, and energy in Andalusia (Spain). A panel of relevant stakeholders contributed to all stages of the model’s development. Further, by calibrating the model to CAPRI-Water projections until 2050, the evolution of the system under a plausible climate scenario, as well as effects of water prices changes, was evaluated. The results revealed a close link between water cost, irrigation water use, energy consumption, and the economic development of agriculture in the region. Large variability was observed in the effects of water pricing policies across crops. This paper concludes that a participatory system dynamics model can help in understanding the nexus synergies and can support the design of more coherent sustainability strategies in the region.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Horizon 2020EH1620270186SIM4NEXUSMaria BlancoSustainable Integrated Management FOR the NEXUS of water-land-food-energy-climate for a resource-efficient Europe

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Item ID: 65445
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/65445/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:65445
DOI: 10.3390/w12113172
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/w12113172
Deposited by: Prof. Maria Blanco
Deposited on: 17 Nov 2020 09:57
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2020 09:59
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