The Energy/Water/Food Nexus - An Introduction

Jurimetrics: Journal of Law, Science and Technology Volume 59, 1-14, Fall 2018

14 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2019

See all articles by Rhett Larson

Rhett Larson

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Cameron Holley

UNSW Sydney, Faculty of Law, Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre, Global Water Institute; University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law

Diana Megan Bowman

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - School of Public Health

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

The relationship between energy, water, and food is at once both obvious and complex. The global energy-water-food nexus recognises that, in natural resource policy, no effort aimed at conservation, sustainability, or environmental protection will come without some unintended consequences. This article provides an overview of the energy-water-food nexus and introduces a special issue comprising articles from leading legal scholars that discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding the intersection of laws governing energy, water, food, and climate change. It summarises these articles and draws out some generalisable lessons on the following three questions: (1) What are some of the current energy-water-food nexus problems and what types of law and governance approaches have been used to tackle them? (2) What law and governance mechanisms might be needed to better govern nexus challenges? (3) What are the implications of the nexus for future law and governance research?

Keywords: energy, water, food, nexus, law, regulation, governance

Suggested Citation

Larson, Rhett and Holley, Cameron and Bowman, Diana Megan, The Energy/Water/Food Nexus - An Introduction (2018). Jurimetrics: Journal of Law, Science and Technology Volume 59, 1-14, Fall 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3342909

Rhett Larson

Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ( email )

Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287-7906
United States

Cameron Holley (Contact Author)

UNSW Sydney, Faculty of Law, Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre, Global Water Institute ( email )

UNSW
Sydney, New South Wales 2052
Australia

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052
Australia

Diana Megan Bowman

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - School of Public Health ( email )

1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
United States

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