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The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. The three volumes are divided into the following parts: INTRODUCTION TO THE HANDBOOK NATURAL AND SOCIO-NATURAL VULNERABILITIES: INTERWEAVING THE NATURAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES SPACING NATURES: SUSTAINABLE PLACE MAKING AND ADAPTATION COUPLED AND (DE-COUPLED) SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS RISK AND THE ENVIRONMENT: SOCIAL THEORIES, PUBLIC UNDERSTANDINGS, & THE SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE HUNGRY AND THIRSTY CITIES AND THEIR REGIONS CRITICAL CONSUMERISM AND ITS MANUFACTURED NATURES GENDERED NATURES AND ECO-FEMINISM REPRODUCTIVE NATURES: PLANTS, ANIMALS AND PEOPLE NATURE, CLASS AND SOCIAL INEQUALITY BIO-SENSITIVITY & THE ECOLOGIES OF HEALTH THE RESOURCE NEXUS AND ITS RELEVANCE SUSTAINABLE URBAN COMMUNITIES RURAL NATURES AND ...

A Water Perspective on the Water–Energy–Food Nexus
A Water Perspective on the Water–Energy–Food Nexus
Carole Dalin
Introduction

Water resources are essential to sustain human life, livelihoods and natural ecosystems on our planet. Water crucially links all sectors of human activity to each other and with the natural environment. Indeed, the provision of basic services, such as food, energy and sanitation, can be harmful to the environment if relying on improper water use; conversely, inadequate water-related environmental conditions (e.g. drought or flood) can hinder the provision of these basic services. In addition, agriculture, industry and cities rely on inputs and outputs from each other, and compete for increasingly pressured water resources, due to socio-economic and population growth and climate change. Water is thus a key, cross-cutting component of ...

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