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Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems

Climate Change, Social Changes, Technological Development

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Ecosystem Services in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Maksud Bekchanov
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  • Currently International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Sri Lanka; Until 06/2014, Center for Development Research (ZEF)/Bonn University, Germany
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Published Online: 2015-12-17 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cass-2015-0016


Given their substantial societal benefits, such as supporting economic activities and providing better livelihoods in rural areas, ecosystem services should gain higher importance in water-food-energy nexus debates. Yet, not all values from ecosystems are quantifiable, data is often not adequate and methods of measuring these values are not sound. This situation challenges researchers and water managers to improve research tools and give adequate attention to ecosystem services by implementing interdisciplinary approaches and integrated management of ecosystems and their services.

Keywords: ecosystem management; water use efficiency; fertilizer use efficiency; participatory research


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Received: 2014-06-25

Accepted: 2015-09-30

Published Online: 2015-12-17

Published in Print: 2015-01-01

Citation Information: Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems, Volume 2, Issue 1, ISSN (Online) 2300-3669, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cass-2015-0016.

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