Governance of the water-energy-food nexus

a relational equity approach

Nikolai Mouraviev, Anastasia Koulouri

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the need for a novel approach to governing the water, energy and food sectors adopting the nexus concept. It argues that the successful integration of the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus conceptualisation for the governance of these sectors is contingent on the effective management of the relational equity of all stakeholders/actors. The chapter adopts a view on collective governance as an arrangement that brings together various actors and public agencies in collective forums, to engage in problem-solving-focused and consensus-oriented decision-making. It further contends that the collaborative approach is one of the most impactful means of nexus governance, enabled and facilitated by effective relational equity management. To illustrate its arguments, the chapter uses the case of Kazakhstan and its approach to policy design and implementation for the water, energy and food sectors. By emphasising the significance of effective relational equity management to enable and facilitate higher levels of integration across sectors, institutions, levels and scales, leading to more impactful policy design and implementation, this chapter lays the foundation for further debate in the book.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolicy and governance in the water-energy-food nexus
Subtitle of host publicationa relational equity approach
EditorsAnastasia Koulouri, Nikolai Mouraviev
PublisherRoutledge
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ISBN (Print)9781138357372
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019

Publication series

NameEarthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management
PublisherRoutledge

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Mouraviev, N., & Koulouri, A. (Accepted/In press). Governance of the water-energy-food nexus: a relational equity approach. In A. Koulouri, & N. Mouraviev (Eds.), Policy and governance in the water-energy-food nexus: a relational equity approach (Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management). Routledge.
Mouraviev, Nikolai ; Koulouri, Anastasia. / Governance of the water-energy-food nexus : a relational equity approach. Policy and governance in the water-energy-food nexus: a relational equity approach. editor / Anastasia Koulouri ; Nikolai Mouraviev. Routledge, 2019. (Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management).
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Mouraviev, N & Koulouri, A 2019, Governance of the water-energy-food nexus: a relational equity approach. in A Koulouri & N Mouraviev (eds), Policy and governance in the water-energy-food nexus: a relational equity approach. Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management, Routledge.

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Policy and governance in the water-energy-food nexus: a relational equity approach. ed. / Anastasia Koulouri; Nikolai Mouraviev. Routledge, 2019. (Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management).

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Mouraviev N, Koulouri A. Governance of the water-energy-food nexus: a relational equity approach. In Koulouri A, Mouraviev N, editors, Policy and governance in the water-energy-food nexus: a relational equity approach. Routledge. 2019. (Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management).