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Title: Building Island Resilience through the Energy, Water, Food Nexus

Abstract

Islands face unique and often exaggerated threats from climate change. Additionally, the very nature of islands creates greater dependence on imported food and energy resources. Extreme events have highlighted weaknesses in island energy, water, and food systems as a result of utility outages and shipping delays. These events have challenged islands to improve their resilience and seek new strategies to ensure energy, water, and food security. One such island is Sint Eustatius, which has constructed a first of its kind solar park providing reliable energy, community agriculture, and harvested rainwater for irrigation This paper highlights integrated strategies to help islands enhance resilience across the energy, water, food nexus.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
Government of Australia Department of Environment and Energy; USDOE Clean Energy Solutions Center
OSTI Identifier:
1569216
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-7A40-74747
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; energy-water-food nexus; resilience; solar park; energy storage; rainwater harvesting; community agriculture; islands

Citation Formats

Daw, Jennifer A, and Stout, Sherry R. Building Island Resilience through the Energy, Water, Food Nexus. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1569216.
Daw, Jennifer A, & Stout, Sherry R. Building Island Resilience through the Energy, Water, Food Nexus. United States. doi:10.2172/1569216.
Daw, Jennifer A, and Stout, Sherry R. Thu . "Building Island Resilience through the Energy, Water, Food Nexus". United States. doi:10.2172/1569216. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1569216.
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author = {Daw, Jennifer A and Stout, Sherry R},
abstractNote = {Islands face unique and often exaggerated threats from climate change. Additionally, the very nature of islands creates greater dependence on imported food and energy resources. Extreme events have highlighted weaknesses in island energy, water, and food systems as a result of utility outages and shipping delays. These events have challenged islands to improve their resilience and seek new strategies to ensure energy, water, and food security. One such island is Sint Eustatius, which has constructed a first of its kind solar park providing reliable energy, community agriculture, and harvested rainwater for irrigation This paper highlights integrated strategies to help islands enhance resilience across the energy, water, food nexus.},
doi = {10.2172/1569216},
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number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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