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This article maps the rise of the water-energy-food 'nexus' as a research, policy and project agenda in mainland Southeast Asia. The authors argue that introducing the concept of environmental justice into the nexus could make better use of how the nexus is framed, understood and acted upon. The article contends that if the nexus is to support stated aspirations for sustainable development and poverty reduction, then it should engage more directly in identifying winners and losers in natural resource decision-making, the politics involved, and ultimately with the issue of justice. In order to do so, it links the nexus to the concept of environmental justice via boundary concepts, namely: sustainable development; the green economy; scarcity and addressing of trade-offs; and governance at, and across, the local, national and transnational scale.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Energy
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Food security
  • Water resources
  • Water rights
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Unclear copyright
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Distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial Sharealike License 3.0 which permits any non commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.

Version / Edition 1.0
License CC-BY-SA-4.0

Carl Middleton,; Jeremy Allouche, ;; Dipak Gyawali, ;; Sarah Allen,

Author (individual) Middleton, Carl
Co-author (individual) Allouche, Jeremy; Gyawali, Dipak; Allen, Sarah
Publication date 2015
Pagination 27 p.
General note

Water Alternatives Volume 8,Issue 1,627-654

Date uploaded June 2, 2015, 07:49 (UTC)
Date modified June 24, 2015, 04:36 (UTC)