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Title Modelling Water-Energy-Food nexus by a network of Agents
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Abstract There has been growing scientific discussion around the complexity of the Water, Energy and Food (WEF) systems and their inter-connections such that traditional “vertical” planning and decision making about these essential commodities is challenged when also dealing with the growing pressures of urbanization, population growth and climate change. The term “WEF nexus” was coined to describe the multiple aspects and cross-disciplinary nature of the research required to model Water, Energy and Food interconnections on macrosocial (countries or regions) as well as on microsocial (local settlements or households) levels. This work, first, details our conceptualization of a WEF nexus as a network of Agents, then illustrates how this approach can be applied to the known problems of defining nexus boundaries and aggregation. We also suggest a generic mathematical formalization of the suggested Agents-based nexus model that is suitable for the design and implementation of computer simulations. We outline high-level business requirements in the form of plausible research questions that such a model simulation could address.
Organisation STFC , SCI-COMP
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Funding Information EPSRC (EP/N005600/1); STFC
Related Research Object(s): 35032244
Language English (EN)
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 31st EnviroInfo conference (EnviroInfo 2017), Luxembourg, 13-15 Sep 2017, (2017): 85-92. https://www.shake…BN=978-3-8440-5495-8 2017
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