Risks in Focus 3: The Water-Food-Energy Nexus

Water security, food security and energy security are chronic impediments to economic growth and social stability. These are tighly interrelated: food production requires water and energy; water; extraction and distribution requires energy; and energy production requires water. Food prices are also highly sensitive to the cost of energy inputs through fertilizers, irrigation, transport and processing.

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Global Risks Agriculture and Food Security Water Energy