IISD’s work in water-energy-food (WEF) security informs and facilitates decisions related to water, energy and food—three critical aspects of human security.
Our WEF work engages experts from across sectors related to water, energy and food security to identify strong linkages and help prioritize government decision-making for improving two or all three of these key components of sustainable development. IISD provides guidance on implementing WEF approaches in the context of agriculture and mining development, using stakeholder consultations, WEF indicators, watershed modelling and policy research.
Mapping Policy for Solar Irrigation Across the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus in India
How are India's off-grid solar pump policies affecting the water–energy–food nexus? This paper maps out impacts and the key policies that are driving them.Read More
How the U.S. EPA is Changing its Mercury Policy
We explain how President Trump wants the EPA to changes its policies on mercury, and how it could impact the United States and potentially Canada.Read More
India's Energy Subsidies Moving in the Right Direction
India has become an outspoken proponent of renewable energy, but do the facts back up the rhetoric? Is the central government walking the talk when it comes to India's energy subsidies?Read More
How IISD Is Contributing to Inclusive, Global Food Security
We are proud to announce the Canadian Food Security Policy Group (FSPG) recently confirmed IISD as an associate member.Read More
The End of Coal? What to Watch for at the Upcoming UN Climate Conference (COP24)
While COP24 was always intended to be a "technical" conference—with parties focused on finalizing the details required to operationalize the Paris Agreement—there is potential for a strong political element to the discussion.Read More
Water Quality Monitoring System Design
Hydrologic Information systems (HISs) are systems for measuring, processing, storing and disseminating interlinked aspects of watershed data including the quantity and quality of climate, surface water, and groundwater. This research highlights the crucial role of HISs in the wise management of water resources.Read More
Water-Energy-Food Security and Mining in Suriname: A project overview
Water, energy and food security constitutes critical components of human well-being and includes aspects of supply, demand and access to all three.Read More
Water-Energy-Food Resource Book for Mining
This manual briefly explains IISD’s water-energy and food security framework.Read More
WEFsat-Mining Tool User-Guidance Manual: Water, energy and food security analysis tool for mining
Water, energy and food (WEF) security are interlinked and co-dependent components of security and ranked by the World Economic forum as a key...Read More
Water-Energy-Food Security: What are the potential contributions of the mining industry?
On the event of the 2014 Annual General Meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF), the...Read More