Synergizing food-energy-water (few) resources for sustainable benefits

Emmanuel Emem Obong Agbenyeku, Edison Muzenda, Innocent Mandla Msibi, Samson Oluwasegun Masebinu

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Abstract

The drastic pursuit of economic, urbanized and globalized growth in recent decades have impacted severely on the natural ecosystem and available resources. The insistent climate change is further sustained by enormous food and energy production wastages. This also accounts for the increased tension on water supply and organic practices as consequences of an upset ecosystem; leading to unstable temperature changes, changes to normal weather patterns, floods and drought, melting glaciers and rising sea heads-All to which potentially affects the sustenance of man and the environment. As such, synergizing the food-energy-water (FEW) scarce resources and understanding their potential interactive merits as against their isolated short lived advantages have become an area of interest in recent years. This has driven the discuss herein towards the sustainable benefits of knotting the FEW scarce resources, as all three elements must be unified for ensured beneficial outcomes. The paper also highlighted the FEW interactive challenges and pathways of resource conservation particularly, in the dire need for food security in present time. The paper therefore holds a general discuss that posits the interactive link between the limited FEW resources as a platform towards sustainable conservative benefits of all three elements to man and the environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCECS 2015 - World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2015
EditorsCraig Douglas, Jon Burgstone, Warren S. Grundfest, Jon Burgstone, Craig Douglas, S. I. Ao
PublisherNewswood Limited
Pages632-636
Number of pages5
Volume2220
ISBN (Electronic)9789881404725
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Event2015 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, WCECS 2015 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2015Oct 23 2015

Other

Other2015 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, WCECS 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period10/21/1510/23/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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Agbenyeku, E. E. O., Muzenda, E., Msibi, I. M., & Masebinu, S. O. (2015). Synergizing food-energy-water (few) resources for sustainable benefits. In C. Douglas, J. Burgstone, W. S. Grundfest, J. Burgstone, C. Douglas, & S. I. Ao (Eds.), WCECS 2015 - World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2015 (Vol. 2220, pp. 632-636). Newswood Limited.