The bioenergy and water nexus – a complex relationship

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The bioenergy and water nexus – a complex relationship

Focali brief 2013:03 by Göran Berndes and Maria Ölund

This Focali brief discuss water related risks with bioenergy production and highlights tools and policy recommendations that can help addressing some of the challenges involved in the bioenergy and water nexus. The Brief is mainly based on the report “The bioenergy and water nexus”, published 2011 by The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) together with the Oeko-Institut and IEA Bioenergy Task 43, involving about 40 authors and reviewers. 

The brief is produced in collaboration with the following organizations: UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), IEA Bioenergy Task 43, IINAS (International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy), and SIWI (Stockholm International Water Institute) through SIWI Associate Göran Berndes who authored the Brief together with Maria Ölund Project Coordinator at Focali. 


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