Research and Publications



WEF Nexus Analytics Platform​

​​​Water, energy, and food are interrelated systems which face numerous challenges including a growing global population, economic crises, poverty, hunger and malnutrition, climatic uncertainties and more. Meeting these challenges requires a paradigm shift and a better understanding of how these three resources form a nexus, with quantifiable interconnections that need to be incorporated into decision-making processes.​


The WEF Nexus Tool 2.0© is a holistic platform developed by our group to support decision-makers in identifying sustainable resource management strategies that are informed by the water-energy-food nexus. The scenario-based tool attempts to explicitly quantify the interconnections between the three resources, while capturing the impacts of the challenges and other stresses. Set up an account and start your own analysis here​!


Farah Naja, Lamis Jomaa, Leila Itani, Jeremy Zidek, Sibelle El Labban, Abla Mehio Sibai and Nahla Hwalla. 2018. Environmental footprints of food consumption and dietary patterns among Lebanese adults: a cross-sectional study. Nutrition Journal. DOI: 10.1186/s12937-018-0393-3. (download​)

Bassel Daher. 2018. Understanding a Water, Energy, and Food Hotspot in San Antonio, Texas​.​​ Futurearth: research for global sustainability. (download)​

Rachel Bahn, Sibelle El Labban and Nahla Hwalla. 2018. Impacts of shifting to healthier food consumption patterns on environmental sustainability in MENA countries. Sustainability Science. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-018-0600-3. ​(do​​w​nload)​​

Bassel Daher, Rabi H. Mohtar et al. 2018. Multi-stakeholder Dialogue: Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus and Implementing the SDGs. IWRA Policy Brief No. 2. (download​)​​

Anne Dare and Rabi H. Mohtar. 2018. Farmer perceptions regarding irrigation with treated wastewater in the West Bank, Tunisia, and Qatar, Water International, DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2018.1453012. (download​)

Raya Marina Stephan, Rabi H. Mohtar, Bassel Daher, Antonio Embid Irujo, Astrid Hillers, J. Carl Ganter, Louise Karlberg, Liber Martin, Saeed Nairizi, Diego J. Rodriguez, & Will Sarni. 2018. Water–energy–food nexus: a platform for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, Water International, DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2018.1446581. (download)

Bassel Daher, Rabi H. Mohtar, Efstratios N. Pistikopoulos, Kent E. Portney, Ronald Kaiser, Walid Saad. 2018. Developing Socio-Techno-Economic-Political (STEP) Solutions for Addressing Resource Nexus Hotspots. Sustainability, 10, 512; doi:10.3390/su10020512. (download)

Bassel Daher, Sanghyun Lee, Rabi H. Mohtar, Jeremiah O. Asaka, and Stacy D. VanDeveer. 2018. Security, climate change, and the resource nexus. Chapter 4 in Routledge Handbook of the Resource Nexus. Editors Raimund Bleischwitz, Holger Hoff, Catalina Spataru, Ester van der Voet, Stacy D. VanDeveer. Routledge, UK and NY, 26 pages. ISBN: 978-1-138-67549-0. (download​​​)​