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Localizing Water And Food Security

Author(s): Building resilience in a non-stationary world
World Water Congress 2015 Edinburgh Scotland
4. Key vulnerabilities and security risks
Author(s): Rabi H. Mohtar

Rabi H. Mohtar
TEXAS A&M University




  • Global Shifts in Risks and Security
  • Resource Interconnectedness
  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus
  • IWRM and Nexus
  • The Structural Representative Elementary Volume (SREV)
  • Soil Structure Hierarchical Scaling

Challenge: Coupling Soil Bio-geo-chemical and Physical Models within the Organized Soil System

Concluding Remarks
  1. The Nexus platform builds on the IWRM and invites other disciplines into water security debate. It has the potential for achieving integrated water, energy and food security.
  2. There is a need for Quantitative approaches to study the long term impact of any agroenvironmental practices on soil functioning.
  3. Valuing Water and energy resources are vital to the sustainability of food production system.
  4. Green Water Revolution is needed for water and food security resilience.


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