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dc.contributor.authorZiv, G
dc.contributor.authorWatson, E
dc.contributor.authorYoung, D
dc.contributor.authorHoward, DC
dc.contributor.authorLarcom, Shaun
dc.contributor.authorTanentzap, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-20T15:12:17Z
dc.date.available2018-06-20T15:12:17Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-15
dc.identifier.issn0306-2619
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/277282
dc.description.abstract© 2017 The Authors. Energy is one of the cornerstones essential for human life, along with other services such as water and food. Understanding how the different services in the energy-water-food (EWF) nexus interact and are perceived by different actors is key to achieving sustainability. In this paper, we derive a model of the EWF nexus using fuzzy cognitive mapping (FCM). Data were collected in a two-step approach from workshops with researchers and stakeholders involved in the three focal sectors. Four FCMs were developed; one for each of the EWF sectors, and one for the interactions that create the nexus between EWF. The FCM represents the combined views of the groups who participated in the workshops, the importance and limitations of which is discussed. To demonstrate its effectiveness, the aggregated FCM was applied to predict the impacts on the EWF nexus of four scenarios under which the United Kingdom would depart from the European Union (i.e. Brexit). The FCM indicated that energy-related concepts had the largest influence on the EWF nexus and that EWF demand will decrease most under a 'hard-Brexit' scenario. The demand for energy was shown to decline relatively less than other services and was strongly associated with gross domestic product (GDP), whereas UK population size had a stronger effect on water and food demand. Overall, we found a threefold change across all concepts in scenarios without freedom of movement, contribution to the EU budget, and increased policy devolution to the UK.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleThe potential impact of Brexit on the energy, water and food nexus in the UK: A fuzzy cognitive mapping approach
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage498
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameApplied Energy
prism.startingPage487
prism.volume210
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.24566
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-08-08
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.08.033
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-01-15
dc.contributor.orcidZiv, G [0000-0002-6776-0763]
dc.contributor.orcidLarcom, Shaun [0000-0003-0029-3264]
dc.contributor.orcidTanentzap, Andrew [0000-0002-2883-1901]
dc.identifier.eissn1872-9118
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2017-08-30


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