The Pacific volume of the three-volume book series “The Water, Energy, and Food Security Nexus in Asia and the Pacific” has now been published, offering expert insight into future scenarios and challenges for the Pacific region.

The Pacific volume was a tremendously collaborative effort between 54 authors from across the Pacific and beyond. It was led by GWI, with UNSW Humanitarian Engineering Senior Lecturer and Academic Lead Dr Andrew Dansie as Editor-in-Chief, and co-authored by Heidi K. Alleway, Senior Aquaculture Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, and Benno Böer, Chief, Natural Sciences Unit at UNESCO New Delhi.

With the Pacific not on track to achieve any of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, radical progress is needed. The book applies the water, energy, and food (WEF) security nexus approach solely in a Pacific context for the first time, suggesting that a WEF approach provides a framework to increase the security of each of the aforementioned sectors, while supporting a healthy environment and functioning ecological services.

Dr Dansie said that he was heartened that the book was now freely accessible and hopeful about its impact.

“This book is the first of its kind for the Pacific, bringing together Pacific knowledge and key messages from respected local and global experts,” says Dr Dansie.

“We look forward to using this material to build on the needs and leadership of the Pacific in addressing nexus challenges towards a sustainable future.”

Part of Springer’s ‘Water Security in a New World’ series, the book is one of ten titles to provide evidence-based and policy-relevant responses questions related to water security; making them highly valuable resources for researchers, policymakers and practitioners alike.