Policy Directed Information Technology Governing Network Welfare by Balancing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Human Perceptions (WEFH) Measures

S. Sorek, A. Peeters, F. Yuval

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Abstract

The Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus represents the most fundamental requirements for human existence. It is essential for social welfare and thus is a top strategic priority in the management of water related stakeholders, which enables security and sustainability of the WEF limited resources. In previous publications following Boltzmann entropy, we prove that the WEF resources are linked by information, across the regional administrative nodal network (municipalities, districts, and states) system. We suggest the Volume (normalized WEF expenditures product) as the nexus holistic measure from high to low Volume nodes. The node’s Volume with its household income combined density allows for a decision-making policy tool on a node’s Welfare Mass (WM—product of Volume and density). This enables the aiming at balancing regulation of the system welfare. The intervention to balance household WEF consumption inequality, in conjunction with the subjective attitude uses big data mining and analytics approach vis a vis water availability, yields a computer-based decision-support system (DSS) for defunding/subsidizing actions to over/under respective consumption leads to activating regulatory policy instrument. This WEFH inputs across a region welfare imbalanced nodal network, is quantified and visualized to derive recommendations for policy driven interventions to regional ascribed nodes’ WM source/sink terms. We show that Israel’s administrative districts of temporal WEF expenditures follow the nexus features.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationSpringer Proceedings in Earth and Environmental Sciences
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages661-668
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2024

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Earth and Environmental Sciences
VolumePart F2516

Keywords

  • Information
  • Network
  • Policy
  • WEF nexus

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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