In recent years the concept of the resource "nexus" has been both hotly debated and widely adopted in research and policy circles. It is a powerful new way to understand and better govern the myriad complex relationships between multiple resources, actors and their security concerns. Particular attention has been paid to water, energy and food interactions, but land and materials emerge as critical too.
As part of a larger handbook presenting a detailed review of current knowledge about resource nexus-related frameworks, methods and governance, Senior Research Scholar Tim Boersma and co-author Philip Andrews-Speed write on unconventional oil land gas production meeting the resource nexus.
Boersma and Andrews-Speed's chapter can be accessed here.