Nexus@TUM publications

Peer-reviewed international journal publications

Al-Azzawi, M.S.M.; Gondhalekar, D.; Drewes, J.E. (2022). Neighborhood-Scale UrbanWater Reclamation with Integrated Resource Recovery for Establishing Nexus City in Munich, Germany: Pipe Dream or Reality? Resources 2022, 11, 64.

Gondhalekar, D.*, J.E. Drewes & T.W. de Vries (2022). Nexus@TUM: TUM as frontrunner university with a targeted research and teaching agenda on Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus. Water Solutions 

Becker, L. & D. Gondhalekar (2022). Estimating the Water and Carbon Footprints of Growing Avocados in the Munich Metropolitan Region Using Waste Heat as a Water-Energy-Food Nexus Potential. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 6:857650. doi: 10.3389/fsufs.2022.857650

Hernandez-Robles, G. & D. Gondhalekar* (2022). Feasibility of energy generation with biogas at the household level: assessing the impact of anaerobic co-digestion of waste activated sludge and food waste taking a Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus approach. EnerarXiv

Gondhalekar, D.* & R. Erlbeck (2021). Application of the Nexus Approach as an Integrated Urban Planning Framework: From Theory to Practice and Back Again. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities 3:751682. doi: 10.3389/frsc.2021.751682

Paez-Curtidor, N., Gondhalekar, D.* & J.E. Drewes (2021). Application of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach to the Climate-Resilient Water Safety Plan of Leh Town, India. Sustainability 2021,13, 10550.

Gondhalekar, D.* & J.E. Drewes (2021). Infrastructure shaming and consequences for management of urban WEF Security Nexus in China and India. Special Issue "Management of Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus" (L. Swatuk & C. Cash Eds.) Water 2021,13, 267.

Lahmouri, M., J.E. Drewes & D. Gondhalekar* (2019). Assessment of greenhouse gas emissions of water reclamation with resource recovery options in Leh Town, Ladakh, India. Water 2019, 11, 906; doi:10.3390/w11050906 [OA]

Bekchanov, M., P. Evia, M. Hasan, N. Adhikari & D. Gondhalekar (2019). Institutional framework and financial arrangements for supporting the adoption of Resource Recovery Reuse technologies in South Asia. Center for Development Research (ZEF), Univ. of Bonn, Working Paper Series, no. 176.

Drewes, J.E. & D. Gondhalekar* (2017). Operationalizing the Urban Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus in Asian Cities. Water Solutions 3 2017, p.34-35

Gondhalekar, D.* & T. Ramsauer (2017). Nexus City: operationalizing the urban Water-Energy-Food Nexus for climate change adaptation in Munich, Germany. Urban Climate 19: 28–40, DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2016.11.004 [OA]

Gondhalekar, D.* & A. Akhtar (2015). Down the drain or back to the roots? A political ecology of the Water Energy Food Nexus visualized using GIS in Leh Town, Ladakh, India. Projections no. 11: Planning Sustainability in Global Economies, Journal of the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, p.77-97

Akhtar, A. & D. Gondhalekar (2014). Towards an eco-tourism approach: Tourism impacts on water resources in Leh town. Ladakh Studies No. 30, p. 25-37

Mollinga, P.P. & D. Gondhalekar (2014). Finding structure in diversity: A stepwise small-N/medium-N qualitative comparative analysis approach for water resources mgmt. research. Water Alternatives, 02/2014

Gondhalekar, D.*, S. Nussbaum, A. Akhtar, J. Kebschull, P. Keilmann, S. Dawa, P. Namgyal, L. Tsultim, T. Phuntsog, S. Dorje, P. Namgail & T. Mutup (2013). Water-related health risks in rapidly developing towns: integrated GIS-based planning. In Saravanan and Gondhalekar (eds.). Special Issue. Water Supply and Sanitation as “Preventive Medicine”: Challenges in Rapidly Growing Economies. Water Intl.38(7):902-920

Gondhalekar, D.,* P.P. Mollinga & V.S. Saravanan (2013). Towards Systematic Comparative Water and Health Research. In Saravanan and Gondhalekar (eds.). Water International 38(7):967-976

Saravanan, V.S. & D. Gondhalekar (2013). Water Supply & Sanitation as “Preventive Medicine”: Challenges in Rapidly Growing Economies. In Saravanan & Gondhalekar (eds.). Water Intl. 38(7):867-874

Gondhalekar, D.* (2012). Health impact of drinking polluted water in Darchen Town, Tibet: an urban planning perspective. Intl. Journal of Sustainable Water and Environmental Systems Vol. 4(1), pp. 59-66


Gondhalekar, D.,* C. Vogt & K. Eisenbeiß (2018). Integrated Urban Development: Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals for Urban Resource Efficiency, Economic Prosperity and Social Inclusion. Published by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, on behalf of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Bonn and Berlin, pp.26

Book chapters

Gondhalekar, D.,* H.-Y. Hu, Z. Chen, S. Tayal, M. Bekchanov, J. Sauer, M. Vrachioli, M. Al-Azzawi, J.E. Drewes, H. Patalong, H.D. Uhl & M. Grambow (2021). The emerging environmental economics of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus with water reclamation with resource recovery as key: the case of China, India and Germany. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Environmental Economics, Oxford University Press

Gondhalekar, D.,* M. Al-Azzawi & J.E. Drewes (2018). Urban Water Reclamation with Resource Recovery as a Cornerstone of Urban Climate Change Resilience. W. Leal Filho et al. (eds.), Handbook of Climate Change Resilience, Springer International Publishing 

Gondhalekar, D.,* J.E. Drewes & M. Grambow (2018). Risk and water management under climate change: towards the Nexus City. In P. Wilderer and M. Grambow (eds.). Sustainable Risk Management, Springer

Gondhalekar, D.,* S. Nussbaum, A. Akhtar & J. Kebschull (2015). Planning Under Uncertainty: Climate Change, Water Scarcity and Health Issues in Leh Town, Ladakh, India. In W.L. Filho and V. Sumer (eds.). Green Energy, Technology: Sustainable Water Use and Management, Springer, pp. 293-312

Gondhalekar, D.,* A. Akhtar, P. Keilmann, J. Kebschull, S. Nussbaum, S. Dawa, P. Namgyal, L. Tsultim, T. Phuntsog, S. Dorje, P. Namgail & T. Mutup (2013). Drops and hot stones: towards integrated urban planning in terms of water scarcity and health issues in Leh Town, Ladakh, India. In M. Gislason (ed.). Ecological Health, Vol. 15 Advances in Med. Sociology Series, pp. 173-194

Gondhalekar, D.,* Y. Hara & K. Takeuchi (2007). Towards urban-rural sustainability: land diversification in Tianjin, China. In M. Keiner (ed.), Sustainable Urban Development in China - Wishful Thinking or Reality? Monsenstein & Vannerdat, pp.201-224