The Journal of Natural Resources and Development (JNRD) is a peer-reviewed, free of charge and open access journal that publishes articles related to natural resources management and the analysis of socio-ecological systems.

JNRD topics include:

  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Integrated Water Resources Management
  • Ecosystem Management
  • Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Management
  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • The Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus

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The Centers of Natural Resources and Development (CNRD)

JNRD was established in 2011 by the international university network CNRD, (, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and DAAD Exceed Program. CNRD promotes academic exchange, research and cooperation related to natural resources management, with a focus on water and land resources, ecosystems and renewable energies. The network aims at providing science based information to societies — especially those living in data-scarce regions — to contribute to the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Learn more about the CNRD here.


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