Water-Energy Nexus

November 13, 2014--U.S.-China climate deal includes provision on water-energy research (Circle of Blue)

President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China announced on Wednesday new targets for reducing the amount of heat-trapping gases that their countries release into the atmosphere, a historic move that both sides hope will catalyze a global climate agreement in Paris next year to rein in carbon emissions and avoid the devastating ecolog


September 29, 2014--Predicting the worldwide impact of water scarcity on the energy sector (Water Online)

Most of the effects of drought around the world are obvious — dried up lakes, water restrictions, brown lawns, destroyed crops, and wildfires. But there is another consequence of water scarcity that is often not considered — and it can result in a literally powerless nation. Water is vital for nearly every type of energy generation.


July 14, 2014--The water-energy nexus could become a collision in a warming world (High Country News)

If you thought fracking was a water-guzzling and violent way to get the oil and gas flowing from shale, then you should check out oil shale* retorting. Earlier this month, details were made public regarding an oil shale project Chevron proposes for western Colorado. Of particular note was the amount of energy and water it will take to produce 100,000 barrels of oil per day.


June 26, 2014--To solve the water problem, we need to solve energy (Popular Science)

Within policy circles, people often bandy about the term “water-energy nexus.” Like most wonk-speak, it’s a rather complex way to express a simple relationship. Energy production requires a tremendous amount of water, almost on par with irrigated agriculture. And water production needs a lot of energy, for pumping, treating, and transportation.


June 18, 2014--Bad water policies (Aguanomics)

Here -- for your future reference -- are a few popular policies and their drawbacks: A national water strategy is usually inappropriate because it's at the wrong governance scale. The largest useful scale for governance is a watershed or catchment, which may cross national or political boundaries.


May 18, 2014--World Bank infographic & report: 'Thirsty energy - securing energy in a water-constrained world' (WaterWired)

Visit WaterWired to view the full infographic and report. For a copy of the original article stop by or write the Water Information Program at 841 East Second Avenue, Durango, CO 81301 or call (970) 247-1302.


April 20, 2014--Can co-locating utilities solve the water-energy nexus? (Water Online)

Try explaining to your children, as I have with mine, that turning on a light is akin to running a faucet. You’ll likely get a confused look, but this is perhaps the simplest example of the relationship between water and energy (the “nexus”). It’s only one side of the coin, however.


April 10, 2014--Energy-water nexus around the world and the missing link (Forbes)

The energy-water nexus is gaining traction with diverse stakeholders around the world and it is becoming increasingly clear that we cannot plan for our planet’s future if we do not consider energy and water together.


March 30, 2014--On oil-water nexus (Arab News)

In addition to the conventional energy market issues, mainly oil, related to price and production, the industry seems to be gearing for a new worry — how to handle the oil-water nexus. A recent UN Water Day has a very simple message to deliver: Water needs energy and energy needs water. The interdependencies between the two is strengthened and consolidated by the day.


March 21, 2014--World faces 'water-energy' crisis (Global Post)

Surging populations and economies in the developing world will cause a double crunch in demand for water and energy in the coming decades, the UN said Friday. In a report published on the eve of World Water Day, it said the cravings for clean water and electricity were intertwined and could badly strain Earth's limited resources.


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