Energy, water and food are clearly inter-related. The production of food requires water and energy. Many forms of energy production also need water — to cool coal, nuclear and solar plants, to refine crude oil, and to produce biofuels. Energy is also needed to purify and distribute water. Managing energy poorly can thus have a detrimental impact on water supplies and agricultural production, and vice versa. The global community cannot afford to manage these three elements in silo. Instead, governments and businesses have to learn to better exploit synergies and mitigate tradeoffs among energy, water and food for sustainable development.
Dato' Sri Peter Chin Fah Kui
Minister Of Energy, Green Technology And Water, Malaysia
Executive Vice-President Strategy and Planning, Royal Dutch Shell
Prof Tommy Koh
Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
About the Summit
The Singapore Energy Summit is a high-level dialogue that brings together ministers, policymakers and business leaders to discuss global energy trends and solutions needed for the energy sector. One of the summit sub-themes is the water-energy-food security nexus.
Other summit sub-themes
-Options for the Future Energy Mix
-Financing Tomorrow's Energy Needs
-Keeping the Door to 2Â°C Open
-Connecting the Dots: Energy—Water—Food Nexus
Emphasis is given to interactive discussions and audience participation, with a real-time interactive Q&A platform where delegates can submit questions directly to panellists from their smart phones.