Implementation

Book // Clean Water Using Solar and Wind: Outside the Power Grid

By Gustaf Olsson. Solar photo-voltaic (PV) and wind offer to bring both clean energy and clean water to remote regions and peri-urban areas in the world, outside the conventional electric grids. This book aims to show how clean water and clean energy are reachable for all while contributing to both a better climate and a healthier life.

“This book truly deepens our understanding of the water-energy nexus.” Professor Peter D. Lund, Aalto University, Finland

One out of seven people has no electric power available that would bring light to the home, cook the food, pump to access water and purify or re-use it. Off-grid systems are scalable and can be designed to any size, from household to village and community levels. The renewable energy cost development is remarkable and can make electric power affordable also for the poorest.

Renewables promise an end to the era where energy security is closely related to geopolitics. The expenditure is up-front capital cost while “fuel” is free. With renewables, there is no geopolitical pressure where one country has deposits of a fossil fuel while another does not.

Table of contents

Preface and Guide for the Reader 

Part I: Water and Energy – A Human Right 

Chapter 1: Water and energy – for all 

Chapter 2: Towards sustainability goals

Chapter 3: The renewable energy revolution

Part II: Water Technologies 

Chapter 4: Water supply

Chapter 5: Water treatment 

Chapter 6: Solar thermal desalination and solar water heating

Chapter 7: Used water treatment

Part III: Renewable Energy Technologies

Chapter 8: Solar PV

Chapter 9: Wind

Chapter 10: Handling variable production

Chapter 11: Energy management systems

Part IV: Applying Renewable Energy to Water Operations

Chapter 12: Economy

Chapter 13: Land use for energy
Chapter 14: Water operations using renewables – some cases

Part V: The Future

Chapter 15: Outlook to 2030 and further

Appendix 1: Glossary 

Appendix 2: Conversion of units 

Bibliography 

 

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Scholarship // Graduate Research Assistants (Food-energy-water systems (FEWS))

The Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) has openings for two graduate students to work on an NSF-funded collaborative research project, involving seven research institutes including academia and national laboratories. The goal of this project is to explore contemporary and future challenges to food-energy-water systems (FEWS) of the Northeastern and Midwestern United States, in light of climate change and its extremes.

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SDGs

Publication // The Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Insights into resilient development

By SAB Miller and WWF (World Wildlife Fund). This collaborative report looks at 16 countries or states, comparing the ways in which their development patterns have managed their different mixes of resources and different capacities to make use of those resources.

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Ecosystems / WEFE Nexus

Publication // The Development of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus as a Framework for Achieving Resource Security: A Review

By Gareth B. Simpson and Graham P. W. Jewitt. This paper presents a study of the evolution of the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus since its rise to prominence in policy and development discourses in 2011. Drawing from an extensive review of published literature, the paper presents various interpretations of the concept while also considering the novelty of the WEF nexus.

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