Nexus in the Media // Archive 2017

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GreenMedia // Understanding the Water-Energy Nexus

The Water-Energy Nexus refers to the interconnectedness of our water and energy systems. Energy is required to extract, convey and deliver water of appropriate quality for diverse human uses, and again to treat wastewaters prior to their return to the environment. Thermoelectric power generation both withdraws large quantities of water for cooling and dissipates tremendous quantities of primary energy due to inefficiencies in converting thermal energy to electricity (“withdrawn” water is...

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San Francisco Chronicle // Oil companies face deadline to stop polluting California groundwater

Seven oil companies, including petroleum giant Chevron, have been given until the end of the week by state officials to stop their decades-old practice of injecting oily wastewater into Central Valley aquifers or face penalties. None of the aquifers is now used for drinking water, but environmentalists say they could be tapped in the future.

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Science Alert // This Dutch town will grow its own food, live off-grid, and handle its own waste

A new vision of a more sustainable 'integrated neighbourhood' community is being implemented in the Netherlands, with the first of a series of high-tech farm villages set to be completed next year. The project, being built just outside of Amsterdam, is the brainchild of California-based developer ReGen Villages, and after its pilot community is finished in 2017, the company plans to bring the concept to Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Germany.

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