Our world faces enormous challenges. Water, energy and food will become ever scarcer in future, especially in poor countries. Although solutions can be found for many of the impending problems, the measures taken to tackle one problem impact on other sectors — often with negative consequences. Conflicts of objectives arise. Thus, more food or energy has, so far, come at a high cost: rising water consumption. And this is only one example of the contradictory relationships at work.// more
Is there a contradiction between providing secure access to water and energy and supplying sufficient food to the world's growing population? The answer right now is: in many cases, yes! In many situations throughout the world it is becoming clear that increases in the supply of water or food or energy only come at the expense of one or both of the other resources.// more
Good management of water and sanitation is a precondition for sustainable development. It underpins the three pillars of sustainable development and also contributes to a green economy and to poverty eradication. These are compelling reasons to address water and sanitation challenges in UNCSD2012. UNSGAB believes that the global community must make progress on three major water and sanitation challenges during UNCSD2012.// more
The United Nations University carries out research and training on numerous water-related issues. Using the latest evidence-based research, the institutes feed into policy planning worldwide. Essentially, UNU FLORES provides economic, political and social recommendations to help ensure human development, survival and welfare.// more
An Integrated Approach to Understanding China's Resource Challenges// more
This comprehensive report of the U.S. Department of Energy introduces background information on the water-energy nexus in the United States of America. It identifies concerns regarding the water demands of energy production, and discusses opportunities for addressing water use and management in the context of energy production and use.
For the past century, America has invested significant research, development, and construction funding to develop both fresh...
10 Things You Should Know// more