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Nexus Policies in Europe // The Relevance of the Water-Energy Nexus for EU Policies

Energy and water systems depend on each other in many ways. Most energy and climate projections suggest that the water-energy nexus will be affected by the shifting availability of water resources due to climate change and the increasing penetration of non-dispatchable renewable energy sources. It is crucial to estimate these impacts: water resources shall be accurately incorporated into power systems operations and planning, water use shall be integrated into large-scale grid analyses, and market design studies will have to consider the value of water. This magazine gives an overview of EU policies and projects.

Content

  • Forword: The relevance of the water-energy nexus for EU policies
  • The Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus project at the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), by Giovanni Bidoglio
  • About energy and water diplomacy, by Carmen Marques & Beata Slominska
  • Quantifying the trade-offs in the water and energy nexus, by Anna Delgado and Diego Rodoríguez
  • Energy’s role in achieving universal access to clean water and sanitation, Molly A. Walton
  • About modelling the energy, water and food nexus, by Pedro Linares & Zarrar Khan
  • European Climatic Energy Mixes: a proof-of-concept climate service to assess future renewable energy mixes in Europe within the Copernicus Climate Change Service, by Alberto Troccoli
  • About the WANDEL project, by Martina Flörke & Zita Sebesvari
  • Seeking sustainable CLEWs – Climate, Land, Energy and Water Strategies: An integrated systems approach to meet sustainable development challenges, by Marc Howells
  • How RES-based desalination may help to meet water needs in the EU, by Soteris Kalogirou

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October 2018

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SETIS Magazine No. 18

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Infographics

Video // Water, Energy, Food - Nexus Thinking Explained

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Casos de Buenas Prácticas en Chile y el Perú // La Eficiencia en el Uso del Agua y la Energía en los Procesos Mineros

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Lineamientos de Políticas Públicas // Un Mejor Manejo de las Interrelaciones del Nexo entre el Agua, la Energía y la Alimentación

Por Antonio Embid y Liber Martín. Este estudio tiene como principal objeto la formulación de lineamientos de política pública para mejorar el manejo de las interrelaciones del Nexo entre el agua, la energía y la alimentación en América Latina y el Caribe. Tras una introducción general, se analizan las características globales de la aplicación de las políticas públicas al Nexo, con especial atención a sus componentes supraestatal, nacional y local.

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