Videos

Video // The Energy-Water Nexus: Balancing Electricity Needs and Environmental Concerns

Video of Keynote Address: Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director, National Hydropower Association. The 17th Annual NCAC Washington Energy Policy Conference.

The availability of clean and reliable water resources is a critical issue across the North America and throughout the world. Electricity production is the second largest consumer of water in the United States, after agriculture. 

About the conference

The 17th Annual NCAC Washington Energy Policy Conference examined the energy-water nexus with a specific focus on water management issues relative to electric power generation and highlighted some of the most central issues related to water and electricity use: the technological opportunities and financial challenges of; the regulatory and environmental outlooks; and insights into the regional U.S. and international dynamics.

Published

Apr 2013

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SDGs

WEFE Nexus Publication // European Commission Position Paper on the WEFE Nexus and the SDGs

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) and European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) have recently launched a Position Paper on the Water, Energy, Food and Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Highlighting the key outcomes of exchanges with experts held in 2018, the Paper aims to launch a dialogue on how to operationalise the WEFE Nexus.

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Solar-powered Irrigation Systems (SPIS)

JRC Technical Report // Water-Energy-Food Nexus Interactions Assessment: Renewable Energy Sources to support Water Access and Quality in West Africa

By Kougias I., Szabó S., Scarlat N., Monforti F., Banja M., Bódis K., Moner-Girona M. Mitigating the big challenges of access to clean water, energy and poverty in Africa requires integrated solutions. The analysis of issues related to the water, energy, food and the ecosystem through a nexus approach, has attracted the interest of scientists, policy-makers and the private sector. The present Technical Report examines the potential of such an approach to create beneficial synergies between the...

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Modelling and Assessment

Holistic Water-Energy-Food Nexus for Guiding Water Resources Planning // Matagorda County, Texas Case

By Muhammed I. Kulat, Rabi H. Mohtar and Francisco Olivera. The authors developed a holistic framework to provide sustainable scenarios that include feasible infrastructure interventions. The framework focuses on water and associated links with other resources, includes a unique analytic tool for quantifying scenarios, and ultimately produces a sustainability analysis of each scenario. Optimal scenarios are offered that consider site-specific dynamic resource interlinkages. The WEF nexus model...

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