The US Department of Energy releases water-energy nexus report

The Water-Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities

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The report identifies six strategic pillars that will serve as the foundation for coordinating R&D:
1. Optimize the freshwater efficiency of energy production, electricity generation, and end use systems
2. Optimize the energy efficiency of water management, treatment, distribution, and end use systems
3. Enhance the reliability and resilience of energy and water systems
4. Increase safe and productive use of nontraditional water sources
5. Promote responsible energy operations with respect to water quality, ecosystem, and seismic impacts
6. Exploit productive synergies among water and energy systems