Ensuring the Resiliency of Our Future Water and Energy Systems

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"As the Energy Department pursues our important mission areas ofclimate change, energy security and environmental responsibility, we must take into account dynamic interactions among our energy system, the population, the economy, other infrastructure systems and natural resources. One crucial interaction is that between our present-day energy and water systems.

The Energy Department's new report --The Water-Energy Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities-- examines this interaction, and lays out several technical and operational challenges at local, regional and national scales. The report notes that water scarcity, variability and uncertainty are becoming more prevalent, potentially leading to vulnerabilities within the U.S. energy system. Changes brought on by population growth, technological advances and policy developments are increasing the urgency for informed action."

Read more @http://www.energy.gov/articles/ensuring-resiliency-our-future-water-and-energy-systems