How will future ways to produce energy impact water supply?
Some results from the study
"The Water Demand of Energy: Implications for Sustainable Energy Policy Development"
by Saeed Hadian and Kaveh Madani (2013)
"Global energy consumption is estimated to rise from 77 million BTU (81.2 GJ) per capita in 2012 to 91 million BTU (96 GJ) per capita in 2035, resulting in 40% increase in global energy use in the next two decades "
"In the U.S., the energy sector is expected to be the fastest growing water consuming sector, being responsible for 85% of the increase in domestic water consumption in the 2005-2030 period "
A discussion of the study:
link to pdf version of the paper by Hadian and Madani (2013):