Reducing Energy’s Water Footprint: Driving a Sustainable Energy Future

Thanks to Markhus Pahlow for posting this article in his Water Footprints group on The Water Network. Re-posting here as it seems like a very interesting and relevant article.

The article isBy Michael Hightower (Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories)

'Historically, energy infrastructures around the world were commonly developed within a context of unconstrained water resource availability. Increasingly, however, unsustainable uses of water resources, population dynamics and migration patterns, and climate change impacts on precipitation and the environment are all altering the baseline supplies of water across the globe. These factors are affecting new energy generation needs, the timing and spatial patterns of energy demand, and the risk factors for energy security, reliability, and price stability.'

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