Perspectives on Water-Energy Nexus Modeling (Via Science Trends)
In a world of ever-increasing pressures on natural resources, water and energy issues are essential sustainability concerns.
A significant share of global water resources are used for energy production and overexploitation is seen in many regions affecting not just quantities but also contributes to degraded water quality and low sustainability.
At the same time, the demand for energy increases globally not least in the developing world, where population and economy growths are seen in conjunction with a shift and demand towards higher standards of living. Non-renewable energy sources typically use vast quantities of water, mainly related to the cooling of turbines, and while there is a focus on introducing renewable energy sources, many developing regions still depend on traditional water consuming technologies...read more.