Mapping The Energy-Water Nexus around the Pacific Rim
Sandia National Laboratories
In efforts to better inform the energy-water nexus dialogue, this paper builds on and extends the previously noted work in three important ways. First, water used in energy production is mapped across multiple economies and multiple use cases (e.g., thermoelectric power, fuel processing) at a subnational level to distinguish variability within economies. Second, the water used in energy production is put in context by drawing comparison with published measures of water risk (WRI 2015). Third, the energy used to lift, move and treat water is mapped across multiple economies and multiple use cases (e.g., wastewater services, desalination) at a subnational level.