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Fertilizer and Pesticides

Fertilizers and pesticides are necessary to increase crop production to meet growing demand. The most energy intensive requirement of modern agricultural is the use of synthetic agricultural chemicals developed from fossil fuels (Energy in Synthetic Fertilizers and Pesticides, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1994).

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Assessing the Feasibility of Using Produced Water for Irrigation in Colorado

This research explores which counties in Colorado may be best suited to reusing produced water for agriculture based on a…

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Science of the Total Environment

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1 November 2018

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Energy-Water Nexus Crosscut

The Energy-Water Nexus Crosscut Team (originally called the Water-Energy Tech Team) was formed in late 2012 to address these issues.…

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U.S. Department of Energy

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Grace Communications Foundation: Nexus Food, Water and Energy

This website examines the “nexus” of where food, water and energy systems intersect. It takes water (lots of it) to…

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Grace Communications Foundation

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Opportunities for Renewable Energy in the Australian Water Sector

This study has evaluated the opportunities, barriers and current trends for renewable energy use in order to identify priority areas…

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Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)

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1 November 2015

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Pacific Institute: Water-Energy Nexus

The Pacific Institute is a global water think tank that combines science-based thought leadership with active outreach to influence local,…

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Pacific Institute

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Overview of the Water-Energy Nexus in the United States

This report provides overview information about the nexus between water and energy and provides a summary of state legislation addressing…

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National Conference of State Legislatures

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19 February 2014

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PV Water Pumping for Carbon Sequestration in Dry Land Agriculture

This paper is inspired by theory related to the water-food-energy-climate nexus and suggests a novel model, suited for analyzing carbon…

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Energy Procedia

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Reusing Oil and Gas Produced Water for Irrigation of Food Crops in Drylands

Water scarcity affects drylands, threatening their food security, while the oil and gas industry produces significant and increasing volumes of…

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Agricultural Water Management

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30 July 2018

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U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)-Key Issues: Energy-Water Nexus

This website provides resources on water and energy. Water is needed for energy development and generation, and energy is required…

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U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

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Node and Regime: Interdisciplinary Analysis of Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Mekong Region

This report re-examines the findings and recommendations of a major nexus research-for-development project in the Mekong region. It shows that…

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Water Alternatives

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Multi-objective Optimization for Analysis of Changing Trade-offs in the Nepalese Water-Energy-Food Nexus with Hydropower Development

This report proposes a spatially explicit framework that couples two well-established water and power system models to develop a decision…

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Water (journal)

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24 February 2017

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Modeling the Hydropower-Food Nexus in Large River Basins: A Mekong Case Study

The hydropower-food supply nexus in the Mekong River basins is assessed here in an influence model. This shows how altering…

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Water (journal)

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28 September 2016

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Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation

The Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation (WaCCliM) project is demonstrating that the water sector can reduce greenhouse gas…

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Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation (WaCCliM)

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Implementation and Case Studies

The Water, Energy & Food Security Resource Platform is an independent information and facilitating platform. Highlighting the interdependencies between achieving…

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Nexus- The Water

Energy & Food Security Platform

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Renewable Energy in the Water, Energy & Food Nexus

Providing the broad analysis that has been lacking on the interactions of renewables within water and food sectors. Building on…

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International Renewable Energy Agency

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1 January 2015

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Food, Fracking, and Freshwater: The Potential for Markets and Cross-sectoral Investments to Enable Water Conservation

This analysis employs an original water and cost model to evaluate the water market in Texas and the potential for…

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Water

Date:

30 January 2016

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West-Wide Analysis of the Energy-Water Nexus.

The western U.S. is home to many of the nation’s fastest growing cities. Accompanying this growth is the increasing demand…

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Sandia National Laboratories

Date:

1 June 2011

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West-Wide Analysis of the Energy-Water Nexus.

The western U.S. is home to many of the nation’s fastest growing cities. Accompanying this growth is the increasing demand…

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Sandia National Laboratories

Date:

1 June 2011