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Drinking Water

Drinking or potable water refers to water that has been treated for human consumption and is safe for use without adverse health implications. Drinking water is critical to the energy-water-food nexus through the energy demands associated with its pumping, treatment and distribution and its applications in agricultureenergy productionindustry and the built environment.

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Cities and “Budget‐based” Management of the Energy‐Water‐Climate Nexus: Case Studies in Transportation Policy, Infrastructure Systems, and Urban Utility Risk Management

This article reviews city case studies to inform a framework for developing urban infrastructure design standards and policy instruments that…

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Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy (AlChE)

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3 November 2017

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Onsite Food Waste Processing as an Opportunity to Conserve Water in a Medical Facility Case Study, Abu Dhabi

This paper presents the case for soil and water conservation combined with waste recycling strategies in a desert type climate…

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Energy Procedia

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1 March 2017

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On The Waterfront

This report describes how USAID is partnering with Jordan to tackle issues arising from the water-energy-food security nexus.

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USAID

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18 March 2014

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Optimal Crop Choice, Irrigation Allocation, and the Impact of Contract Farming

The changing climate and concerns over food security are prompting a new look at the supply chain reliability of products…

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Production and Operations Management

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22 February 2013

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Overcoming Food Security Challenges within an Energy/Water/Food Nexus (EWFN) Approach

Energy Water Food Nexus (EWFN) presents a valuable approach to achieving food security with a particular focus on sustainably balancing…

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Sustainability

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21 January 2016

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Peru

This website discusses Peru’s GHG emissions, energy consumption, and water utilities. As Peru struggles to secure a reliable supply to…

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Water and Wastewater Companies for Climate Mitigation (WaCCliM)

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Southeast Asia Case Studies

This report summarizes several efforts in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance the living environment through environmentally-friendly endeavors, including water treatment,…

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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31 January 2018

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Understanding Pakistan's Water-Security Nexus

This report provides a preliminary analysis of water management within a critical national context. Pakistan’s Water-Security Nexus is the focus…

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United States Institute of Peace

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Water, Energy and Food

This educational video gives an overview of energy-water-food nexus research being done at the University of North Carolina at Chapel…

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National Science Foundation

NBC Learn

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7 February 2017

Tools and Websites

Water, Energy and Food

This educational video gives an overview of energy-water-food nexus research being done at the University of North Carolina at Chapel…

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National Science Foundation

NBC Learn

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7 February 2017

Tools and Websites

Microgrid Hub

This website is intended to help commercial and industrial companies develop low-carbon microgrids. It serves as a “a living library:…

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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Mapping The Energy-Water Nexus around the Pacific Rim

In efforts to better inform the energy-water nexus dialogue, this paper builds on and extends the previously noted work in…

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Sandia National Laboratories

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Making Sustainable Energy Choices

Economics, energy markets and policies, system performance, environmental regulations, carbon emissions, and social impacts are all important components of the…

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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1 October 2014

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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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Food Consumption and Related Water Resources in Nordic Cities

This paper quantifies this water dependency with respect to food consumption in nine cities in the five Nordic countries (Sweden,…

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Ecological Indicators

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1 March 2017

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Energy-Water Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities.

This slide presentation on the energy-water nexus’ challenges and opportunities includes information on present and future challenges and potential solutions…

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Sandia National Laboratories

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1 March 2016

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Energy-Water Nexus in Urban Industrial System

This slide presentation covers the energy-water nexus in the U.S.

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Sandia National Laboratories

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1 August 2013