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The Global Challenges -- Energy-Water Nexus and Climate Change

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The Global Challenge – Making The World Work For Everyone

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The Global Challenge is a participatory educational simulation developed to help create solutions to the uneven distribution of global resources.

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World Bank launches Thirsty Energy Initiative

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http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/557231435853181936/Thirsty-Energy-general-update-February-2015.pdf
The Water-Energy Challenge Water and energy are interlinked. Significant amounts of water are needed in almost all energy generation processes, from generating hydropower, to cooling and other purposes in thermal power plants, to extracting and processing fuels. Conversely, the water sector needs energy to extract, treat and transport water. Both energy and water are used in the production of crops, including those used to generate energy through biofuels.

Relating: Energy, Water, Food and Climate Change

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John Beddington’s Perfect Storm -- http://climatica.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Figure4-600x600.jpg

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John Beddington’s Perfect Storm

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This device pulls drinking water straight out of the air — and it runs entirely on the sun’s energy

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Chelsea Harvey
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A solar-powered water harvesting device, constructed with a metal organic framework. Unlike other types of water capture devices, this design is able to work under low-humidity conditions. (Hyunho Kim, Evelyn Wang)

A new kind of water-capturing device could be a game-changer for some of the world'€s driest places. It can pull water vapor out of the air at humidity as low as 20 percent €- conditions that may be seen in the Sahara desert during its hottest months €- and it can operate entirely off-grid, just using the ambient power of the sun. ... Read more about This device pulls drinking water straight out of the air — and it runs entirely on the sun’s energy

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Electric car boom fuels interest in Bolivia’s fragile salt flats

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www.theguardian.com - Max Opray
Bolivia’s lithium carbonate contains high levels of magnesium, making the extraction process difficult and costly. Photograph: Alamy
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Demand for the metal used in electric car batteries has surged. But extraction could threaten the fragile ecosystem of the world’s largest salt flat.

Demand for lithium – which is used in pharmaceuticals, fertilisers, and smartphone and electric car batteries – has surged in the past year, ahead of an anticipated boom in electric cars, and is projected to outstrip supply by 20 ... Read more about Electric car boom fuels interest in Bolivia’s fragile salt flats

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Linking Renewables Between Nations Fosters Trade, Cooperation and Peace

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Peter Meisen

Linking Renewables Between Nations Fosters Trade, Cooperation and Peace

Peter Meisen speaking about GENI at 2016 Rotary International Peace Conference in Ontario, California, USA ... Read more about Linking Renewables Between Nations Fosters Trade, Cooperation and Peace

Geodesign Session 5 Road Map

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As the demand for freshwater and energy increases in San Diego County and Northern Baja, the fresh water supply continues to shrink while energy generation remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Due to these opposing trends in supply and demand, it becomes increasingly imperative to identify solutions that move these communities to their preferred state in which they are largely reliant on renewable energy and use water sustainably. Large-scale energy solutions include wind power, one of the must abundant sources of energy in these regions. ... Read more about Geodesign Session 5 Road Map

Geodesign Session 5 Road Map

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As the demand for freshwater and energy increases in San Diego County and Northern Baja, the fresh water supply continues to shrink while energy generation remains heavily dependent on fossil fuels. Due to these opposing trends in supply and demand, it becomes increasingly imperative to identify solutions that move these communities to their preferred state in which they are largely reliant on renewable energy and use water sustainably. Large-scale energy solutions include wind power, one of the must abundant sources of energy in these regions. ... Read more about Geodesign Session 5 Road Map

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