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Thirsty Energy - Energy and Water's Interdependence

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http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/01/16/infographic-thirsty-energy-energy-and-water-interdependence

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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.

These interdependencies complicate possible solutions and make a compelling case to expeditiously improve integrated water and energy planning in order to avoid unwanted future scenarios. ... Read more about Thirsty Energy - Energy and Water's Interdependence

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Michael Russell

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Michael Russell

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Cary Lowe

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Cary Lowe

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Attorney & Mediator – Law Office of Cary Lowe

Cary D. Lowe co-chaired the Water Policy Implementation Task Force and is a California land use lawyer with 35 years of experience representing property owners, land developers, builders, public agencies, Indian tribes, citizen groups and non-profit organizations, in connection with a broad range of land use and environmental issues. In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Lowe holds a Ph.D. in urban planning and has been admitted to the American Institute of Certified Planners. ... Read more about Cary Lowe

Resilient Cities 07: Planning Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems

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Resilient Cities Team

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Resilient Cities 07: Planning Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems ... Read more about Resilient Cities 07: Planning Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems

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US Groundwater Declines More Widespread Than Commonly Thought

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Lakis Polycarpou
Trends in groundwater levels observed between 1949 and 2009. Negative (red/orange) indicates decline in groundwater level, while positive (blue) indicates a rise in groundwater level. Source: Columbia Water Center
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Groundwater levels are dropping across a much wider swath of the United States than is generally discussed, according to a new report from the Columbia Water Center. ... Read more about US Groundwater Declines More Widespread Than Commonly Thought

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More Crop Per Drop

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Danielle Nierenberg
All over the world farmers are using innovative practices to utilize water more efficiently and in lesser quantities to produce more nutritious foods
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This Saturday, March 22nd, the world celebrates World Water Day. Water and agriculture are inextricably interlinked and interdependent. Agriculture is a major user of both ground and surface water for irrigation—accounting for about 70 percent of water withdrawal worldwide. ... Read more about More Crop Per Drop

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Growing global thirst for energy threatens water supplies

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Claire Provost
Energy production accounts for almost 15% of global water usage.
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Growing demand for energy will put increasing pressure on the world's already strained water resources, particularly in developing and emerging economies, the UN has warned. ... Read more about Growing global thirst for energy threatens water supplies

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Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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European Geosciences Union - See Abstract
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Abstract. There is growing concern in Europe about the possible rise in the severity and frequency of extreme drought events as a manifestation of climate change. In order to plan suitable adaptation strategies it is important for decision makers to know how drought conditions will develop at regional scales. This paper therefore addresses the issue of future developments in streamflow drought characteristics across Europe. ... Read more about Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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World Bank launches Thirsty Energy Initiative

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Diego J. Rodriguez
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Thirsty Energy – World Bank launches global initiative on Energy and Water

Dear colleagues and friends,

Last week, on 22 January 2014, the World Bank formally launched its global initiative at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2014 in Abu Dhabi: Thirsty Energy ... Read more about World Bank launches Thirsty Energy Initiative

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