This analytical report focuses on the nexus water-energy, in particular water for energy, and examines the water requirements of power generation. Section 1 of the document examines the existing models, literature, and management frameworks on the nexus, as it seeks to determine what gaps exist. Section 2 describes the water demands of power generation in order to identify potential areas of future uncertainty and delineate areas where integrated energy-water management may improve the reliability of operating power plants and the viability of proposed schemes. Section 3 describes possible solutions that may alleviate challenges resulting from the link between energy and water by improving energy efficiency and integrating water resources management into energy planning.

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Organization: WB, Water Partnership Programme

Topics: Energy, Water, Technology

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2013

Language: English