THE WATER - ENERGY - FOOD NEXUS IN THE FACE OF THE CHANGING GLOBAL CLIMATE

THE WATER - ENERGY - FOOD NEXUS IN THE FACE OF THE CHANGING GLOBAL CLIMATE
Posted: 1 Aug 2014
Primary Committee:
Energy Development and Power Generation
Chair:
M. Luiken, Luiken International Inc.
Session Type:
Panel
Slides: 117

The debate on Climate Change has been changing from whether our climate is changing to - by how much and how quickly.
The Word Economic Forum Global Risks Report 2011 declared Risks/focus 3: the water - food - energy nexus. The 2013 report identifies Water Supply Crises and Rising Greenhouse Gas Emissions as 2 of the top 5 risks likely to manifest in the next 10 years with Water Supply Crises and Failure of Climate Change Adaptation being 2 of the top 5 risks with the highest impact. Exploring new systems approaches with a climate-smart mind-set, this panel will discuss: The resource and supply interplay between energy and water: energy is required to supply water to residential customers, industry, power generation, to trans- port water and treat waste water versus water is required for many modes of energy generation. Sufficient water and energy enable food supply for growing populations.

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