Energy and Climate

Watershed Model

Mapping Water Availability in the Western US

In the majority of western US regions, freshwater availability is a challenging factor for developing new power plants. In some basins, surface and/or groundwater may be available through permitting with the state water-management agency, alternatively water might be purchased and transferred out of its current use to another, or nontraditional water sources can be captured […]

Energy and Water in the Western and Texas Interconnects

On March 23, 2011, in

Background Objectives Tasks Benefits/ Outcomes Collaborators Links Documents Data Portal Water Scarcity Impacts Energy Production In the United States the energy sector accounts for approximately 41% of daily fresh water withdrawals and 49% of total overall daily water withdrawals for the following energy-related uses: Hydroelectric power generation Thermoelectric power plant cooling and air emissions control […]