Energy Water Nexus

U.S. Cities Quench Growing Thirst with Saltwater

Ira Flatow interviewed Sandia’s Michael Hightower (Military and Energy Systems Analysis Dept.) for NPR’s “Science Friday,” which aired on September 13th. The program discussed the challenges associated with diminishing fresh water resources, particularly in the west.
As reservoirs disappear and wells run dry, cities around the U.S. are turning to saltwater to meet their water needs. […]

By |September 17th, 2013|Analysis, Climate, Energy, News, News & Events, Systems Analysis, Water Security|Comments Off on U.S. Cities Quench Growing Thirst with Saltwater

Water Increasingly Crucial in Energy Policies, Experts Say

Energy policymakers worldwide should look beyond supply security and environmental questions and consider water resource availability if they expect to succeed, experts said May 3 during a forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “Water has become the Achilles heel of some energy projects,” said M. Michael Hightower, head of the Water for […]

By |May 16th, 2013|Energy, News, News & Events, Systems Analysis, Systems Engineering|Comments Off on Water Increasingly Crucial in Energy Policies, Experts Say

The Energy-Water Nexus, 2012 Edition

A blistering summer this year has brought the energy-water nexus into sharp focus: how much power generation depends on water, and how much our water systems depend on power. We’ve had the hottest July on record in the continental United States, and so far 2012 ranks as the tenth-warmest year on record globally, according to […]

By |October 11th, 2012|Climate, Energy, Global Climate & Energy, Global Climate & Energy, News, News & Events, Nuclear Energy, Water Security|Comments Off on The Energy-Water Nexus, 2012 Edition

Energy and Water in the Western and Texas Interconnects

By |March 23rd, 2011|Comments Off on Energy and Water in the Western and Texas Interconnects