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Mapping Water Availability in the Western US

The Rio Grande River north of Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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 [...]

By |September 16th, 2014|Capabilities, Climate, Global Climate & Energy, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Water Security|Comments Off on Mapping Water Availability in the Western US

Energy and Water in the Western and Texas Interconnects

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 Energy-resource extraction, refining, and processing The Energy Information Administration [...]

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