Water Energy Literature Review

Publication Date: 
September 04, 2013

Water-Energy Nexus: A Literature Review provides readers with an overview and analysis of the policy, scientific and technical research on the connections between water and energy. This review is a comprehensive survey of the literature from the academic, government and nonprofit sectors, organized around the water and energy life cycles.  It examines research and policy from energy use across the water and wastewater sectors, as well as water across the various components of the energy sector.

Critical findings are presented along with opportunities for future research in this critically important area. According to Dr. Cynthia Truelove, "the Review emphasis the need for holistic and integrated water and energy resource management at the state and federal levels to mitigate climate change. It could not be more timely, for it comes just as California is closing the gap on key regulatory issues which have impeded the conjoined savings of water and energy."

This review is published by Water in the West, a research program of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West.  

Press Release

Read the full report here

Executive Summary

Table of Contents

Introduction

Section I: Energy for Water

Section II: Water for Energy

References