USGS Publishes Water-Energy Nexus Report

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has published a report entitled, “The Water-Energy Nexus:  An Earth Science Perspective.”  The intent of this report is to provide scientific insight to resource managers and the general public on the complex ways in which water and energy are interconnected and to highlight the important issues that affect availability and sustainability of water and energy resources in the US.  Issues analyzed and discussed in the report include freshwater availability; water use; ecosystems health; assessment of fossil-fuel, uranium, and geothermal resources; subsurface injection of wastewater and carbon dioxide and related induced seismicity; climate change and its effect on water availability and energy production; byproducts and waste streams of energy development; energy for water treatment and delivery, and more.  To read the report, visit the USGS web site.

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