Rapid and important developments in the area of energy - water nexus over the last two to three years have been significant. This new edition of Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities is timely and continues to highlight the inextricable link between water and energy, providing an up-to-date overview of the subject with helpful detailed summaries of the technical literature. Water and Energy has been up-dated throughout and major changes are: new chapters on global warming and fossil fuels, including shale gas and fracking.the consequences of the Deepwater Horizon accident in the Mexican Gulf and the Niger Delta oil spills.New developments in hydropowercontinued competition between food, water and energy Water and Energy Threats and Opportunities, 2e creates an awareness of the important couplings between water and energy. It shows how energy is used in all the various water cycle operations and demonstrates how water is used and misused in all kinds of energy production and generation.Population increase, climate change and an increasing competition between food and fuel production create enormous pressures on both water and energy availability. Since there is no replacement for water, water security looks more crucial than energy security. This is true not only in developing countries but also in the most advanced countries. For example, the western parts of the USA suffer from water scarcity that provides a real security threat.Uttarakhand flood disaster made worse by existing hydropower projects, expert commission says. ... www. chinadialogue.net/article/show/single/en/6753-Why- India-and-China-should-leave-the-YarlungTsangpo-alone (accessed on 25 Nov.
|Title||:||Water and Energy: Threats and Opportunities - Second Edition|
|Publisher||:||IWA Publishing - 2015-06-15|