Water and Energy Nexus: A Literature Review

Water in the West, a Stanford University partnership between the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West, published a literature review in August on the water and energy nexus.  The review uses a water–energy life cycle approach to study related literature from the academic, government, and nonprofit sectors in order to evaluate the current state in the water–energy research field.  It covers research on energy used in the processes of water extraction, conveyance, treatment, and distribution, as well as water use in energy activities such as natural gas extraction, thermoelectric generation, and biofuel transportation.

To see the full literature review, visit http://bit.ly/WatEngLitRev.