Water is used around the world for the production of electricity, but new research results show that there will not be enough water in the world to meet demand by 2040 if the energy and power situation does not improve before then.
Two new reports that focus on the global electricity water nexus have just been published. Three years of research show that by the year 2040 there will not be enough water in the world to quench the thirst of the world population and keep the current energy and power solutions going if we continue doing what we are doing today. It is a clash of competing necessities, between drinking water and energy demand. Behind the research is a group of researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark, Vermont Law School and CNA Corporation in the US.
In most countries, electricity is the biggest source of water consumption because the power plants need cooling cycles in order to function. The only energy systems that do not require cooling cycles are wind and solar systems, and therefore one of the primary recommendations issued by these researchers is to replace old power systems with more sustainable wind and solar systems.
The research has also yielded the surprising finding that most power systems do not even register how much water is being used to keep the systems going.
By 2020 the water issue affects 30-40% of the world
“It’s a huge problem that the electricity sector do not even realise how much water they actually consume. And together with the fact that we do not have unlimited water resources, it could lead to a serious crisis if nobody acts on it soon”, says Professor Benjamin Sovacool from Aarhus University.
The Latest on: Worldwide Water Shortage
[google_news title=”” keyword=”Worldwide Water Shortage” num_posts=”10″ blurb_length=”0″ show_thumb=”left”]
via Google News
The Latest on: Worldwide Water Shortage
- Flint water crisis charges dismissed against former governoron December 9, 2022 at 12:04 pm
A judge dismissed criminal charges against former Michigan governor Rick Snyder in the Flint water crisis, months after the state Supreme Court said indictments returned by a one-person grand jury ...
- Flint water crisis charges dismissed against ex-Gov. Snyderon December 9, 2022 at 10:46 am
A judge has dismissed criminal charges against former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder over the Flint water crisis. The Republican was charged with misdemeanor misconduct in office for allegedly failing to ...
- Michigan judge tosses charges against former governor in Flint water crisis -APon December 9, 2022 at 9:47 am
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) -A Michigan judge on Friday dismissed charges against former Governor Rick Snyder in connection with the Flint water crisis, several months after the ...
- How washing my hands with ‘toilet water’ cut my water bills in halfon December 9, 2022 at 9:11 am
The Sink Twice toilet sink saves water, saves money and makes hand-washing fun. What better way to help save the environment?
- UNICEF: 12 Places In The World That Need More Humanitarian Support Nowon December 9, 2022 at 6:40 am
UNICEF responds to hundreds of emergencies. Here are 12 underfunded crises where donor support is urgently required.
- Children’s Tylenol shortage cause for concern amid tripledemic. Here’s what parents can doon December 9, 2022 at 6:30 am
Just months after a formula shortage rocked parents’ world this summer, decreased availability of acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) for children is drawing concerns amid a ...
- Global Summit Tries to Slow Biodiversity Crisis as Species Wink Out around the Worldon December 7, 2022 at 10:42 am
Negotiators have gathered in Montreal for a United Nations summit aimed at hammering out a Paris-style agreement to halt and reverse global biodiversity loss by 2030 ...
- What's At Stake as Nations Gather To Stave off the Global Biodiversity Crisison December 7, 2022 at 7:25 am
The decade's most important negotiations to protect nature and wildlife kick off this week in Canada. Ambitious goals are on the table, but success is not guaranteed.
- Europe’s water crisis is much worse than we thoughton December 6, 2022 at 3:30 am
Wenn du mich siehst, dann weine, read the inscription on a “Hunger Stone” exposed on a bank of the River Elbe in the Czech Republic: “If you see me, then weep.” Still, as bad as the drought appeared ...
- UN Forum to Coordinate Efforts to Address Global Water Shortageson December 5, 2022 at 4:00 pm
With extreme weather costing hundreds of billions a year and fears that by 2050, one in four people will be living in a country affected by severe water shortages, a global conference has been ...
via Bing News