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Water in the energy industry: An introduction

Water in the energy industry: An introduction

Full Title:  Water in the energy industry: An introduction
Author(s): Ellen Williams and John Simmons
Publisher(s): BP International Ltd. Energy Sustainability Challenge
Publication Date: May 1, 2013
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Energy is essential to human civilization, and the production of energy and electrical power is dependent on water in many ways. The possible impact of regional water scarcity on choices about energy production is one of many questions being addressed in BP’s Energy Sustainability Challenge programme ( energysustainabilitychallenge), a collaboration among researchers from 13 leading universities. Their work has contributed trusted data on the implications on land, minerals, water and ecosystems of different energy pathways, and the sensitivity of these to changing patterns of demography, climate and natural resource governance. This short book is about the changing ways that we humans use water to help us obtain energy in the forms we need.

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