Global Energy Demand Affects Freshwater in Water-Scarce Countries: Study

18 Nov 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom

Energy demand in some countries can have an impact on freshwater resources well beyond their borders, and can further strain water resources in areas already grappling with scarcity, a new study has found.In the study, “Global impacts of energy demand on the freshwater resources of nations,” published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Southampton used a combined trade and hydrological model to compare freshwater consumption associated with energy production supply chains in the petroleum, gas, and electricity sectors around the world...

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