Thirst for power energy, water and human survival

by Webber, Michael E., 1971-

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Summary
How changing the way we think about water and energy can secure the long-term sustainability of both precious resources Although it is widely understood that energy and water are the world's two most critical resources, their vital interconnections and vulnerabilities are less often recognized. This farsighted book offers a new, holistic way of thinking about energy and water—a big picture approach that reveals the interdependence of the two resources, identifies the seriousness of the challenges, and lays out an optimistic approach with an array of solutions to ensure the continuing sustainability of both. Michael Webber, a leader and teacher in the field of energy technology and policy, explains how energy and water supplies are linked and how problems in either can be crippling for the other. He shows that current population growth, economic growth, climate change, and short-sighted policies are likely to make things worse. Yet, Webber asserts, more integrated planning with long-term sustainability in mind can avert such a daunting future. Combining anecdotes and personal stories with insights into the latest science of energy and water, he identifies a hopeful path toward wise long-range water-energy decisions and a more reliable and abundant future for humanity.
Contents
Healthy, wealthy, and free
Energy
Water
Water for energy
Energy for water
Constraints
Trends
Technical solutions
Nontechnical solutionsd.

Additional Information
Subjects Energy development
Renewable energy sources
Power resources
Water-supply Management
Water resources development Environmental aspects
Water-power
Nature
Science
Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Yale University Press2016
2016
Other Titles Energy, water and human survival
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-220) and index.
ISBN 9780300221060
9780300221060
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