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Rising energy demands could see the energy sector's water footprint increase by 66%

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

Increases in global energy requirements could lead to a rise in the energy sector's water footprint of up to 66% in the next 20 years, new research suggests. As part of a sustainable future, any energy mix must enable a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, some renewable sources, such as biofuels and large-scale hydropower, have large water footprints, a factor which must also be http://ec.europa.eu -

Iran's energy minister: Condition of country's water resources extremely critical

Posted By misspersian in Planning and Management

The situation of water resources in Iran has passed beyond the critical condition.At present, 96 billion cubic meters of the country's total 120 billion cubic meters of renewable water resources is being consumed annually. If 40-60 percent of renewable water resources is consumed in any country, that country is said to be in a critical condition!

During the past decade, precipitations have dec http://en.trend.az -

Israeli Water, Mideast Peace?

Posted By misspersian in Planning and Management

Nuclear proliferation, religious militancy and income inequality are all major threats to Middle East stability. Sadly, a new one is brewing: water scarcity.

The human causes are clear: rapid population growth, antiquated infrastructure, the over-pumping of aquifers, inefficient crop practices and pollution from fertilizer and pesticides. Then there are the factors that climate change is accel http://www.nytimes.com -

Will Water Constrain Our Energy Future?

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

- The world's energy systems are inextricably linked with water systems.
- With demand rising for both resources, water scarcity can threaten the long-term viability of energy projects and hinder development.
- To mitigate the risks of the challenge, the World Bank has launched Thirsty Energy, a global initiative to help countries prepare for an uncertain future now by quantifying tradeof http://www.worldbank.org -

The Conditions for Successful Collaboration over Water Policy: Substance versus Process

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

Collaborative negotiation has been widely-used for developing water policy. Nevertheless, a serious lacuna remains in our understanding of the factors that determine whether the negotiators in this bargaining process will be able to reach agreement. This paper argues that this failure results because the literature has focused on the process that is followed in negotiations, to the virtual exclus http://econ.ucalgary.ca -

Exogenous regulatory institutions for sustainable common pool resource management: Application to groundwater

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

his paper focuses on introducing and comparing various types of external regulatory institutions for management of common pool resources (CPRs), namely the quota-based management, resource status-based management, tax-based management, and bankruptcy management institutions. The performance of these regulatory institutions in a heterogeneous set of physical conditions is demonstrated using a styl http://elsarticle.com -

California Water Map (Thirst Edition)

Posted By aqua in Planning and Management

There's only so many acre-feet of water jargon the public can absorb during a drought. Here's a primer that avoids wading into cubic-feet-per-second, appropriative water rights, overdraft, conjunctive water use and the like. http://californiawaterblog.files.wordpress.com -

Editorial: Sustainability Monitoring and Assessment: New Challenges Require New Thinking - WaterWired

Posted By aqua in Planning and Management

Kaveh Madani, one of the smartest people in the room when it comes to water resources, sustainability, and hydrosystems modeling, and Peder Hjorth (Lund University, Sweden) just published an editorial in ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.

Sustainable development has become a popular concept in recent years. The threats of global climate change and a looming water crisis http://aquadoc.typepad.com -

Iran's biggest threat is a continuous waste of remaining water resources

Posted By misspersian in Planning and Management

Currently, Iran is facing several economic problems such as a high rate of inflation, unemployment as well as stagnation which officials used to link to foreign factors such as western imposed sanctions. However, there is another problem which has very little to do with outside forces. It is the threat of losing any remaining water resources.
The country ranks first in the world for wasting wate http://www.azernews.az -