Water, Energy, and Technology: The Legal Challenges of Interdependencies and Technological Limits

43 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2015 Last revised: 4 Dec 2015

Date Written: November 12, 2015

Abstract

This chapter for a forthcoming Oxford University Press volume explores the technological tradeoffs at the water-energy nexus, especially in light of climate change. It first explores the energy demands of water supply before turning to the water demands of energy, especially electricity production. After looking at the additional challenges that climate change is creating, the chapter concludes with policy recommendations for better mediating the water-energy nexus and the many trade-offs that exist at that nexus.

Keywords: water, energy, water-energy nexus, energy-water nexus, climate change, technological limits, technological trade-offs

Suggested Citation

Craig, Robin Kundis, Water, Energy, and Technology: The Legal Challenges of Interdependencies and Technological Limits (November 12, 2015). University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 140, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2689658 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2689658

Robin Kundis Craig (Contact Author)

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