The Water-Food-Energy Nexus

The Water-Food-Energy Nexus

The Water-Food-Energy Nexus

01/29/18

“What is the link between food, water, and energy?”

 

Although commonly thought of as separate issues, our use of food, water, and energy are actually highly interrelated. For example, agricultural produce is the largest consumer of freshwater resources and takes up to a quarter of energy use, while outdated energy generation techniques such as fracking consume a voluminous amount of water during operation. Because of this, the United Nations has created the concept of  The Water-Food-Energy Nexus to educate people about this phenomenon. This problem will become more apparent with the advent of an increasing population.

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