The relevance of the water-energy nexus for EU policies: About modelling the energy, water and food nexus

Modelling the interactions between energy, water and food is important because the three resources are interdependent, and changes in one sector, as a result of policies, climate change or growing demands, can have serious implications for the others. These concerns become more critical as populations grow and regions develop, with corresponding increases in consumption and pollution. Energy systems need water throughout their lifecycles, during raw material extraction, power plant cooling, hydropower generation and biofuel irrigation, for example.  To learn more,  check out the corresponding article 

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