Energy and water are essential resources for addressing basic human needs such as food production and sustainable development, yet an estimated 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity, and about 800 million people get their water from sources that have not been treated or are considered too polluted for consumption. Water is a finite resource; there is only so much potable water to go around, and over the next 30 years, demands upon our limited water supply are expected to increase dramatically.
This issue will be explored in depth during World Water Week August 31 to September 5. At the 2014 World Water Week conference in Stockholm, experts from around the world will gather to discuss how to develop and manage energy and water for society and ecosystems at local, regional, national, and global levels.
In advance of World Water Week, members of the Elsevier community have created this infographic, granting free access to the research articles in the references.
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The articles used as references for this story are freely available:
- Global Environmental Change, Volume 25, March 2014, pages 16–30
- Energy Procedia, Volume 49, 2014, pages 2501–2511
- Water Research, Volume 61, 15 September 2014, pages 86–96
- Water Resources and Industry,Volumes 1–2, March–June 2013, pages 1–6
- Water Resources and Industry, Volumes 1–2, March–June 2013, pages 25–36
- Water Research, Volume 57, 15 June 2014, pages 325–338
- Energy and Buildings, Volume 80, September 2014, pages 114–119
- Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 39, May 2014, pages 35–48
- Energy Strategy Reviews, Volume 2, Issue 1, June 2013, pages 46–58
- Water Research Volume 61, 15 September 2014, pages 19–33