Water-Energy Nexus

Water-Energy Nexus

The interdependencies among water and energy resources and infrastructure.

Water Cycle or Water Use Cycle

The movement of water from its source through to conveyance, treatment, distribution, end-use, discharge, re-treatment, re-use and ultimate discharge.

Embedded Energy in Water

The sum of energy inputs along the segments of the water use cycle: to collect, produce, transport, treat and deliver water, and to collect, treat and dispose of wastewater.

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