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Water-energy-pollution nexus for growing cities

Kumar, P and Saroj, DP (2013) Water-energy-pollution nexus for growing cities Urban Climate.

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Abstract

Most recognised global challenges of modern times are related to energy production and consumption. The trends of energy demand for a growing world population and global urbanisation have raised serious concerns, and they are often termed as "global challenges" that include climate change, pollution and demands of clean water, food and energy. In thematic debate of the 2013 UN General Assembly in New York on "Sustainable Development and Climate Change: Practical Solutions in the Energy-Water Nexus" it was highlighted that adequate attention should be given to the importance of inter-linkages between water and energy sectors in framing the post-2015 development agenda. In fact, the implications of energy consumption in the modern world go beyond these boundaries. Therefore we argue that there is a need for establishing a broader nexus - "water-energy-pollution" - where implications of energy production, related water consumption and environmental pollution (air and water) are embedded. The notion of this integrated nexus can play an important role in systemic appraisal of energy production and consumption in growing urban environments. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Kumar, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Saroj, DPUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 27 December 2013
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.uclim.2014.07.004
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 10:53
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 17:21
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/807163

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