There is growing concern over the future availability of water for electricity generation. Because of a rapidly growing population coupled with an arid climate, the Western United States faces a particularly acute water/energy challenge, as installation of new electricity capacity is expected to be required in the areas with the most limited water availability. Electricity trading is anticipated to be an important strategy for avoiding further local water stress, especially during drought and in the areas with the most rapidly growing populations.
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- Environmental engineering
- electricity grid
- virtual water
- Water-power--West (U.S.)--Management.
- Water-supply--West (U.S.)--Management.
- Water demand management--West (U.S.)
- Water demand management
- Drought management--West (U.S.)
- Drought management
- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2013Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 82-88)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Civil and environmental engineering