Technology Convergence Resolving Water-Energy Challenges

Dublin, Dec. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Technology Convergence Resolving Water-Energy Challenges" report to their offering.

Challenges due to the water-energy nexus are of great importance, considering the indispensable nature of water and energy. The impact of water-energy challenges has increased due to factors such as climate change, population growth and lifestyle changes. Certain regions are especially more at risk due to factors such as geography, limited freshwater sources and demographics.

For this research report, four regions -- USA, Middle East, India, and China - have been identified for a region-wise analysis of water-energy challenges. A snapshot of technologies addressing water-energy challenges has been presented along with stakeholder analysis, examples of technology convergence and innovations in the industry, a region-wise opportunity evaluation for technology adoption, and a technology roadmap up to and beyond 2020.

Key Findings

1. Climate change, population growth and lifestyle changes are major factors that highly impact the 3 water-energy nexus and can aggravate the water-energy challenge. Shale gas extraction in waterscarce regions is a major contributor to water-energy challenges. Water trade may change the extent of water-energy challenges of a particular region.

2. Four regions that have critical water-energy challenges are the USA, Middle East, India, and China. Solutions to the water-energy challenge cannot be generalized and each region has technologies that are more suitable or applicable for the region.

3. Six types of technology that contribute to solving the water-energy challenge have been identified - renewable energy (RE)-based desalination; technologies in hydraulic fracturing; technologies for thermal power plants; water efficiency, wastewater treatment and recovery; and energy efficiency.

4. Technologies addressing the water-energy nexus are based on 3 broad concepts, namely Reduce; Recycle and Recovery; and Zero-Water/Zero-Energy.

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