Water and electricity are inextricably linked in what is often called the energy-water nexus. Yet little work has been done to address this work from an engineering systems perspective. Towards that end, William Lubega and Prof. Amro M. Farid have authored their second paper of the year on the topic. Entitled “Powering and Watering Agriculture: Application of Energy-Water Nexus Planning“, the work provides a first look at how the quantitative planning of the energy-water nexus can potentially be applied to systematic planning of agricultural capacity. This link can ultimately shed greater light on the emerging issue of energy-food-water nexus. The work presented on Tuesday October 22nd 2013 at the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in San Jose, CA. The IEEE GHTC is a forum for technologists to share their efforts in research, development and technology deployment to directly benefit humanity especially in the developing world.
Full text of the paper and previous work may be found through the LIINES Website publications page under paper code [EWN-C06].
LIINES Website: http://amfarid.scripts.mit.edu