On December 6th 2013, William Lubega and Prof. Amro M. Farid attended the Complex Systems Design & Management Conference in Paris, France. William Lubega presented the jointly written paper entitled: “An engineering systems model for the quantitative analysis of the energy-water nexus”.
This work builds upon the Reference Architecture for the Energy-Water Nexus recently published in the IEEE Systems Journal. In our last blogpost, and as shown in the figure below, we described that this work provided a graphical representation of the energy-water nexus to qualitatively identify the couplings of energy and water. The CSD&M paper was the first step in the quantification of this qualitative model using the bond graph modeling methodology. As such, it could begin to answer questions about the energy intensity of the water supply chain and the water intensity of the energy supply chain in a rigorous and systematic framework.
The aim of the CSD&M 2013 conference is to cover as completely as possible the field of complex systems sciences & practices. It equally welcomes scientific and industrial contributions.
A full reference list of energy-water nexus research at LIINES can be found on the LIINES publication page: http://amfarid.scripts.mit.edu
LIINES Website: http://amfarid.scripts.mit.edu