E211A: Nexus of Water, Land and Energy in a Sustainable World

Are we running out of energy, land and water? Although the total land area and the volume of water remain constant, their use is under pressure. Energy consumption also increases. Growing population, increasing demand for food, expanding cities, quest for energy, industrialization, and irrational policy are all contributing towards global and local stresses. We will explore the challenges to the availability of water, energy and land as well as potential solutions to the impending crises. We will discuss new technologies for water management, energy production and consumption, and land stewardship. Case studies related to the developing water-land-energy nexus will be presented.