A maxim for the 21st Century: Saving water saves energy. Saving energy saves water.
Turning off the faucet is one thing. But did you realize that every time you turn on the lights or plug in an appliance, you’re probably using water as well? Water plays a vital role in most forms of energy production. In fact, cutting energy consumption is a quick way to save water.
Sandia National Laboratories estimates that supplying the U.S. with electricity produced from fossil fuels and nuclear energy requires 190,000 million gallons of water each day.
Water shortages can limit our ability to create energy.
Michael Webber, associate director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Texas at Austin, discusses the link between water and energy.
Find out how water scarcity will increasingly factor into issues such as energy production and economic growth. Download a PDF of our report, Texas Water Report: Going Deeper for the Solution (PDF).