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Climate Adaptation Informatics: Water Stress on Power Production

Topics: Energy, Water/Wastewater,

This article examines water stress on thermoelectric power production, considering that electricity usage across the U.S. is anticipated to grow by about 0.8 percent each year until 2040. Specifically, it addresses issues of nonstationarity and variability in understanding water stress and water security as a whole. It approaches these and other challenges with a framework which quantifies power production that is at risk at more local levels, where water is scarcer, for the development of appropriate adaptation strategies.

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