Archive for November, 2010

The Watergy Conundrum

Courtesy of The Journal of Energy Security, an interesting look at what they call the water-energy conundrum: “…In recent years there has been a growing understanding and acknowledgment that water and energy issues are inseparable. This understanding did not come easily. Water and energy are as basic as it gets—access to both is critical to […]

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Solving The Watergy Crisis From The Ground Up

Via Circle of Blue, here is a recent article that I co-authored regarding an innovative bottom-up egalitarian approach to reverse America’s watergy crisis: “…Tomorrow is Election Day, marking a merciful end to countless automated robo-calls instructing us how or for whom we should vote. But believe it or not, you haven’t heard every campaign promise […]

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About This Blog And Its Author
As the scarcity of water and energy continues to grow, the linkage between these two critical resources will become more defined and even more acute in the months ahead.  This blog is committed to analyzing and referencing articles, reports, and interviews that can help unlock the nascent, complex and expanding linkages between water and energy -- The Watergy Nexus -- and will endeavor to provide a central clearinghouse for insightful articles and comments for all to consider.

Educated at Yale University (Bachelor of Arts - History) and Harvard (Master in Public Policy - International Development), Monty Simus has held a lifelong interest in environmental and conservation issues, primarily as they relate to freshwater scarcity, renewable energy, and national park policy.  Working from a water-scarce base in Las Vegas with his wife and son, he is the founder of Water Politics, an organization dedicated to the identification and analysis of geopolitical water issues arising from the world’s growing and vast water deficits, and is also a co-founder of SmartMarkets, an eco-preneurial venture that applies web 2.0 technology and online social networking innovations to motivate energy & water conservation.  He previously worked for an independent power producer in Central Asia; co-authored an article appearing in the Summer 2010 issue of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal, titled: “The Water Ethic: The Inexorable Birth Of A Certain Alienable Right”; and authored an article appearing in the inaugural issue of Johns Hopkins University's Global Water Magazine in July 2010 titled: “H2Own: The Water Ethic and an Equitable Market for the Exchange of Individual Water Efficiency Credits.”