Archive for December, 2018

The Underground Energy-Water Nexus

Via Yale’s Center for Busienss and Environment, a report on undergroung watergy: Why hasn’t saving water as a way of saving energy had its day in the sun yet in the United States? At Horizon18 in Boston on Oct. 11, speakers at the session “Smart Water Solutions and the Energy-Water Nexus” reflected on the sparkle […]

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Watergy Nexus Gets $100 Million From U.S. Department of Energy

Via CleanTechnica, a report on new watergy funding in the U.S.: File this one under W for What a coincidence! Seven southwestern US states are facing a drop-dead deadline for figuring out a new way to divvy up the dwindling waters of the Colorado River, and meanwhile the US Department of Energy has just announced […]

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Hydropower Projects in Nepal and Myanmar Remain Uncertain

Via Future Directions International, a look at hydropower in Nepal and Myanmar: Hydropower is the foundation of the Chinese transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. In the past two decades it has added more than 300GW of hydroelectricity to its grid. China sees itself as a global leader in the development of hydropower and is willing to […]

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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.”